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How to Calculate the Payback for a Solar Energy System

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How long will it take your solar energy system to reach the break-even point? Some people think that the payback period for photovoltaic panels is well over a decade, but it’s not. Though the return on a solar power investment can vary, most installations start earning a profit in just a few years. But...

The Sun is Setting on the Utah Solar Tax Credit

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The Utah solar tax credit is unfortunately coming to an end soon. Just like the federal solar investment tax credit (ITC), this state-level financial incentive for installing a home photovoltaic system is being phased out over the next few years. So that means you have to act quickly if...

Going Solar? Check Out These Helpful Resources.

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Going solar is a big decision, one that requires careful thought. If you’re considering a photovoltaic panel installation, you probably have a lot of questions. But remember: Not everything you read online is true. To make the most informed decision, it’s important that you have facts and verified...

When Does the Federal Solar Tax Credit Expire?

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The federal solar tax credit is by far the most lucrative financial incentive for making the switch to photovoltaic power. The savings are substantial — homeowners and businesses can reduce their income tax liability by 30 percent of their PV system and installation costs. However, the solar...

Can You Take Your Solar Panels with You if You Move?

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Should you install solar panels if you’re thinking about moving in a few years? And if you decide to move, are you supposed to leave your solar array behind, or can you remove the photovoltaic panels and reinstall them at your new home? Yes, you can relocate solar panels; but you may not...

Installing a Solar PV System on a Tile Roof

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Although a solar PV system can be installed on any type of roof, tile roofing materials make the process slightly more complicated. Before undertaking a solar installation, you may need to give your roof a little attention to ensure you won’t have problems down the road. Consider Your Roof...

Is Net Metering a Reason to Rush Your Solar Installation?

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Net metering is a powerful motivation for many solar adopters. The prospect of offsetting your energy costs by selling extra solar power back to the grid, especially when you consider today’s ever-rising electricity bills, can be reason enough to consider installing a home PV system. Unfortunately,...