DEBUNKED: Popular Myths About Solar Energy

Posted by Lumina Solar on May 6, 2021 11:00:29 AM

As you make the decision to switch to solar energy, you are bound to come across misconceptions and misleading information. Here, we debunk four common myths about solar energy systems.

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Thinking of Solar Panels On Your Home? Here’s What You Should Know

Posted by Lumina Solar on Apr 1, 2021 2:56:07 PM
Going green with solar is no doubt one of the smartest decisions any household can make in regard to harnessing sustainable energy. However, getting the most out of your home solar setup is not as simple as attaching several square footages of solar panels on your roof. Fortunately, at Lumina Solar, we understand all that quite well. So, let’s discuss the top three things anyone considering home solar installation should first know.

Roof Shape and Material for Solar Panels


The shape of your roof impacts the amount of direct sunlight your panels stand to receive. This means that it also affects the amount of energy that can be harnessed. You must have probably figured out by now that a standard gable roof is perhaps one of the most suitable for solar installation. However, adjustments can still be made to your existing roof to get the most out of your solar panels. Composition shingle and concrete tiles roof are also great for installation. A clay-tiled roof, on the other hand, is not very ideal due to the high risk of breakage. Before installation, our technicians at Lumina Solar conduct a site visit to assess a multitude of factors on the roof, such as pitch degree, shading, and shape.

Direction of Your Roof


Solar panels need to be angled directly toward the sun in order to soak up as much sunlight – ergo energy – as possible. If you live in an area that already receives plenty of sunlight, that’s a great first step. Depending on your geographical location, the roof that faces direct sunlight for the better part of the day will be the ideal choice of solar panel installation.

Condition of Your Roof


Solar panels have a substantial weight. Additionally, installation may require drilling supports into your roof. Therefore, a structurally sound roof is preferred to perform the installation. Our technicians at Lumina Solar will assess and recommend repairs, if necessary, before installing your home solar setup.
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How to Ensure the Lifespan of Solar Panels

Posted by Lumina Solar on Mar 23, 2021 10:21:44 AM

It’s no secret that solar panels are a great investment when it comes to being environmentally conscious and energy efficient. If you're hoping to buy photovoltaic panels in the future, it's important to know how long you'll be able to use them.
But how do you ensure that your panels will last a long time?

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Solar Power Vs. Coal Power: In with The New Out with Old

Posted by Lumina Solar on Feb 24, 2021 9:00:00 AM

In the United States and many other developed countries, solar power is considered one of the more affordable forms of energy and sources of electricity. According to a 2020 report published by Ember – a climate-focused organization, renewable sources of energy such as Solar are increasing their footprint across the globe. Carbon-free sources of power are nearly surpassing coal power generation. As a matter of fact, coal power generation dropped by almost nine percent in the first half of 2020, and a third of that drop is directly attributed to carbon-free power sources.

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Cut Your Bills and Boost Your Finances with Home Solar Installation

Posted by Lumina Solar on Feb 16, 2021 11:16:33 AM

If you're thinking about taking a plunge into solar energy, it's never been a better time. Prices of solar panels have dropped by more than half in the past decade and installation times are down nearly 90 percent.

And with the latest advances in solar technology, homeowners now have access to an income-generating asset that will pay for itself in short order.

Shortly, you’ll discover how all these adds up to the benefit of the average homeowner.

But first, here is...

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The future has arrived...SOLAR 2.0

Posted by Lumina Solar on Jan 20, 2021 9:35:02 AM

We know what you're asking yourself right now...

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Topics: Solar Panels, Lumina Solar, Saving Money, Tesla Powerwall, Solar Power, Home Solar

2021 Will Redefine Renewables in the US

Posted by Lumina Solar on Jan 7, 2021 1:09:18 PM

While Election news and the COVID-19 Pandemic have wreaked havoc on the US economy, 2021 is beginning with a surge on renewable energy. The promise of a Green New Deal, the hope of rejoining the Paris Agreement, and an overall worldwide commitment to carbon neutrality are giving all renewable energies a jumps-start to a new year.

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Topics: Solar Panels, Lumina Solar, Saving Money, Tesla Powerwall, Solar Power, Home Solar

2020 - The Year of Resolve

Posted by Lumina Solar on Dec 18, 2020 12:16:47 PM

By now we're all a little tired of hearing the words, pandemic, quarantine, and coronavirus...

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We're Dreaming of a Solar Holiday

Posted by Lumina Solar on Dec 4, 2020 2:17:41 PM

As this year comes to a close we can truly look back at 2020 as a year of turmoil and perseverance.

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We're Thankful for Solar

Posted by Lumina Solar on Nov 19, 2020 9:58:20 AM

Lumina is one of the fastest growing Solar companies in the industry.

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Topics: Solar Panels, Saving Money, Solar Power, Home Solar