In 2020, the average price per kilowatt-hour (kWh) trended higher than ever in the United States. If you felt like your electric bill was more than it ever had been, that's because it was.
Empowering You Towards Sustainable Independence
So, you think you're ready to make the switch to solar energy. That is a great decision for our planet's future. You are about to contribute to the 160 GW of solar power the industry will add to the grid in the next five years.
Solar power is one of the hottest (no pun intended) real estate trends. Almost everyone knows that solar power is great for the environment and could help Americans transition away from excessive fossil fuel usage.
Home solar technology has exploded in recent years. Once upon a time solar panels were few and far between or limited to off the grid cabins. Photovoltaic (PV) equipment becomes more efficient while simultaneously becoming less expensive.
The solar industry has also evolved. There are now ways to reap the benefits of solar at almost any budget. Even without a massive influx of cash or down payment, you can lower your monthly cost while increasing the value of your home.
The decision to make the jump to solar energy in your home can be difficult. Leaving behind something that you’ve been doing your whole adult life, using the power utility, for something new can be daunting. We are here to make it as easy as possible. We take away all of the heavy lifting, while keeping you informed of the status of your project. Here are the basic steps of how we plan and execute a solar project on a home.
Over the last decade there has been incredible growth in the solar industry. The number of panels erected atop homes across the U.S. has absolutely exploded. In the past 10 years it has seen an annual 49% growth.
Home storage batteries represent the next evolution of home renewable energy. Homeowners can amplify the benefits of solar power by storing the energy they’ve produced to be used at their choosing. This is a new technology and it will continue to develop and evolve at a breakneck pace. New abilities and features will emerge with new product offerings but there are several fundamental use cases and situations which will certainly resonate with many homeowners even at this early stage
It’s a logical question, you’re speaking with a representative of a solar company and you start doing the math in your head: “If this is an investment on my home, will I see the return on that investment when I sell my house?”
Like most things pertaining to home improvements and their relation to the home’s value, there’s no exact figure a seller can rely on every time. There is a large enough sample size that we can reasonably estimate that a kitchen or bathroom remodel will likely yield a return close to its cost, but there are exceptions.
Net metering is a process that helps answer one of the age old problems with solar, what do you do when the sun goes down?
People use a lot of energy during the evening hours, the lights are on and they’re using more of their electric fixtures like an electric range to make dinner and then relax in front of the TV. Without a doubt, we all still need power, even when the sun goes down.
Millions of people have reaped the benefits of solar energy in the last decade. They enjoy helping the planet while also helping their bottom line. Regardless of the size of the system or how much it would save them, going solar is a big decision for every homeowner. This is your step by step guide to help smooth out the process, make more informed decisions, and when you choose to go solar, ensure you have the best experience possible.