How HOAs Can Encourage the Growth of Solar

Homeowners Associations (HOAs) currently give input to 40 million households across the United States. Their primary role is to protect the property value of homes in a given area by regulating and maintaining curb appeal. HOAs opposed solar panels for many years because they were a fringe movement that many

How Does Solar Stack Up During Natural Disasters?

One of the first things to fail during a natural disaster is the power grid. Depending on the location and the disaster, this can leave people suffering through bitter heat or freezing cold for days or weeks at a time while linemen work tirelessly to restore the grid. Green energy

Tesla Powerwall Review, Cost, and Specs

After cutting teeth on the development of electric cars, Tesla jumped onto the commercial and home battery storage bandwagon. The company took the energy storage industry by storm when it announced its first-generation home battery product—the Tesla Powerwall battery system in 2015.   The DC-coupled storage battery was the first

Does It Pay Off to Make Your Home Energy Efficient?

The rise in environmental consciousness persuades individuals to shrink their carbon footprint. When we think of green living, we may imagine a rural home with a vegetable garden and limited electricity. That may be the case in some instances, but these homes exist even in big cities, and they promote

Active vs. Passive Solar Water Heaters

Solar water heaters are one of the most energy-efficient ways to provide hot water for a home. Unlike other water heating systems, the energy source they rely on — sunlight — costs nothing and is emissions-free. They can also work in a range of climates and for a variety of

How to Protect Your Roof When Installing Solar Panels

Do solar panels cause roof damage? It’s a question most homeowners ask before they install a system. After all, your solar panels will last up to 35 years, so you want to ensure your setup doesn’t cause deterioration or decay. This possibility often deters homeowners from using solar panels in

Solar Roof Shingles vs. Solar Panels

When it comes to residential renewable energy, solar is the most popular option, as well as the easiest to install. With the growing solar market has also come diversification from traditional solar panels in the form of solar shingles and solar roof tiles.  What are the differences between the two

How to Choose the Best Solar Installer

So, you have done your research on the benefits of solar energy and decided to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system to power your property, what now? The next important step is choosing a solar installer to set up the system for you. Picking the right installer is vital since

Do Solar Panels Work in the Winter?

Solar panels work with sunlight, which is plentiful in our North American summers. Now, our days are shorter. Some homeowners might ask whether this is a good time to install residential solar power. They might also wonder how their roof panels will keep up with their winter electricity needs. Solar Power Is