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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

Kansas City Solar and Renewable Energy Making Headlines

By |2022-07-13T22:09:28-05:00June 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 |2022-07-13T22:09:49-05:00June 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

Solar Panel Monitoring Systems: Are They Necessary?

By |2022-07-13T22:10:53-05:00April 12th, 2022|Solar 101, Solar in the News, Solar Technology|

When it comes to going solar, there are a lot of different variables that you need to be aware of. Things such as how much energy you use, what direction your roof faces, or if you have enough land to have ground mounted solar panels, what trees or other obstructions might block sunlight from your

How Well Do Solar Panels Hold Up in Inclement Weather?

By |2022-07-13T22:17:00-05:00May 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 Do Solar Panels Work?

By |2022-07-13T22:19:14-05:00December 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 |2022-07-13T22:19:26-05:00December 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 |2022-07-13T22:19:33-05:00November 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

The 2020 Election and Solar: Joe Biden’s Energy Plans

By |2022-07-13T22:19:41-05:00November 18th, 2020|Going Green, Solar in the News|

Days after Election Day 2020, the results became clear: Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States, unseating the incumbent President Donald Trump. After four years, Americans can expect several changes from the upcoming administration. And one of those changes will be Joe Biden’s energy plans. While Biden won’t be inaugurated until

5 Popular Solar Panel Monitoring Apps to Check Out

By |2022-07-13T22:19:58-05:00November 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

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