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Solar Technology

Ground-Mounted Solar Panels vs. Rooftop Solar Panels: Pros and Cons

By |2024-05-30T14:16:40-05:00May 17th, 2024|Going Green, Solar 101, Solar Technology|

One of the key decisions homeowners and businesses face when installing solar systems is whether to opt for ground-mounted solar panels or rooftop solar panels. Both options have distinct advantages and disadvantages, and the best choice depends on various factors including space availability, budget, energy needs, and aesthetic preferences.  Keep reading to learn more about

What You Need To Know: Solar Panels and Tornadoes

By |2024-05-28T16:06:57-05:00May 1st, 2024|Solar 101, Solar Technology|

Solar panels are becoming a popular choice due to their clean energy production and how they can help homeowners save money on their electricity bills. However, in regions prone to severe weather like tornadoes -- like here in Missouri and Kansas -- concerns about the durability and safety of solar panels often arise. How do

How To Maximize Solar Energy Production This Spring

By |2024-05-28T15:20:36-05:00April 16th, 2024|Solar 101, Solar Technology|

Spring is finally here! As the chill of winter fades and the days grow longer, spring offers an excellent opportunity to maximize the efficiency and output of your solar energy system. With more sunlight hours and milder weather, your solar panels are poised to generate more electricity.  Here are some tips to help you maximize

How Smart Home Devices and Solar Monitoring Apps Can Help You Optimize Solar Power

By |2024-02-19T15:35:05-05:00February 9th, 2024|Solar in the News, Solar Technology|

In today's era of advancing technology and increasing environmental awareness, the integration of solar panels with smart home systems and mobile apps represents a powerful synergy between sustainability and convenience. When combined with technology, solar panels offer not only reduced energy bills but also enhanced control, efficiency, and sustainability for homeowners. Which helps you optimize

What You Need To Know About Solar Panels and Extreme Heat

By |2023-08-22T10:15:10-05:00August 28th, 2023|Solar Technology, Why Solar|

It’s August in Kansas City, and we’ve just experienced the hottest stretch of the summer so far. In fact, heat index records have been broken all over the region -- the city proper hit 118 degrees, while Lawrence, Kansas, clocked in at 134 degrees. Meanwhile, people are newly curious about solar panels in Wichita, Kansas,

Solar Farming: The Benefits of Growing Crops Under Solar Panels

By |2023-07-27T14:56:33-05:00August 7th, 2023|Solar in the News, Solar Technology|

We’re always keeping a pulse on solar news and solar innovations around the world, and something caught our eye this week: using solar farming, Germany is growing hops for beer under solar panels. As fans of beer and solar panels, what could be better? Solar farming, also known as agrivoltaics, is the practice of growing

5 Exciting Solar Innovations We’re Keeping an Eye On

By |2023-06-22T14:31:48-05:00June 26th, 2023|Solar in the News, Solar Technology|

It’s an exciting time to follow the solar industry. From new financial incentives that make solar more accessible and affordable, to new solar technology that could change the game completely, there’s no question that solar is growing. With more and more people choosing to go solar, more solar innovations are following suit. Keep reading to

What You Need To Know About Rural Solar Panels

By |2023-06-16T13:33:02-05:00June 16th, 2023|Solar 101, Solar in the News, Solar Technology|

With all the press solar panels have received lately -- from the new federal solar incentives, to exciting innovations in solar -- it’s no surprise that interest is high. But a lot of the time, the focus is on residential or commercial solar installation. What about rural solar panels? Solar panels in rural areas present

How Does the Weather Impact Solar Panel Energy Production?

By |2023-05-04T16:46:44-05:00May 4th, 2023|Solar 101, Solar Technology|

Here in Kansas City, it seems like spring is finally here. Not the false spring, where we get random 80-degree days in February and March and it feels like we’ve put winter behind us already -- only for it to snow at some point in April. That’s always fun. In the Midwest, we know that

The Durability of Solar Panels: How a 100% Solar Community Withstood a Category 5 Storm

By |2022-11-09T16:41:36-05:00November 10th, 2022|Going Green, Solar in the News, Solar Technology|

As we write this blog, Tropical Storm Nicole is on the move. Currently, the storm is battering the Bahamas and is predicted to develop into a full-blown hurricane that will move into Florida by this evening. Unfortunately, many places in Florida are still recovering from Hurricane Ian, which hit just over a month ago. But

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