Solar 101

Sunlight makes the world come alive, so have a day filled with sunshine. ― Anthony T Hincks
  • BY : Ellen Ra
  • 27th November 2020
Solar panels have been around since at least the 1970s. The efficiency of solar hasn’t changed much, yet we’ve seen a re-emergence of solar panels on residential homes. That’s mostly partly because the price of solar panels and solar install costs has dramatically gone down. The question then becomes whether it makes economic sense for you to transition to a solar install. First, you should understand how the costs play out. When transitioning to solar, you’ll see a higher upfront cost, with savings over time. So, don’t expect your overall solar install time savings to produce results immediately, but instead, to gradually pay itself off over time.
  • BY : Ellen Ra
  • 26th November 2020
A tax credit is a reduction of the total amount you would owe. Energy storage devices are charged exclusively by the Solar PV panels, even if the storage is in service in a subsequent tax year when the solar energy system installation occurs. Subsidies provided by a utility for you to install a Solar PV system not included in the income taxes; this is through the federal law. However, when a buyer or a utility gives you cash in exchange for the renewable energy certificate, it is considered a taxable income. Leading to an increase in your gross profit due to your payment, but there will be no reduction of the federal solar tax credit.
  • BY : Ellen Ra
  • 26th November 2020
Over the last decade, there has been a massive expansion of solar energy use among the United States citizens. Several factors have contributed to this, the obvious one being the Solar Investment Tax Credit program. While the tax program is the most lucrative incentive, it is getting much smaller every year.
  • BY : Ellen Ra
  • 25th November 2020
Solatube is an innovative tubular daylighting technology. It uses solar energy to light dark areas in your home. Spaces such as the bathroom, living room, kitchens, and closets tend to be darker. You can utilize the natural light from the sun and light those areas during the day. Solatube technology allows dim light even at night. It is a technology that contributes to saving your energy bills. Experts will install the unit on the roof and use tubes to direct the light into the areas where it is required. Homeowners looking to introduce ambient light into their homes can count on the solution to achieve the best results.
  • BY : Ellen Ra
  • 25th November 2020
When you think of summer, you think of running fans and the air conditioner to remain cool. Sometimes the fans and AC need a break, or you run the risk of overheating them. Other times you might not use them throughout the day as it would drive up your electricity bill. Solatube offers a whole house fan that runs solely on solar energy.
  • BY : Ellen Ra
  • 25th November 2020
Suppose you are one of the types of people who do not care much about the utility bill's breakdown in costs but rather just opens and pays it. In that case, you might assume that your energy is a set price every month, especially if you have installed solar panels in your home to use solar energy, I mean how can it differ that much from month to month? However, for most people, the electricity bill is a variable rate that depends on how much you use electricity and what time of day. In most states, if you have solar paneling in your home, these variable rates are optional and left to utility companies' discretion. Still, they are becoming mandatory in a few states such as California.