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Will Solar Get Cheaper In 2023?

Maybe, but don’t wait. An analysis by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) suggests home solar costs 2-12% more in early 2022 versus 2021. Extreme market conditions pushed up the price of modules, inverters, labor, and permitting. The good news? Solar costs are very likely to decrease in 2023, making rooftop renewables affordable for more homeowners. In November 2022, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) published its analysis of the cost of solar and energy storage (battery) system installations for the first quarter of 2022. The data shows higher solar prices compared to expectations. In fact, analysts noted that “extreme market conditions in 2021 ...

By |September 30, 2023|Categories: Residential, Solar News|0 Comments

Three Ways to Keep Your Utility Bills Down After Going Solar

At first glance, it seems straightforward: you install solar panels on your home, and your utility bill decreases. Typically, that's true. However, there can be circumstances where your bill may not drop as much as you expected or, in rare instances, may even increase despite utilizing solar power. Why might this happen? You're using more energy than before.  Perhaps you're spending more time working from home, or you've installed a new pool. Even subtle lifestyle changes can substantially impact electricity consumption. Seasonal variations also come into play. For instance, during warmer months, you might use your air conditioning more frequently. ...

By |September 11, 2023|Categories: Residential, Solar News|0 Comments

Evergreen Solar Solutions Contributes Giving Clean Water & Power to Communities in Need

Orlando, FL, September 6, 2023: GivePower, an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing clean water and clean power in developing regions around the world, has partnered with Evergreen Solar Solutions. With each solar system installed, Evergreen Solar Solutions gives the gift of power and clean water to communities in need. Their contributions as of June 2023 alone will give 275 people the gift of access to clean water for the next 20 years. GivePower’s Solar Water Farms utilize solar energy to desalinate either sea or brackish water sources. In addition to removing salt, virus, and bacteria, the systems also ...

By |September 6, 2023|Categories: Residential, Solar News|0 Comments

Understanding How to Benefit from the IRA

In 2022, the U.S. passed the largest climate and energy investment known as the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). This law is designed to help 100 million homes save money on solar power and make homes more energy efficient. A survey was conducted by a major solar manufacturer to understand how Americans are responding to this bill and their interest in clean energy. The survey revealed that many people have become more conscious of their energy consumption due to rising electricity costs. People are increasingly interested in government support for adopting renewable energy, particularly solar energy. In fact, 61% of those ...

By |August 31, 2023|Categories: Residential, Solar News|0 Comments

How Many Solar Panels Do I Need To Power a House?

One of the first questions homeowners ask when going solar is “How many solar panels do I need to power my home?” The goal for any solar project should be 100% electricity offset and maximum savings — not necessarily to cram as many panels on a roof as possible. So, the number of panels you need to power a house varies based on three main factors: Electricity Consumption Sun exposure Solar panel power rating Here, we’ll show you how to manually calculate how many panels you’ll need to power your home. Once you have an estimate for the number of ...

By |August 30, 2023|Categories: Residential, Solar News|0 Comments

5 Top Maintenance Problems with Solar

Our 21st-century lives are full of household and business devices and appliances that need cleaning and maintenance. Frankly, we’ve got our hands full, and no one is excited about adding on yet another system that needs care and attention. The good news is that a solar array requires minimal maintenance, being a relatively hands-off investment. However, there are times when a solar system may require maintenance. The good news is that many common solar maintenance issues should be covered by an installer’s workmanship warranty or a manufacturer’s equipment warranty. So, if things go wrong, you likely won’t be on the hook. ...

By |June 25, 2023|Categories: Residential, Solar News|0 Comments

Solar ITC Explained

The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is a federal solar incentive that has helped make solar energy more affordable for homeowners and businesses across the United States. The ITC is also known as the Solar Investment Tax Credit (SITC) or the Solar Tax Credit. We will explore the details of the ITC, how it works, and how you can take advantage of this solar incentive. What is the Investment Tax Credit? The Investment Tax Credit is a federal tax credit that allows homeowners and businesses to deduct a portion of the cost of installing a solar energy system from their federal ...

By |May 25, 2023|Categories: Residential, Solar News|0 Comments

Add More Solar Energy To Your Existing System

Have you been thinking about making the switch to solar energy but are worried about having to completely replace your current energy system? Well, we've got some good news for you! It is possible to add solar panels to your existing system. Making the switch to solar energy can bring many benefits, like reducing energy costs and doing your part to protect the environment. But we understand that the thought of completely replacing your current energy system can seem overwhelming. That's why we're here to let you know that you can enhance your current setup with solar panels. Adding solar ...

By |March 20, 2023|Categories: Residential, Solar News|0 Comments

What Affects the Cost of Solar Systems

There is no doubt that the residential solar market continues to grow rapidly. With the increased risks of blackouts due to severe weather and high demand, more homeowners are trying to take control of their own power production. But for many, the most pressing question is how much it costs to achieve energy self-sufficiency. There are many factors that affect the price of solar energy. The most obvious cost is the hardware and the components that make up the solar system. The solar panel itself contains an inverter solar cell plus the mounting hardware. Then, there is the carrier channel ...

By |February 26, 2023|Categories: Residential, Solar News|0 Comments

What Is The State Of The Solar Industry Now?

Of course, like most businesses throughout the nation (and the world), COVID-19 affected the solar industry. As we came out of the pandemic, the solar industry seemed to be coming back strong and very healthy. And it is still growing throughout the country. However, there are challenges facing solar companies that have increased costs and delayed installations. We are all working very diligently to overcome any barriers so that we can maintain the forward momentum of solar. The issues will come as no surprise. Supply Chain Like most industries, supply chain issues have affected solar installations. Coupled with inflation, this ...

By |February 3, 2023|Categories: Residential, Solar News|0 Comments



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