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Commercial Solar Tax Credit Extended, but Not for Long!

Commercial Solar Tax Credit
Great news! The solar tax credit we all know and love has been extended! This means sunny days are ahead for business owners interested in adopting solar. Previously, in order to be eligible for the full investment tax credit (ITC), photovoltaic energy systems had to be completed before 2017. Now,...

Analyzing the On-Grid Solar Payback Model

On-Grid Solar Payback Model
Many wise consumers hesitate to adopt on-grid solar until they’re sure of how and when they will start to see a return on their investment. We think this is a financially wise move and an astute investment strategy. Fortunately for you smart consumers out there, we have the answers to your questions! How...

How Much Do Solar Incentives Decrease Costs?

Solar Incentive Cost Reduction
Solar incentives, available from a variety of governmental and private sources, offer a highly effective means of reducing upfront costs. Thanks to these enticements, energy independence is affordable for almost everyone today. Solar energy doesn’t benefit just you, but everyone around you too....

Solar Energy Doesn’t Harm the Power Grid, Despite Utility Claims

Solar Panel Power Grid
Utility companies would have you believe solar energy will harm or overwhelm the power grid, while also making power too expensive for most people to afford. Power companies often claim net metering results in higher rates for regular customers, but this simply isn’t true! What the Heck Is This...

Solar Energy Grid Parity: This Is the Year!

Grid Parity
In 2012, solar energy experts predicted that by 2021, solar energy would cost the same or less than power from the utility companies. That equality of price between solar power and traditional electricity supplied by the grid is known as grid parity. Parity is coming sooner than you may think. In...

Do Off-Grid Solar Energy Systems Cost More?

Off-Grid Solar System
Off-grid solar power systems run independently of the municipal power grid and utility companies. One of the most common questions people have about photovoltaic power is whether grid-tied systems cost less than the off-grid versions, and if one is better than the other. To determine which of these...

Ways to Finance Solar Energy at Your Home or Business

Solar Financing
Financing solar energy systems can be challenging if you don’t know where to look for help. If you have considered installing your own photovoltaic solar system, you may already have explored potential financing options. If so, you may find yourself a bit confused. Well, never fear, IWS is here! Here’s...