Residential Solar: For Homes and Communities

Residential Solar: For Homes and Communities

An article comparing the advantages of community solar against those of a private system, read why each arrangement is a viable option for property owners or non-owners, and how they reduce financial strain.…

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Pros and Cons of Residential Solar Panels

Pros and Cons of Residential Solar Panels

If you’re interested in installing residential solar panels, you have likely been bombarded with solar marketing. Making a decision whether to install solar panels or not depends on different situations.…

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Solar Panel Permits in Four Easy Steps

Solar Panel Permits in Four Easy Steps

Solar panel installation is not limited to preparing your roof for installation. No one warns you about getting the Solar panel permits done right. The cost of the permit will vary depending on your location and property type. Some rules don’t allow you to add structures and alter certain aspects of the home or building without approval.…

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How to Become a Solar Success Story

How to Become a Solar Success Story

High energy costs and an unexpected spike in energy prices was one of the biggest reasons for many Kosovo communities to go solar. We're talking about a refined solar success story that can be a motivating factor for many rural communities to go solar. We’re talking about the 1999 Kosovan Conflict. This is after - the war had left Kosovo in ruins.…

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How Shading Can Limit Solar Efficiency

How Shading Can Limit Solar Efficiency

If you’ve made the decision to go solar, then you’re probably in process of making sure your roof is solar ready. One consideration is the amount of shading your roof gets.…

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How Much Rooftop Solar Can Potentially Be Installed In The United States?

How Much Rooftop Solar Can Potentially Be Installed In The United States?

In a report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published this past month, the total potential for rooftop solar in the U.S. could potentially account for at least 38.6% of total U.S. electricity creation. This does not include ground mounts, canopy, building facade, or any other type of solar installation. This is just purely a quantified estimate of solar that can be installed on small, medium, and large building rooftops for a total installed capacity of 1,118 GW. Currently the total installed solar capacity in the U.S. is 27 GW.…

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