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Solar in the News

Solar Scams to Watch Out For With Bad Solar Companies

By |2022-05-18T19:04:57+00:00May 19th, 2022|Going Green, Solar 101, Solar in the News|

With inflation rising around the world, consumers are feeling the pinch when it comes to their finances. And the price of electricity is no exception. In fact, electricity prices in 2021 rose at the highest rate since 2008, according to new numbers by the U.S. Energy Informative. While electricity prices typically increase at a rate

Solar Panel Monitoring Systems: Are They Necessary?

By |2022-04-18T20:34:37+00:00April 12th, 2022|Solar 101, Solar in the News, Solar Technology|

When it comes to going solar, there are a lot of different variables that you need to be aware of. Things such as how much energy you use, what direction your roof faces, or if you have enough land to have ground mounted solar panels, what trees or other obstructions might block sunlight from your

Are Ground Mounted Solar Panels The Best Choice For Me?

By |2022-02-21T21:12:42+00:00February 8th, 2022|Solar 101, Solar in the News|

If you’re looking to go solar, you might be wondering what type of solar system is the best choice for you. There are quite a few things to take into consideration, from what company to choose, financing decisions, and even which type of solar installation to choose. While ground mounted solar panels are not a

Are Solar Incentives Coming To an End?

By |2022-01-26T17:49:36+00:00January 24th, 2022|Solar 101, Solar in the News|

Solar incentives have been around since Solar Investment Tax Credit went into effect in 2006, and has seen great success in the growth of solar. Initially set to expire at the end of 2007, it has been extended by Congress a number of times. Currently it is set to expire at the end of 2023,

KC Solar Featured on KC Business Huddle Podcast

By |2022-01-24T15:35:59+00:00January 18th, 2022|Solar in the News, Why Solar|

Our two KC Solar co-owners Scott Briley and Hunter Hoss were on Bernie Wurts’s podcast, KC Business Huddle back in December. We encourage you to go listen to the episode here, but for your convenience, we’ve also provided detailed show notes below. Scott and Hunter start by introducing themselves and discussing a bit of their

Solar Shingles and Other Solar Innovations To Watch in 2022

By |2022-01-12T18:16:41+00:00January 6th, 2022|Solar in the News, Solar Technology|

Each January, the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show) Conference is held in Las Vegas, hosted by the Consumer Technology Association. This year’s event put a spotlight on many types of technological innovations in a variety of sectors, but there’s one specifically in the solar industry that got many people buzzing: solar shingles. Many news outlets,

Why Solar Energy Isn’t a Political Issue

By |2021-09-29T17:36:44+00:00September 29th, 2021|Solar in the News, Why Solar|

When you think of solar energy, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? It might be saving money on your electric bill, becoming energy independent, or its environmental friendliness. But it also might stir other feelings as well. And some of those feelings might be related to its perceived status as a political

How Solar Panels Put Energy Back in the Hands of the People

By |2021-09-11T00:19:56+00:00July 27th, 2021|Solar in the News, Why Solar|

You may already know many of the best reasons for making the switch to solar panels. It’s great for the environment, it can save you tons of money, and it’s a smart financial choice for those looking toward retirement. But it turns out that going solar -- especially when you choose to work with a

Good News for 2021: Solar Tax Breaks Extended

By |2021-04-14T20:14:57+00:00January 26th, 2021|Solar 101, Solar in the News|

While it wasn’t easy, we’ve made it to 2021. And 2020 is likely a year most of us would prefer to forget. It was a year full of uncertainty and sacrifices in the wake of the pandemic, all topped off with a tense election in the last few months. Whether or not you feel that

Understanding Evergy’s Solar Plans in Kansas

By |2020-12-23T19:52:42+00:00December 10th, 2020|Solar 101, Solar in the News|

After the high-profile merger between Kansas City Power & Light and Topeka-based Westar Energy, energy giant Evergy is making headlines again. This time, it’s for something that really hits home for us at KC Solar: proposed extra charges for solar panel users. A quick Google News search shows no shortage of opinions when it comes