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Should I Switch to Solar Energy?

By |2021-03-31T16:27:35+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 |2021-02-04T17:06:07+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 |2021-01-26T19:55:35+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 |2021-01-14T17:24:17+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 |2021-01-06T19:43:51+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

5 Popular Solar Panel Monitoring Apps to Check Out

By |2020-11-17T20:06:23+00:00November 11th, 2020|Solar Technology|

The world of solar energy is rapidly expanding. Alongside the exponential growth of technology in general. New innovations in solar power and technology are poised to make impacts on the future of renewable energy. But many of these technologies, like an app to monitor solar panels, are much more accessible than you think. You solar

Why and How to Clean Your Solar Panels

By |2020-10-30T22:42:14+00:00October 29th, 2020|Solar 101|

Months after the international COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives, there’s one thing on our minds more than it used to be: cleaning. Whether it’s meticulously washing your hands after coming home, or disinfecting frequently-touched surfaces such as keys and door knobs. But what about cleaning your solar panels? For residential solar panel system owners,