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How Well Do Solar Panels Hold Up in Inclement Weather?

By |2021-05-19T14:17:52+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 Solar Panels Increase Home Value in Retirement

By |2021-05-05T14:27:57+00:00May 4th, 2021|Going Green, Why Solar|

As you move toward retirement, you might be thinking about beginning the “rest of your life.” Whether you want to focus on your hobbies, travel the world, or spend more time with your family and growing cohort of grandkids. But finances are always part of the equation. And home solar panels are a surprising but

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

Consider Solar Panels in Your Retirement Planning Strategy

By |2021-04-14T20:12:28+00:00February 4th, 2021|Going Green, Why Solar|

From the time we’re young adults, many of us are told again and again about the importance of planning for retirement. Whether it’s contributing to work-sponsored 401(k)s and getting an employer match or funding an IRA retirement account. Smart financial decisions can help make sure we’re set for later in life. But besides stashing money

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