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5 Surprising Solar Energy Facts

Over the past several years, the U.S. solar energy industry has grown immensely. At the same time, the costs for adopting photovoltaic power have plunged, making home PV systems much more affordable. Those widely known facts may not seem all that remarkable. But some lesser-known statistics about...

Commercial Solar Pays Off Big for Auto Dealers

Commercial Solar for Auto Dealers
Across the country, commercial solar power is helping increasing numbers of auto dealers save money. Reducing energy costs is important for dealerships, as electricity is one of their largest overhead expenses. In fact, automotive dealers use about 18 percent more energy per square foot than the average...

Solar Panels 101: Understanding Module Size and Weight

Solar panels with technician
Solar panels come in a range of sizes and weights, depending on the manufacturer. However, most brands of photovoltaic (PV) modules have similar measurements. But unless you’ve examined them up close, it can be difficult to understand solar panel size and weight. Before planning a photovoltaic installation,...

3 Reasons Utah Residents Should Go Solar in 2017

Go Solar
Is now the time to go solar? If you live in Utah, the answer is a resounding yes. Wait too long to plan your photovoltaic installation, and you may miss out on some of the lucrative financial incentives and benefits of making the switch to home PV power. No. 1: Phasedown of the Utah Solar...

Our 5-Step Guide for Switching to Solar Power

Switching to Solar Power
Are you ready to make the switch to solar power? With an experienced contractor like Intermountain Wind & Solar, the process is simple. However, adopting photovoltaic power requires a little planning. What do you need to do? Step 1: On-Site Solar Power Consultation When you’re ready...

How to Prepare for Rooftop Solar Installation

rooftop solar installation
Are you planning a rooftop solar installation? Your professional photovoltaic contractor will take care of almost everything for you —going solar really couldn’t be much easier. However, by taking a few simple steps, you can streamline the process and start cashing in on the sun’s free energy even...

Solar Panel Warranties

Solar Panel Warranties
What type of coverage does a solar panel warranty provide? Most photovoltaic panels perform without a hitch for decades. However, every now and then, a module may have a problem. Issues aren’t common, and a single damaged panel won’t stop your system’s electricity production. But just...