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Just the Facts – Solar Energy

Just the Facts – Solar Energy

Jan 22, 2018


Solar panel installations are still a relatively new option for many homeowners, and some critics are capitalizing on this naiveté to perpetuate myths about solar panels. Here are some straight facts about solar energy panels and their installation to help you determine if they are a worthwhile investment for your home. Busting Solar Energy Myths … Continue reading Just the Facts – Solar Energy

Leasing vs. Buying a Solar Panel System

Leasing vs. Buying a Solar Panel System

Dec 26, 2017


Solar panels are a relatively new utility option for homeowners, and thus, there’s a lot of confusion surrounding the specifics of solar panel installation. Most people think leasing sounds like the more appealing option because purchasing a solar panel system is so costly. However, leasing a solar panel system isn’t nearly as attractive as it … Continue reading Leasing vs. Buying a Solar Panel System

Is Solar Panel Efficiency Affected by Temperature?

Is Solar Panel Efficiency Affected by Temperature?

Nov 28, 2017


Solar panels, also known as photovoltaic panels, create electricity by collecting visible sunlight and converting it into energy. Because solar panels work directly with the sun, many people wonder whether ambient air temperature plays a role in how solar panels operate. For example, if the ambient air is hot, is a solar panel more efficient … Continue reading Is Solar Panel Efficiency Affected by Temperature?

Why Should My Business Adopt Solar Power?

Why Should My Business Adopt Solar Power?

Oct 24, 2017


With global climate change dominating the political stage as one of this generation’s hot-button issues, more and more residences and commercial enterprises are turning to renewable sources for energy production. Although wind and water are equally viable renewable energy resources, solar power is the world’s leading source of renewable energy because it’s the most easily … Continue reading Why Should My Business Adopt Solar Power?

Free Yourself from Ghastly Energy Bills

Free Yourself from Ghastly Energy Bills

Oct 17, 2017


Aside from your mortgage, your energy bill is likely one of the highest payments you make month-to-month. Who wants to sacrifice their hard-earned cash on grid-based energy when they can make their own? Consider where you’re using the most energy in your home and take advantage of these shockingly effective money-saving techniques and enchanting alternative … Continue reading Free Yourself from Ghastly Energy Bills

Saving the Environment with Solar Energy

Saving the Environment with Solar Energy

Oct 04, 2017


As experts continue to assert that traditional energy generation methods are contributing to climate change, the “green” movement has gained strength. Now more than ever, people are pushing for the implementation of more environmentally friendly ways of generating energy and advancing society. One increasingly popular avenue of creating energy is harnessing sunlight to generate electricity. … Continue reading Saving the Environment with Solar Energy

What Does Carbon Footprint Mean?

What Does Carbon Footprint Mean?

Sep 07, 2017


The Carbon Footprint is the specific measurement of the total amount of carbon dioxide and methane emissions in set boundaries of a specific population, system or interest. These carbon dioxide emissions measurements may be individually- or collectively-accrued by all of humanity. Greenhouse gases are commonly emitted through land clearance (such as controlled burns) or through … Continue reading What Does Carbon Footprint Mean?

Maintaining Your Home’s Solar Panels

Maintaining Your Home’s Solar Panels

Aug 08, 2017


Installing solar panels on your home’s roofing is a small change that can make a big difference in your energy bill throughout the year. In addition to offering the “green” edge you’ve been looking for in your home, solar panels can also increase your home’s value and make you a more independent energy consumer. Once … Continue reading Maintaining Your Home’s Solar Panels

Why You Need a Home Energy Audit

Why You Need a Home Energy Audit

Jul 11, 2017


What is an Energy Audit? An energy audit, often called an energy assessment, is a comprehensive review of how efficiently your home uses energy. While you could perform an audit on your own, a BPI (Building Performance Industry) certified technician has access to the specific tools and diagnostic equipment needed to perform the most accurate … Continue reading Why You Need a Home Energy Audit

Types of Insulation for Your Home

Types of Insulation for Your Home

Jun 19, 2017


Remodeling, restoring or adding onto an existing property requires many steps and there are many factors to consider. Features such as insulation might be an afterthought, but play an important role in keeping a home comfortable and livable despite its hidden nature. Installing or updating your home’s insulation can have a significant impact on your … Continue reading Types of Insulation for Your Home