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Where to Install Solar Panels

September 21, 2021

Knowing where to install your solar panels is a key component in getting the most use out of them. The geographical location of your house, the direction your roof faces, and the size of your panels are all factors that you’ll need to consider before it’s time to install.

Here are some tips from Freedom Solar to help you

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Eco-Friendly Stores in Tampa We Love

September 21, 2021

With Florida dubbed the Sunshine State, there’s no question that residents take advantage of all the sun has to offer, especially solar energy. But Florida has also found ways to lower consumption and reduce waste, which is seen through some noteworthy businesses that are dedicated to mission green.

Here are some of our favorite eco-friendly stores in Tampa.

Bay Mulch
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What Is the Best Roof for Solar Panels?

September 14, 2021

If you’re looking to acquire solar panels, your first step is to determine if your roof is suitable for a solar panel system. And if you’re planning on using solar panels on a home you’re building, roof design should also be on your mind.

Either way, many different types of styles and materials are used for roofing, and understanding how

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THREE OPTIONS TO GO SOLAR IN DENVER

September 11, 2021

Acquiring solar panels in Denver is becoming increasingly commonplace. With Colorado enjoying around 300 sunny days per year, the state is now home to many solar power manufacturers, installers, and community organizations looking to help those interested in transitioning to solar power. 

Here are some ways Denver is helping local residents acquire solar power.

Denver Solar Cooperative

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Tips to Save on Energy Costs

September 10, 2021

Energy efficiency is defined as using less energy — and therefore paying less money — to achieve the same level of comfort in your home. These days, that means using technology and changing your behavior to use electricity and water more efficiently and, as a result, lowering your monthly utility bills while helping the environment.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS TO SAVE ENERGY
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Guide to Solar Panels

September 10, 2021
WHAT ARE SOLAR PANELS?

A solar panel is a collection of solar photovoltaic (PV) cells that absorb sunlight and convert that light into electricity. For most installations, multiple solar panels are connected to create a solar array. The components of a solar panel include the solar cells, glass casing, backsheet, metal frame, and cabling to transmit electricity.

A BRIEF HISTORY
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Renewable Energy Organizations in Texas We Love

August 10, 2021

The state of Texas is home to numerous renewable energy organizations doing good work on both a local and national level. Here are a few of our favorites.

Private and Nonprofit Renewable Energy Organizations in Texas American Solar Energy Society (ASES)

Founded in 1954, ASES is a nonprofit that serves as the U.S. division of the International Solar Energy

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Guide to Federal Solar Panel Incentives

August 8, 2021

Solar rebates and incentives are an effective way to reward solar photovoltaic (PV) system owners for making an eco-friendly energy transition, while also giving prospects the final push they need to go green with a viable alternative to traditional electricity sourcing.

By far the best benefit of going solar is decreasing your carbon footprint and choosing environmental health over

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Tesla Brings the Nation’s Most Sustainable Neighborhood to Austin

August 7, 2021

Tesla, an electric vehicle and clean energy company, has branched out from making electric cars, batteries, and solar panels to creating neighborhoods. 

The california-based company is bringing a fully solar-powered neighborhood dubbed “SunHouse at Easton Park” to Austin’s southeast end, near McKinney Falls State Park.

About SunHouse at Easton Park

Tesla Energy is partnering with Brookfield Asset Management

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HOW DOES THE SOLAR TAX CREDIT WORK? THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

August 4, 2021
Thinking about making the switch to solar power for your home or business? You’re in luck. The federal government is offering a federal solar tax credit for 2021 to help subsidize the purchase and installation of a solar panel system for residential homeowners and commercial businesses throughout the United States.
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Deinstalling and Reinstalling Solar Panels

June 23, 2021

Solar panel removal and reinstallation — often referred to as uninstalling and reinstalling of solar panels— is the process of temporarily removing rooftop solar panels so that construction work or repairs can be completed. The work is often necessitated by an aging roof, remodel or possibly, weather damage. Whatever the reason, Freedom Solar Power offers this service through our trusted

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Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) Rate Changes

June 17, 2021
What Happened

In December 2020, the Board of Directors at Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) proposed and voted unanimously on a slate of regressive policies, one of which is a 20-25% rate increase for its members who choose to power their homes with solar energy. PEC is concerned with losing revenue due to an increasing number of members choosing to go

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In San Antonio?

May 27, 2021

The Alamo City is, perhaps surprisingly, a leader in sustainable energy, ranking fifth in installed solar capacity among major US cities. In Texas and beyond, homeowners are going solar more than ever before. Harnessing home-grown sunshine is the path to a greener, more sustainable lifestyle — not to mention drastically reduced or even eliminated electricity bills!

Of course, when you’re

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In Austin?

May 20, 2021

As the “Live Music Capital of the World” and a city consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States, Austin, Texas, is used to receiving accolades. But it’s also well known for something else — its reputation as a solar energy leader. 

In fact, Austin was recently ranked as the number one city for

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In Irving?

May 18, 2021

With nearly 250 days of sunshine each year, Irving, Texas, is an ideal place to make the switch to solar for your home. In Texas and beyond, solar energy has an incredibly bright future ahead. That’s because our nation is harnessing homegrown sunshine at an unprecedented rate. The US is now home to more than 2 million solar panel installations,

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How Many Solar Panels Do I Need?

April 27, 2021

Congratulations! You’re on your way toward a future of clean, sustainable energy. Now you just need to determine what size solar installation will generate enough electricity to meet your home’s energy consumption needs. 

In order to figure out what size solar panel system is ideal for you, you must determine how many solar panels you’ll actually need for your roof

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How Do Solar Panels Work?

April 20, 2021

You know that solar panels absorb sunshine, which somehow converts to electricity so that you can wash a load of laundry, run your AC on a hot day, and binge a night of Netflix on the couch. But exactly how do solar panels work?

Energy is created because of the photovoltaic effect‚ a process that allows matter to emit electrons

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How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

April 13, 2021

Going solar is the best way to transition to clean, sustainable energy while also dramatically reducing your monthly utility bills — or even eliminating them entirely! And there’s even more good news. A solar installation has a surprisingly long lifespan. In fact, most will last an average of 25 years before they begin to degrade, and most solar panel manufacturers

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