Finding the right solar company for you can be a difficult task. Choosing the right installer is critical for the longevity of your solar system. You are not only choosing a company at the time of installation but also for the lifetime care of your solar system. Here are five things to look for when choosing a solar installer.
Although clean energy is becoming increasingly popular throughout the world, there are still a number of misconceptions about solar power. We are straightening out nine of the most common false impressions about solar energy, proving solar power is accessible to everyone and every home.
Electric vehicle ownership is quickly growing in Massachusetts. This growth is related to the symbiotic relationship with the solar energy industry. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection collects data on electric vehicles (EVs), and they have seen a speedy increase. “The number of electric vehicles in the state has grown from 782 as of July 31, 2013, to 3,770 as of March 31, 2017. The number of plug-in hybrids, which can also utilize gasoline, has increased from 1,034 to 5,701 during that time frame.”
The solar industry has been booming in recent years. The push for more renewables has caused solar energy to skyrocket, as well as a steep decline in the price for going solar. The growth of the solar industry, however, is in jeopardy. The success of the solar industry moving forward is now in the hands of President Donald Trump. The International Trade Commission (ITC) has recently sent a proposal to the desk of President Trump that will put a tariff on imported solar panels. The tariff would be placed at 35% and could be detrimental to the success of the solar industry.
Most homes in the United States have the ability to go solar. You don’t need to live in Florida or California to get enough sun to save money and provide energy for your home. The biggest issue for going solar isn’t how sunny your state typically is. The main issues are potential obstructions to your panels, which may include trees or other buildings. Unfortunately, not much can be done if your roof is regularly shaded by another building. But if your roof is shaded by a tree or several trees, there are options you can take in order to maximize your solar experience and savings associated with going solar. The path most taken is to remove the trees obstructing your roof. It seems odd, however, that in order to “go green” you might have to remove trees to minimize your environmental footprint. While it is ironic, the environmental benefits that your solar system will produce in its lifetime beat out the environmental impact of a few trees. [Read more…]