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The Best Place to Install Solar Panels

The Best Place to Install Solar Panels

May 23, 2018


Location, location, location. No, we’re not talking about real estate. A solar panel’s location has everything to do with its efficiency and overall functionality. If you’re considering joining the hundreds of thousands of homeowners who use rooftop solar energy panels, this brief guide can help you determine the best place to install panels so you … Continue reading The Best Place to Install Solar Panels

How Do Different Solar Technologies Work?

How Do Different Solar Technologies Work?

Apr 25, 2018


We’ve all heard about the benefits of solar technology, namely, lower energy prices and a greener planet. People used to dismiss the idea because of exorbitant installation costs, but these days, the initial investment is much more affordable. Solar electric systems have gotten about 50 percent cheaper and the price of solar PV panels has … Continue reading How Do Different Solar Technologies Work?

Gruesome Energy Guzzlers:  Combatting Standby Power Waste in Your Home

Gruesome Energy Guzzlers: Combatting Standby Power Waste in Your Home

Mar 26, 2018


There’s a vampire living in your home, right under your nose. It could be lurking in your living room, in the kitchen or in your bedroom, and you may not know it’s even there. Don’t let energy vampires eat up your home’s power and run up your energy bills! Protect your wallet from these phantom … Continue reading Gruesome Energy Guzzlers: Combatting Standby Power Waste in Your Home

How Do I Reduce My Energy Bill With Insulation?

How Do I Reduce My Energy Bill With Insulation?

Feb 21, 2018


Although Californians are lucky enough to have beautiful, temperate weather all year long, there are still those odd days that can either leave us chattering our teeth or wishing we could dive into the nearest body of water. On these days, our home HVAC systems are our best friends, warming or cooling our homes to … Continue reading How Do I Reduce My Energy Bill With Insulation?

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