Commercial Solar Energy Can Enhance Brand Equity

Commercial Solar Energy Can Enhance Brand Equity

So there are a lot of advantages for a business to go solar. A lesser talked about aspect of solar for businesses is that solar can enhance a business' brand image and drive greater awareness for customers and in the community.…

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How To Choose A Solar Installer

How To Choose A Solar Installer

How does one go about choosing a solar installation company? The first thing you have to do is find one. This is done through research on the Internet, a referral, or seeing a local advertisement.…

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Why Your Solar Energy System Should Be Bigger

Why Your Solar Energy System Should Be Bigger

People are increasingly going solar to take advantage of the 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit, low financing, and for environmental reasons. Many of these same people are purchasing smaller systems, in particular, 3 or 4 kW arrays. But why not go bigger? What are the advantages of getting a 7 kW system (or 10 kW) over a 4 kW system?…

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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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How Long Does It Take To Install Solar, From Start To Finish?

How Long Does It Take To Install Solar, From Start To Finish?

Going solar is a lot like purchasing an automobile. You investigate, you compare, you discuss, you negotiate, and then you cut the check and have a party. OK. So you’ve decided to go solar. You’re going to take money off your electricity bill for the next 25 years (maybe 40+), you’re adding equity to your house (a tremendous amount), and you’re doing something positive for the environment. You've also joined more than a million others in the United States. So now the question: when are you going to actually start generating power from your system?…

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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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