How to Use Our Solar Calculator, Our Website's Most Popular Feature

How to Use Our Solar Calculator, Our Website's Most Popular Feature

So you're interested in solar? Great. Now you want to get a range on how much it costs. Not a problem. Let's start by taking a look at our solar calculator. There are three steps you need to follow to start. The first is you input your financials, how much your average electricity bill is for and the desired offset of your bill. Here is what it looks like:…

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As Electricity Prices Increase In Ohio, Solar Energy Is A Solution

As Electricity Prices Increase In Ohio, Solar Energy Is A Solution

Electricity prices are going to rise, but not just due to inflation or to fossil fuel price increases. Prices are going to rise because the nature of the electrical grid is changing. More coal-fired power plants are being decommissioned and natural gas fired plants are coming online. These plants cost $1 Billion to construct and connect, costing Ohio consumers upwards of $6 Billion in additional fees. So why do utility companies insist on blaming the rate increases on solar?…

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Solar Financing: Options and Outcomes

Solar Financing: Options and Outcomes

By Mattie DeDoes

Since its inception, the field of solar energy generation has always been full of promise and potential. However, in decades past, household solar panels have often not been a financially viable option for lower and middle class homeowners. While funding assistance - through various public and private sources - has been around for some time, the high cost associated with solar systems has made them more of a luxury product than a cost-saving measure. Well, good news is on the horizon. With the breadth of financing options that have become available, you no longer have to be “Oprah rich” to take advantage of the wealth of benefits that solar power has to offer. Recent long-term plans allow easier access to solar power for customers in a variety of financial situations.

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So what is it about those LED lights?

So what is it about those LED lights?

Now that a law passed during the Bush administration calling for the phase-out of incandescent light bulbs is in full effect, you’ll need to begin considering your options for replacing or upgrading your home or your commercial building’s incandescent lighting bulbs and fixtures.…

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Saving Green by Being Green- Tax Credit Explained

Saving Green by Being Green- Tax Credit Explained

The once a year drudgery is done. Tax day is behind us, and we are free from its boredom for another year. That is, unless you want to save money. Corporations save millions every year because they plan their purchases ahead of time based not only on what they need but on the tax code. The federal income tax code is complicated, but there are very quick and simple provisions that can save you thousands, allowing you to save the planet.…

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Lets Solarize Ohio

Lets Solarize Ohio

“Solarize” refers to a program for the collective purchasing of residential PV systems and was started in a south-eastern neighborhood of Portland, Oregon in 2009. It is a grassroots effort organized by a group of residents there to use the principle behind the “economy-of-scale” to reduce their costs for installing solar.…

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