The Community Solar Gardens Modernization Act was passed in 2010 and enables residents and investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to create community solar gardens throughout the state of Colorado. Thanks to this bill, Colorado became one of the first states in the nation to allow community solar projects and, as a result, residents across the state were afforded increased access to
Confusion surrounds the legality of using solar panels in Florida. To put things simply, solar panels are not illegal in Florida, but rules dictate where and how you can acquire them.
Let’s take a look at some of Florida’s rules and regulations when it comes to using solar panels.Florida Solar Energy Laws and Regulations
The state has a law
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
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
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
While a “Sun Number Score” might not strike a bell for everyone, it’s a familiar term for those looking to acquire solar panels.
The Sun Number Score was created by the company Sun Number, which focuses on elevating public awareness of buildings’ solar potential through a scoring system. Their online platform allows you to enter in your address to
The state of Colorado is home to a number of environmentally conscious businesses and organizations. Here are some of Freedom Solar’s favorites.AGEAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS
AgEagle, which has an office in Denver, Colorado, utilizes a cloud-based software platform called FarmLens that provides data (through drones) and analysis for
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
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
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
Irving, Texas has big plans for the future.
The city plans on transitioning all of its owned buildings and facilities to 100% renewable energy by 2023, double what it was a year ago, through the leadership of the City Council, Mayor, and TXU Energy.
Because of this, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) raised Irving’s standing in the EPA-established
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
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
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
In April of 2021, Houston officials announced the launch of a city-wide solar cooperative, Sunnyside Energy Community Solar.
The new co-op is a division of Solar United Neighbors, a nonprofit supporting the needs and interests of solar owners and prospects on a national level. They’ve helped over 5,600 homes go solar in addition to gaining $116 million in
Investing in solar panels is one of the most effective eco-conscious decisions you can make for your home or business. They typically require little maintenance, allowing you to reap their rewards for at least two decades before potential replacement. However, taking minor steps can ensure they continue to run as smoothly as when you first purchased them.
Solar power usage is on the rise throughout the United States.
According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), a new solar energy system was installed every 75 seconds in 2020. Currently, 18.6 million homes use solar power, which is around 3% of the country’s total energy usage.
That’s a huge step up from previous years; and if
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
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
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
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
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,
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