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The History of Solar Energy

The History of Solar Energy

Dec 11, 2019


Did you know solar energy is the leading source of renewable power in the United States? As we all know, non-renewable and fossil fuel energy has created adverse impacts on the environment and is not sustainable for the future. In contrast to this, solar panels offer clean energy by using integrated photovoltaic cells. The cells … Continue reading The History of Solar Energy

Solar Saves When PG&E Shuts Off Your Electricity

Solar Saves When PG&E Shuts Off Your Electricity

Dec 06, 2019


The recent wildfires in California have caused many residents to re-think how they power their homes and businesses. The fires have revealed how fragile the state’s power grid can be in providing reliable and safe energy to Californians. The response by  Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has been to preemptively reduce the risk of fire … Continue reading Solar Saves When PG&E Shuts Off Your Electricity

4 Advantages of Solar Energy in Agriculture for California Farmers

4 Advantages of Solar Energy in Agriculture for California Farmers

Oct 28, 2019


It’s no secret that there are numerous benefits to using solar energy as a way of sustainably and responsibly powering homes and office buildings, but did you know there are many benefits to using solar energy in agriculture? You can use solar energy to power your farm, and this is great news for California farmers. … Continue reading 4 Advantages of Solar Energy in Agriculture for California Farmers

How Often Do Solar Panels Need To Be Cleaned?

How Often Do Solar Panels Need To Be Cleaned?

Oct 24, 2019


Solar panels are a wonderful way to make use of clean, renewable energy from the sun. Because your panels face upward to absorb the sun’s rays, they are also continually exposed to the elements. Your panels will come into contact with rain, dirt, dust, all kinds of debris, and bird waste. How often is solar … Continue reading How Often Do Solar Panels Need To Be Cleaned?

How Does Heat Affect Solar Panel Efficiency?

How Does Heat Affect Solar Panel Efficiency?

Oct 21, 2019


One common misconception about solar panels is that because solar panels convert sunlight to electricity, stronger sunlight must mean more solar energy from the panels. The reality, however, is that there is infrared radiation in sunlight that creates heat on the surface of the panels. If the heat warms up your solar panels to an … Continue reading How Does Heat Affect Solar Panel Efficiency?

Insulation For Homeowners

Insulation For Homeowners

Oct 04, 2019


Insulation for homeowners is essential in order to maintain energy efficiency and comfort at home. Insulation keeps warm air in and cold air out during the colder seasons and vice versa during the warmer seasons. This not only allows for stable temperatures in your home, it keeps home equipment such as heaters and HVAC systems … Continue reading Insulation For Homeowners

7 Commonly Asked Questions about Solar Energy

7 Commonly Asked Questions about Solar Energy

Oct 01, 2019


Wondering if you should get solar panels for your home or business? Curious about how solar panels generate electricity, save you money, and reduce CO2 in the atmosphere? You’ve come to the right place! The answers to these questions about solar energy from our experts at Energy Saving Pros (the leading Photovoltaic Solar (PV) developer … Continue reading 7 Commonly Asked Questions about Solar Energy

Solar Energy and Solar Panels Q&A

Solar Energy and Solar Panels Q&A

Sep 28, 2019


  At Energy Saving Pros, serving Northern California, we get asked a lot of questions about solar energy and solar panels. Some questions concern the size of the system needed, some have to do with installation, but most revolve around budgetary considerations. Here is a sampling of common questions we are asked. How much do … Continue reading Solar Energy and Solar Panels Q&A

Attic Fans for Homes

Attic Fans for Homes

Sep 16, 2019


Solar Attic Fans Are Great For Homes   Did you know that solar attic fans can be beneficial for your home during both the hot and cold seasons? Solar attic fans are beneficial for reducing the temperature in your attic during the summer, as well as for preventing moisture during the chilly winter months. At … Continue reading Attic Fans for Homes

Solar Tax Incentive

Solar Tax Incentive

Sep 13, 2019


It’s the Last Year for 30% Off Solar! If you have ever considered taking advantage of solar energy, now is the time to act. After 2019 ends, Californians will be missing out on a huge tax incentive to take advantage of switching to solar energy. At Energy Saving Pros, we want you to know that … Continue reading Solar Tax Incentive