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Are the Solar Panels Backed by Bill Nye an Industry Game Changer?

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Can a new solar panel manufacturing process revolutionize the photovoltaic energy industry? Bill Nye, widely known as “The Science Guy,” recently put his name behind an advanced solar technology that promises to drive down prices and create less waste. The goal is to make photovoltaic systems...

Federal Solar Tax Credit: 3 Common Misconceptions

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Do you know how the federal solar tax credit works? If you’ve researched rooftop photovoltaic systems, you’ve probably read that you can save 30 percent just by taking advantage of the federal solar investment tax credit (ITC). The ITC can dramatically lower your overall photovoltaic system...

Maintenance Tips for Your Home Solar Battery Bank

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Your home solar battery bank may be one of the more expensive components of your photovoltaic system. And unlike most other solar components, your batteries will eventually need to be replaced. However, with proper maintenance, you can squeeze some extra life out of your battery storage bank and...

Is Off-Grid Solar Right for You? Rent an Off-Grid Home and Find Out!

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Switching to an off-grid solar lifestyle can be a bit of a shock if you’re not familiar with it. Although energy independence and freedom from utility bills are compelling reasons to go off the grid with solar power, this lifestyle may not be right for everyone. Will “pulling the plug” turn...

Could the Federal Solar Tax Credit Be Repealed?

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A repeal of the solar tax credit would have a dramatic impact on the U.S. photovoltaic market. In late 2015, the federal solar tax credit was extended, giving the renewable energy industry a much-needed boost. Originally set to expire at the end of 2016, the financial incentive was extended for...

Do Photovoltaic Panels Work in Cloudy Weather?

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Photovoltaic panels function best when the sky is clear and the sun is shining brightly. So what happens when our weather here in the Intermountain West turns cloudy? Will your photovoltaic array stop powering your home? How Cloudy Weather Affects Photovoltaic Panel Output Your solar array will...

What if Your Solar Panels Generate More Power than You Need?

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Solar panels produce free electricity whenever the sun shines. At Intermountain Wind & Solar, our photovoltaic experts design your solar energy system to meet your household energy needs and consumption. Even if your power consumption is high, your solar panel array can be sized to produce...