Who are all these solar guys?

Well, you hear these solar guys on the radio, you get knocks on your door, and see them at home shows.  Solar guys (installers and salesmen)…..everywhere.   The reason is that there is a strong, incentivized push from local and Federal Governments to try to “Green Up” the country.  And the solar guys are following the lead. So the industry has cash flow, in the amount of $40 billion annually, in...

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Chinese solar panel tariff – What are the issues?

Solar electric systems are becoming increasingly popular and they’re also becoming increasingly affordable thanks to manufacturing breakthroughs and government incentives. The boom of the solar electric industry has generated millions of jobs in various countries and the major players have been established. Professional surveys suggest that up to 60% of all modules manufactured are manufactured...

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Is your home a good candidate for solar electric?

Most homes are a good candidate for solar electric.  Having enough space for the equipment, and minimal shading, are both key factors for a good candidate.    Virtually every home is solar ready.  The solar electric power that is generated from the solar array enters the house through the existing “main electric service panel”.  Every house has an electric main service panel.  This is where the...

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Smart Meters…Friend or Foe?

Most of the electric utility companies across the United States are replacing their old analog electric meters with new digital electric meters, commonly called “Smart Meters”. An analog meter is the glass meter thing on your electric panel that has the little wheel that goes round and round as you use electrical power.  If you look closer, you will see three or four little “clock” looking dials...

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Leasing a solar electric system, what can I expect?

Solar leasing has exploded onto the scene and has quickly become the finance method of choice for residential solar electric systems all across the US. Simply put, the solar lease provides the benefit of a lower electric bill with little or no up-front cost to the consumer, and when executed properly the lease payment should always be less than what the solar electric system offsets on your...

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Solar Electric Systems – Lease or Buy?

So you have decided to make the move and install a solar electric system on your home or business.   It is a great decision since it will definitely reduce your monthly electric bill and it will displace literally tons of carbon from being introduced into the atmosphere. But what makes more sense, to buy one of the solar electric systems, or lease it? PURCHASING THE SOLAR ELECTRIC SYSTEM means...

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