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April 19, 2019

How long will it take to recover my solar system investment?

According to Forbes Magazine, it generally takes 6-8 years to recover the investment in a solar power system for your home, but with local incentives and other factors, the payback period could be a lot sooner for you.

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April 19, 2019

Protect your roof, install solar panels

By hiring a knowledgeable solar panel installer, you can avoid damages to the roof. Also, the panels will protect and extend the life of your roof.

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April 19, 2019

Lights, camera, action! Solar power in the movies

This weekend, as America gets ready for Earth Day on Monday, spend some time watching a green movie, one that features solar power. 

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April 18, 2019

Not all solar warranties are created equal

Evaluating and comparing the product warranty coverage of panel manufacturers can help assure that your service and support needs will be covered if a solar panel problem ever occurs. 

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April 18, 2019

Five things to look out for when buying used solar panels

Used solar panels may seem like a bargain, and if they work properly, they could be, but before you pay for them, test them and check them thoroughly to make sure they're still usable.

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April 18, 2019

What you need to know about Time-of-Use (TOU) rates

More utilities are switching to TOU rates, which mean new electricity rates for consumers. The installation of solar panels on your home can save you money and avoid falling trap to these new rate structure.

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April 17, 2019

Five facts about solar generators

Solar generators come with solar panels and a battery to store the energy generated and can be useful in supplying power in emergencies or when you're outdoors without access to electricity.

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April 17, 2019

Solar carports and canopies can power your home

Solar carports and canopies are nice structural additions to your home and can also allow you to generate electricity through solar panels when you don't want or can't put panels on your roof or mount them on the ground.

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April 17, 2019

Do you need solar trackers?

Solar trackers can help generate more electricity out of your solar panels, but they come with a bigger price tag and a more complex system, as well as other pros and cons you need to consider.

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April 17, 2019

Can you get out of a solar lease?

When trying to get out of a solar lease, read your contract carefully to see if it can be done, how much it will cost and whether it makes financial sense to you. 

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April 16, 2019

Choose solar to avoid utility rate hikes

SMUD is proposing a fee for owners of solar powered homes, which solar advocates see as punishment to those who install solar panels in their property to reap the savings of renewable energy.

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