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Solar Technology

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

What Is The Lifespan Of A Solar Panel? Or … How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

By |2022-03-02T19:23:48+00:00March 2nd, 2022|Going Green, Solar 101, Solar Technology|

Similar to any other piece of technology, there is a lifespan for solar panels. If you have spent any time looking around at different solar panel producers, you’ll likely find that the industry standard life for how long solar panels last is between 25-30 years. Though the longevity of a solar panel is unlike most

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,

How Well Do Solar Panels Hold Up in Inclement Weather?

By |2021-09-11T00:20:49+00:00May 19th, 2021|Solar 101, Solar Technology|

When you decide to go solar, it’s a big decision. You already know how many benefits it can bring you -- from lower electricity bills, to energy independence, and more. However, installing home solar panels can be a big investment, though state and federal incentives can help reduce the cost. How do solar panels stand

How Do Solar Panels Work?

By |2020-12-23T21:09:01+00:00December 22nd, 2020|Solar 101, Solar Technology|

You know the benefits of solar power. Lower your electric bill. Become energy independent. And be environmentally friendly at the same time. But if you’re considering making the switch to solar, there’s one more burning question you may want answered. How do solar panels actually work, anyway? How do those big, shiny blue or black

Solar Panel Disposal and Recycling: What to Know

By |2021-01-14T17:25:05+00:00November 30th, 2020|Going Green, Solar Technology|

The benefits of solar panels are many. From a lower monthly electric bill, to increasing your home’s value, to becoming energy independent. But one of the most important benefits of solar panels is the positive impact on the environment. And when it comes to solar panel disposal at the end of their long lives, the

5 Popular Solar Panel Monitoring Apps to Check Out

By |2021-04-14T20:10:53+00:00November 11th, 2020|Solar Technology|

The world of solar energy is rapidly expanding. Alongside the exponential growth of technology in general. New innovations in solar power and technology are poised to make impacts on the future of renewable energy. But many of these technologies, like an app to monitor solar panels, are much more accessible than you think. You solar

How Solar Farming Can Save Farmers Money and Help the World

By |2021-04-21T18:59:37+00:00October 12th, 2020|Going Green, Solar 101, Solar in the News, Solar Technology|

Solar infrastructure and farming can combine in a powerful way that yields increased crop production and electricity simultaneously.  What is Solar Farming? Also called agrivoltaics, solar farming involves the practice of growing plants under the shade of solar panels.  Before this method was discovered, integrating solar panel use on farms was seen as impractical, due

What is Net Metering, and Why Does It Matter?

By |2021-04-21T18:55:19+00:00August 25th, 2020|Going Green, Solar 101, Solar Technology, Why Solar|

Net metering is a crucial concept for solar homeowners looking to understand the cost-saving processes in the industry. Because of net metering, solar users are able to save tens of thousands of dollars over the lifetime of their installed system.  Net metering is the process by which homeowners are able to access and use a

Review Solar Panel Buying Guide to Answer Your Questions

By |2020-09-01T16:38:16+00:00July 30th, 2020|Going Green, Solar 101, Solar Technology, Why Solar|

The overall cost for average Americans to buy solar panels is decreasing every year. And more people want solar energy. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, 92% of Americans favor expanding solar energy. With cost-saving benefits trending up as at the same time, more attention is paid to innovation in the solar industry.