Category: Solar Finances

 By Wanda Thibodeaux  When people consider installing home solar panels, one of the most basic questions they want answered is whether the advantages of the system are going to outweigh the costs. As the residential solar market grows, increasing numbers of homeowners are seeing a positive return from their solar investment. That said, installing a
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 By Lee Masterson  The adoption of solar power across America has risen dramatically in recent years. Trends indicate the uptake rate is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, especially as more incentives become available to homeowners.1 Yet identifying America's best cities for solar power isn’t as easy as simply pinpointing the cities with the highest
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 By J.A. Young  There are two formats of solar-generated electricity: Utility solar and distributed solar. Distributed solar refers to solar electricity that is generated by grid-connected solar modules, then used on site. When people talk about installing a solar power system, this is an example of distributed solar. Utility solar, on the other hand, is
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 By Kristen Bailey  For homeowners considering going solar, there’s never been a better time to make this transition than now. The demand for solar energy in the U.S. is at an all-time high and growing.1 As purchase and installation costs have plummeted in the past decade, more families than ever before have access to clean,
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 By Kristen Bailey  Homeowners who want to lower their carbon footprint and save money on energy costs are turning towards the sun in record numbers. It’s a happy surprise indeed when they find that the cost of home solar has plummeted in the past few years—making clean, renewable energy more affordable than ever before. Determining the installed cost
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 By Krista Summers  For homeowners wondering how to save on electricity, switching to solar is often one of the first things they consider. Utility costs rise each year, particularly for electrical power. Meanwhile, the expense of purchasing photovoltaic (PV) solar panels continues to go down as the technology develops. Installation and maintenance costs continue to
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 By J.A. Young  As interest in residential solar continues to grow, more and more homeowners are considering making the switch to solar power. A common concern is the lingering question of whether they're likely to see returns on their solar investment. While purchasing a solar PV system is a big decision, homeowners can recoup up
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Net metering is a way of offsetting the electric bills for solar-powered homes by crediting homeowners for the amount of solar energy they contribute to the electrical grid. This business is generally transacted via roof-mounted solar panels or other residential solar arrays. In addition to offering a financial incentive for solar-powered homeowners, net metering also provides the
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