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
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
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
Due to the nature of the industry and the highly competitive atmosphere in the solar industry, you may call your previous solar company or installer about a maintenance issue. You find the phone number no longer in service. What do you do when you find your solar company goes out of business? The short answer
Net metering is a crucial concept for solar homeowners looking to understand the cost-saving processes in the industry. Because of net metering, solar users are able to save tens of thousands of dollars over the lifetime of their installed system. Net metering is the process by which homeowners are able to access and use a
Don't think you have to sacrifice the aesthetics of your home for your commitment to renewable energy. Solar panel integrations can come standard and look like you would expect. We've explored how solar panels can be attractive in part 1 of our series. But let's look at some examples of the best solar homes. They
New innovations in solar power and technology are poised to make impacts on the future of renewable energy. Learn about five solar innovations.
When committing to solar energy for your home, you may wonder whether your solar panels will be durable enough to withstand years of environmental factors. It's a good question to ask. The short answer is: yes. Most manufacturers build their solar panels to withstand the elements.
As the 50th anniversary of Earth Day approaches, consider these ideas for living a more sustainable lifestyle.