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Will Rooftop Commercial Solar Energy Work for Your Business?

rooftop commercial solar energy
A rooftop commercial solar energy system is a wise investment for almost any business. Generating your own energy not only saves money but also protects your company against future electricity rate hikes. And those are far from the only benefits of switching to photovoltaic power. Unfortunately,...

Installing a Solar Energy System? 6 Benefits of Using Micro-Inverters

Installing a Solar Energy System
Your solar energy system needs an inverter to take the direct current (DC) harnessed from the sun and convert it to alternating current (AC) power, which is the standard in U.S. homes. String inverters are the less expensive, but photovoltaic experts often recommend micro-inverters, due to their...

What’s the Net Metering Policy in Your Intermountain West State?

Net Metering Policy in Your Intermountain West State
Solar net metering policies vary across the country. In some states, solar homeowners are credited the full retail rate for excess electricity sent to the utility grid, but in others, the energy is credited at a lower rate — or not at all. Currently, 38 states have mandatory solar net energy...

Residential Solar Energy System Key Components

Residential Solar Energy
Residential solar energy systems are designed on a case-by-case basis. Homeowners have different electricity needs, and because every rooftop or ground installation site is unique, photovoltaic system configurations are individually planned. That said, most residential photovoltaic power installations...

Solar Power Load Shifting Can Minimize Your Electric Bills

Minimize Your Electric Bills
Installing a solar power system can slash your electric bills because you’ll be generating your own home energy and won’t need as much electricity from the utility grid. However, even if you live in a state with net metering, your utility bill may not disappear entirely. That’s where load...

4 Solar Panel Installation Secrets that Help Cut Costs

Solar Panel Installation Secrets
Solar panel installation is more affordable than you may think. In fact, thanks to the growing number of financing options available, homeowners in all income brackets can make the switch to cost-effective photovoltaic power. But if you want to save even more on the cost of installing a home...

Federal Solar Tax Credit: How to Claim Yours 

Federal Solar Tax Credit
Without question, the federal solar tax credit is the single most lucrative financial incentive available for making the switch to photovoltaic power. It’s like getting an automatic 30 percent reduction in the price of a solar energy system installation — and the credit has no maximum dollar...