5 Must-Know Facts About Solar Panels

Posted by Colin Gload on Sep 18, 2019 3:55:40 PM

You don’t have to be an expert to move forward with implementing solar energy, but it does help to know some things, especially if you’ve been on the fence about whether or not solar energy is the right choice for your household.

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Are Solar Panels Getting Less Expensive?

Posted by Colin Gload on Sep 12, 2019 1:37:50 PM

When a new type of technology first hits the market, it's usually pretty costly. However, shortly after the initial release, the price typically begins to drop. There are a few reasons for this. But, the main reason is that when new technology grows in popularity, more companies start to produce it and the supply begins to level out with the demand.

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Solar Panel Maintenance: Do I Need To Remove Leaves?

Posted by Colin Gload on Sep 6, 2019 2:07:10 PM

If you’ve recently made the switch to solar energy, you’re probably already enjoying the benefits. However, in order to keep doing so there are some basic things that you’ll need to do to keep your panels maintained. One step that you can take to keep your new gear operating efficiently is to keep it free of leaves and other debris.

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Will My Solar Panels Work In All Weather?

Posted by Colin Gload on Aug 21, 2019 11:48:17 AM

If you’ve started your research on solar panels because you want to reduce your utility bills, you might be wondering if they work in all weather conditions. The answer may surprise you.

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The Pros and Cons of Ground-mounted Solar Panels

Posted by Colin Gload on Aug 14, 2019 10:14:24 AM

Most often, solar panels are overwhelmingly associated with rooftops. After all, in the vast majority of installation scenarios, solar panels - whether they’re on a commercial building or residential property - are finding their purpose on the roof. They’re placed as close to unobstructed sunshine as they can get.

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The State of Maryland Is Making a Huge Push Toward Solar Energy

Posted by Colin Gload on Aug 7, 2019 2:59:29 PM

The benefits of going solar are undeniable. So undeniable, in fact, that state governments are getting on board. Last year, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) was given approval by the state Board of Public Works to install solar panels at 35 of their sites. This program is one of the first of its kind in the country and is a clear indicator of the value of solar panels.

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How Long Does A Solar Panel Installation Take?

Posted by Colin Gload on Jul 24, 2019 11:53:31 AM

As with any large-scale project, estimating the time it will take to install solar panels depends on a variety of factors. It’s not uncommon for customers to be concerned with the entire timeline of installation and setup. Some customers want to ensure the project is completed by a certain time of year or even a specific date, while others are just wondering how long they’ll have workers banging around on their roof.

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Will Solar Panels Offset My High Summer Electric Bills?

Posted by Colin Gload on Jul 17, 2019 8:37:00 AM

For many property owners, summer is one of the times of the year when they notice the biggest spike in their electric bill. This is especially true in locations that have a 4-season climate where people tend to switch over from using their heat to their air conditioning. In warmer climates where property owners are possibly using their air conditioning all year, or in areas where the humidity isn’t quite as suffocating, the spike in air conditioning usage might not be as noticeable.

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How Many Solar Panels Will I Need To Run My House?

Posted by Colin Gload on Jul 10, 2019 12:49:25 PM

Designing solar panel installations for homes is a surprisingly unique experience each time we do it. We don’t typically look at a home and say, “Okay, this house will get 5 panels and the one across the street will get 8 panels.” A lot more goes into it than that!

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Going Solar: Which Investment Option Is Right for Me?

Posted by Colin Gload on Jul 2, 2019 12:52:56 PM

Today, we’ll help you make sense of the three purchase and/or payment options for solar panels that are standard across the industry. And we’ll find which one would be the best choice for your home or business.

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