Solar Monitor system

Why You’ll Want a Solar Monitor Once You Go Solar

Solar Monitor system

A funny thing happens once most people go solar: they experience an irresistible urge to find out how much energy their system is generating.  It will happen to you, too, once you convert to clean, natural solar energy for your home.

 

Trust us, you’ll want to know what your system is doing!

Even if in your pre-solar days you never even once thought about how much energy you used, going solar makes you think holistically about your energy use, so much so that you’ll begin to care about energy production as well as energy consumption.

After all, every kilowatt generated represents savings in your pocket.  So, it’s a good thing there’s an easy way to find out how well your new system is working and it’s called a solar monitoring system.  Once you go solar, you’ll want one too!

You’ll want one because monitoring solar performance is not only fun and satisfying, but it can also help you get more out of your solar installation.  Here’s why…

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Phantom Energy

Your Next Weekend Project: Rid Your Home of Phantom Energy Hogs!

Phantom Energy

 

Some people may live in tiny apartments, but their energy bills are huge.  It’s not because they crank the AC or use the heat with a window open, either.  And no, they don’t own a pre-1980s refrigerator.  Their problem is phantom energy hogs.

 

Phantom energy hogs are the little things that add up.

While maintaining a comfortable temperature within your home is probably your largest energy hog, it’s the smaller energy drains which go undetected that can add up and increase your energy bill by as much as 15% in some cases!

 

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The 2016 Presidential Election: Where do the Candidates Stand on Solar?

2016 Presidential Candidates Stance on Solar

With Trump’s spotlight-stealing boldness and the possibility of electing our first female president, this has been an exciting presidential election thus far.  But what about the future of solar?  Where does each candidate stand when it comes to supporting solar energy initiatives for the American people?

For many voters, this is an issue that matters.  It’s tied in closely with the larger issue of climate change, which was recently named the “greatest threat to future generations” by President Obama.

But no matter how you feel about the hot issue of climate change, solar is something we should all care about.  The solar industry now employs more people than the coal industry, and technological advances in the past few years make solar feasible for more households than ever before, and at a much lower cost.

Here, in a quick and easy summary for your entertainment, is how each of the candidates fares on the solar-friendly scale.

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Why Feel Good about Going Solar

7 Reasons to Feel Good About Going Solar

Why Feel Good about Going Solar

 

We all know that going solar helps save the planet, but how does that help you next week, or even next year?  While it’s wonderful that we as homeowners can lessen our collective carbon footprint by choosing to go solar, it’s also good to know that there are many other reasons to feel good making the switch to solar.

Here are 7 of them…

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Residential Solar Timeline

Residential Solar Timeline: From Purchase to Installation

Residential Solar Timeline

 

We all know that solar panels are a great way of lowering your utility bills, and supporting the environment… but how long does it take to actually get a solar power system? Here’s your expected timeline of the process.

 

Day 1: Signing The Paperwork

Everything gets started on the day you sign the paperwork and give the team the go ahead. This meeting won’t be the first time, it will happen after several meetings – if you’re buying, you’ve already gone through the process of getting estimates and such.

In most cases, the paperwork can be quickly and easily completed, but in some rare cases, it may take more than a day to get all of the paperwork signed. If you’re waiting on a loan approval from a bank, for example, you might need to delay until that’s been settled.

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