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How Solar Panels Protect You Against Inflation

By |2021-04-18T22:04:09+00:00April 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 |2021-04-19T14:54:13+00:00March 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

5 Benefits of Solar for Commercial Properties

By |2021-04-14T20:11:50+00:00February 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

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

Why to Use a Local Solar Company Near You

By |2021-04-14T20:16:10+00:00January 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

Why Community Matters When it Comes to Solar Energy

By |2021-04-14T20:59:25+00:00January 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 |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

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

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

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