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Category: Solar Power

What Would You Do with $100,000?

A 7 kilowatt solar system, which is about 20 to 21 panels (assuming 340+ watt panels) on your roof, may save you an estimated $100,000 in energy costs over the span of...

Net Energy Metering – What in the World Is That?

Sometimes it feels like there’s this whole alphabet soup of solar energy terms. You’ve probably heard some of them thrown around. ITC, TOU, NEM – the list goes on....

What Happens During The Solar Panel Installation Process?

The process of Solar Panel Installation involves four easy steps. It all starts with your phone call or form submission where we get your basic information and goals,...

Residential Solar Power Explained

Solar Generation Costs Falling, Conventional Could Rise As of 2012, the power generated from residential solar power systems cost an average of between $0.12 per...

Advantages of Solar Power

A few of the advantages of going solar:   Saving Money   When you go solar you immediately save on electricity, and you can do it with no money down.You’ll...

Backup Your Solar Energy With a Battery

A battery backup solar power system will provide your home with power if the utility grid goes down—such as after a natural disaster. A fully charged battery will...

Buy Your Own Solar Energy System

A Solar Lease May Sound Great On The Surface, But You May Prefer To Buy Instead.   When you purchase instead of lease a solar system, it dramatically raises your...

The Financial Benefits of Solar Power

The big question for any homeowner considering installing solar power is a simple one: How quickly will the system pay for itself?   Save On Electricity Costs The...

Q&A: How Homeowners Beat High Summer Bills With Solar

The first day of summer is June 20, bringing with it a season of outdoor barbecues, long lazy afternoons and lots of sunshine. But as the temperatures increase, we know...

Want the Best Solar Panels? Choose the Right Solar Installer

At SunPower friends and family often ask us: “Where can I buy solar panels?” But what they’re really asking is: “How can I buy solar panels and get them...

No Fuel, No Pollution, No Waste: a Primer on Solar Panels

Solar is a fairly new energy alternative in the market these days. And it has created quite a buzz for a very good reason. Solar is environment and budget conscious, and...

Is It Better to Rent or Buy Solar Panels?

In the convenience of this day and age, many items are available to buy and own or rent, and solar panels are no exception. And like most of these choices, the answer to...