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What the Inflation Reduction Act Means for Solar

By |2022-09-21T13:36:36-05:00September 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

Solar Shingles and Other Solar Innovations To Watch in 2022

By |2022-07-13T22:12:54-05:00January 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,

What Factors Influence the Value-Add of Solar Panels?

By |2022-07-13T22:14:17-05:00November 17th, 2021|Solar 101, Why Solar|

When it comes to buying solar panels, you may wonder: Is it really worth it? Even though they can help you save money on your electrical bill, they require a substantial investment upfront. But what if you don’t want to stay in the same home forever? It turns out that solar panels are great for

How Solar Panels Protect You Against Inflation

By |2022-07-13T22:17:13-05:00April 15th, 2021|Why Solar|

When you think about solar panels, you might think about their environmental impacts, especially as Earth Day 2021 approaches. And it’s true -- going solar is a great way to do your part to ensure a healthier planet for all of us. But did you know that solar panels are more than just a way

Should I Switch to Solar Energy?

By |2022-07-13T22:17:18-05:00March 31st, 2021|Going Green, Solar 101, Why Solar|

“Should I switch to solar energy?” It’s a question that many people have likely asked themselves. While you may know about some of the benefits, you may not feel like you know enough to seriously consider it. Maybe it sounds like a hassle, maybe it seems confusing, or maybe it just seems too expensive. But

Good News for 2021: Solar Tax Breaks Extended

By |2022-07-13T22:18:46-05:00January 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

Why to Use a Local Solar Company Near You

By |2022-07-13T22:18:55-05:00January 14th, 2021|Going Green, Solar 101|

Going solar is a big decision, and there are plenty of other decisions to make. While it may feel overwhelming at first, the numerous benefits of a home solar system -- energy independence, lower electric bills, contributing to sustainability -- certainly make it all feel worth it. But one of the most important decisions you

Should You Get a HERO Loan? Read Up First

By |2022-07-13T22:21:22-05:00September 9th, 2020|Going Green, Solar 101|

Your family’s financial bandwidth doesn’t have to get in the way of your quest to energy efficiency. Applying for a Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) loan could give you the cash you need to commit to sustainable and energy efficient choices for your home.  But it’s worth remembering that there could be a multitude of

What Are My Options for Financing Solar Panels?

By |2022-07-13T22:24:59-05:00April 21st, 2020|Solar 101|

Most of us know at least some benefits of solar power. For starters, they’re great for the environment. They can also increase your home’s value and help you save money on your electric bill. But for many people, the idea of moving forward with a home solar panel system may seem daunting. What about the

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