What is a “Solar Expert”?

If you haven’t researched solar electric enough to know all of the correct questions to ask a solar salesman, or even if you have and you think you know the right questions, it would be good if you knew what makes a solar expert.  In the last five years, the alternative energy field has been financially stimulated by government incentives.  At the same time, many other industries have slowed...

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How Does A Solar Panel Make Electricity?

We all know what a solar panel looks like, but how does a solar panel make electricity?  The traditional method of making electricity is by using water pressure or steam pressure to turn a turbine which creates electricity.  But a solar panel just sits there in the sun and has no moving parts, so how does a solar panel make electricity? When you look closely at a solar panel you will see it is...

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What Does it Mean, to Be Green?

We all hear talk about being “green”.  What does that mean?    Some will say that it means using re-usable shopping bags, some will say it means carpooling or riding their bike to work, and others will say it means installing a renewable power source on their home or business.  They are all correct.  Being green is a state of mind, and it is infectious.  It starts small, like taking the extra...

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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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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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