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What Is a Solar Carport? And Should You Install One?

Solar Carport
Essentially, a solar carport is a just like any other open-sided parking shelter, except that the surface is covered in photovoltaic panels. Why would you want to install a solar carport? One compelling reason is that these innovative structures offer numerous benefits to both businesses and...

Does Rooftop Solar Maintenance Require Professional Assistance?

Rooftop Solar Maintenance Require Professional Assistance
Before investing in a rooftop solar array, you’ll want to know what ongoing expenses to expect. The photovoltaic (PV) panels and inverter come with warranty coverage, but what type of maintenance is required to meet the terms of the warranties? Will you need to hire a solar professional to take regular...

Solar Energy Systems: How to Calculate Available Roof Space

Solar Energy Systems How to Calculate Available Roof Space
A home solar energy system can create enough electricity to meet your household needs — if the system is sized correctly. An online calculator can give you an estimate of how many solar panels you’ll need to harness an ample supply of energy from the sun. However, it won’t tell you whether your...

Before Installing a Solar Array, Should You Replace Your Roof?

Solar array rooftop
Are you planning a rooftop solar array installation? If so, the condition of your roof matters. If the structural integrity of your roof is significantly compromised, mounting PV panels could pose a risk. Replacing your roof is costly, so you don’t want to do it if it isn’t necessary. Is...

Home Solar Panel Systems — Save 30 Percent! 

Home Solar Panel Systems
The idea of saving 30 percent on a new home solar panel system sounds too good to be true. It must be some kind of gimmick, right? It is not a gimmick. The federal solar investment tax credit (ITC) can cut your photovoltaic costs by a full 30 percent. As long as you own your home PV system...

Commercial Solar Energy Systems: What Are Your Options?

commercial solar energy
Installing commercial solar energy systems is a great way for companies to create their own electricity. Gas stations, auto dealers, hotels, distribution centers, stores and office buildings are among the many businesses now powered by photovoltaic energy. Because solar power is a flexible...

Do Solar Panels Work in the Winter?

Solar Panels Work in the Winter
Solar panels do not stop producing electricity during the cold season. Many potential solar adopters put off PV system installation until spring or summer for this very reason, but this notion has no basis in fact. Solar modules generate energy all year long. Photovoltaic power is an...