Entries by Solar Expert

Are Solar Panels Right For Your Family?

Off-the-grid early adopters weren’t as fortunate as today’s homeowners. Solar panels are so common and widely used that they are no longer considered a risky investment. In fact, take a closer look at your community. Chances are more neighbors are using solar than you realize! The best thing to do is conduct some quality research […]

Solar = Financial Sense

Although solar power has been around for well over a hundred years, it really didn’t experience its residential boom until the 90’s. In the beginning, solar panels were bulky, expensive, and misunderstood. Over the years, solar panels have experienced a complete makeover, adopting sleeker silhouettes and becoming exponentially more cost effective. Today’s solar panels blend […]

Reselling Solar

As homeowners ourselves, we know that we don’t even replace a lightbulb in our home without contemplating its effect on the resale value of our home. If you’re like the majority of Americans, your home is your biggest investment, and you don’t want to do anything to compromise that. The old school mentality was that […]

Solar Power – Free Energy from the Sun

Sunlight is a fascinating phenomenon. We experience it everyday, we rely upon it everyday. Without it life on earth would cease to exist.  In addition to the very familiar ways we already benefit, sunlight also brings us solar power. Solar power is generally defined as the conversion of energy from sunlight into usable electrical power. […]

Solar Electricity Across America

The third quarter of 2013, the most recent data available, was the second largest solar installation quarter on record in America.  A 35% increase over the third quarter of 2012 was achieved with 930 MW installed. The residential segment saw 186 MW come online. The falling costs of panels continue to be a driving factor in […]

Zero Energy Construction – The Solar Connection

New Zero Energy construction and redevelopment projects might be coming to your community soon! Is Tomorrow’s Future Zero Energy? Science fiction authors have often painted a future where technology solved man’s greatest challenges. Perhaps you can envision an endless supply of clean energy? Every great achievement begins with a goal. It’s known that solar collection […]

Solar Leasing For Your Home

Highly efficient photovoltaic (PV) systems have become more affordable than ever over the last decade. The contributing factors are growing each year. Improved engineering and manufacturing techniques are leading to greater product yield. Around the world, dozens of manufacturers with a solid track record of performance are competing for market share. In America, local, state […]

Solar Panels – Just how do they Work?

Over the last decade the technology behind successfully harnessing the energy from the sun has improved dramatically. We recommend an expert in all things solar, NASA, for an in-depth technical explanation of how it works. In a Nutshell – Solar Panel Technology For the majority of us, a simplified explanation will do just fine. We […]