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

By |2022-11-09T16:41:36-06:00November 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

What the Inflation Reduction Act Means for Solar

By |2022-10-14T13:42:55-06:00September 21st, 2022|Going Green, Solar in the News|

Last month, President Biden passed a bill known as H.R. 5376 – Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The bill covers multiple topics, including healthcare, corporate taxes, staging at the IRS, and solar energy related legislation. The Inflation Reduction Act will decrease consumer energy costs, increase energy security, and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The combined investments

How Much Difference Can Individual Actions Make on Climate Change by Switching to Solar?

By |2022-08-22T16:47:39-06:00August 15th, 2022|Going Green|

Taylor Swift, Kylie Jenner, and other celebrities’ actions have recently been called into question around their individual actions on climate change, specifically around private jet usage. This lead us to question many things, such as: What impact to individuals have on climate change? Does one individual switching to solar really make a difference? What changes

Kansas City Solar and Renewable Energy Making Headlines

By |2022-07-13T22:09:28-06:00June 23rd, 2022|Going Green, Solar in the News|

Renewable energy around the country is making headlines on a weekly basis. Kansas City solar and renewable energy is no exception. As the need to switch away from fossil fuels becomes more apparent, both individuals and governments are doing their part. Recently there was the completion of the feasibility study for a solar array near

Biden’s Green Energy Promises – Updates

By |2022-07-13T22:09:49-06:00June 13th, 2022|Going Green, Solar in the News|

Even before officially taking office, Joe Biden’s green energy promises began flowing from his twitter and team. Originally writing about this in November 2020, we thought it was time to check in to see what has transpired. The goal is not to create a comprehensive list, but rather look at some of the most impactful

Why Solar Energy Isn’t a Political Issue

By |2022-07-13T22:15:20-06:00September 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 Does Solar Energy Help the Environment?

By |2022-07-13T22:15:28-06:00September 9th, 2021|Going Green, Why Solar|

When you think of solar panels, you may think of a few things. First on people’s minds is often the idea of saving money. And for good reason: Going solar can dramatically reduce, or even eliminate, your monthly electric bill. It can also increase your home’s value, and you can even get tax credits from

5 Benefits of Solar for Commercial Properties

By |2022-07-13T22:18:24-06:00February 23rd, 2021|Going Green, Why Solar|

As a business owner or commercial property owner, you may be curious about solar panels. It may sometimes feel like everything you learn about solar is targeted toward residential solar customers. But did you know that investing in solar for your commercial property could be just as beneficial? Keep reading to learn 5 benefits of

Why Community Matters When it Comes to Solar Energy

By |2022-07-13T22:19:04-06:00January 5th, 2021|Going Green, Why Solar|

“It takes a village.” While this popular quote -- originally an African proverb -- is generally applied to the concept of raising a child, we at KC Solar believe it holds merit in another area. We truly believe in the importance of community in promoting the widespread adoption of solar energy. Whether it comes from

How Do Solar Panels Work?

By |2022-07-13T22:19:14-06:00December 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

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