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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

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

4 Ways Solar Panels Save Money in Retirement

By |2021-04-14T17:26:11+00:00March 18th, 2021|Why Solar|

You may have never considered it before, but solar panels are a great part of any retirement planning strategy. Don’t believe us? We’ll be happy to explain why solar panels make great financial sense for retirees. We’ve put together a list of four of the ways solar panels can help save money in retirement. Keep

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

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

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

By |2020-11-18T19:59:15+00:00November 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

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