How Many Solar Panels Do You Need for EVs?

January 13, 2022

Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. and around the world for their environmental and performance benefits. Meanwhile, manufacturers are launching plug-in EV models across their fleets.

Whether you own an EV or are interested in purchasing one, there’s a fair chance you’ll also be in the market for a home charging port for your EV

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Five Best and Worst U.S. States for Solar in 2021

January 5, 2022

Renewable energy has been growing in popularity and necessity over the years, making solar power an increasingly bigger priority. One recognizable trend in 2021 is that geography is less of a deciding factor in whether or not a state is a leader in solar power. 

The Solar Energy Industries Association releases its quarterly rankings of solar industry strength in

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Solar-Powered Crypto Mining: Cryptocurrency Mining With Solar Panels

January 5, 2022

Are you interested in learning more about solar-powered crypto mining? We’ve put together everything you need to know about cryptocurrency mining with solar panels using a straightforward Q&A style approach. Keep reading to get the low-down on everything from solar bitcoin mining rig options to whether there are tax breaks you might enjoy by going green with your crypto mining.

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How Going Solar Benefits the Environment and Public Health

January 5, 2022

Most people know of solar power and its status as a “green energy.” But fewer people know about the specific environmental and public health benefits of solar power. They are more substantial than you might think.

How does solar power impact greenhouse gas emissions? How does it affect the ground and water supplies? How can solar energy benefit your

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Home EV Charging vs. Public EV Charging

December 10, 2021

The electric vehicle (EV) industry is booming beyond the passenger car market. Public transit buses, trucks of all shapes and sizes (including long-haul semis) and even large tractor trailers are using electricity to power up. 

Here’s a look at the current and expected reality of charging an EV at public stations on the road and at home. 

Types of EVs
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Who Makes the Best Solar Panels?

December 8, 2021

Determining who makes the best solar panels can be challenging, especially with the proliferation of solar companies over recent years.

In this article, we present the most important considerations to evaluate the quality of solar panels and share recent findings from third-party review sites.

Evaluation Criteria

You can use several criteria to evaluate the quality of solar panels:

  • Efficiency and
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Can Solar Panels Withstand a Hurricane?

November 18, 2021

Solar panel manufacturers make their systems as tough as possible because they’re constantly exposed to the elements. Solar panels are durable enough to withstand a hurricane, among other rough conditions.

The good news is that you generally don’t have to worry about hurricane winds, rain or hail ruining or damaging your solar panels because they’re built to be resilient.

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Five Colorado Agrivoltaic Farms and Organizations to Check Out

November 3, 2021

Agrivoltaic farming is gradually becoming more well known as people prioritize sustainable agricultural methods and renewable energy. As a result, there are multiple Colorado agrivoltaic farms and organizations to check out.

Colorado Agrivoltaic Learning Center (CALC)

CALC is a nonprofit located in Longmount, Colorado sponsored by the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (CNDC). CALC’s work focuses primarily on educating

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Check Out These Eco-Friendly Businesses in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

November 3, 2021

There are plenty of eco-friendly businesses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Here are some of Freedom Solar’s favorites.

Anna Sova Luxury Organics

Organic bed linens from Anna Sova

Anna Sova Luxury Organics provides an array of home and body products. The company’s inventory reflects responsible fair trade labor production from environmentally conscious facilities — all in support

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Guide to Ground-Mounted Solar Panels

October 28, 2021

Ground-mounted solar panels might be the best option for your home or business depending on your preference and environment. 

Whether you lack a south-facing roof, want to avoid roof penetration, or would prefer your panels to remain hidden for aesthetic reasons, keep reading to learn more about ground-mounted solar panel systems.

What Are the Different Types of
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Do Solar Panels Increase Home Value?

October 27, 2021

Solar power is one of the most popular sources of energy and has numerous benefits, including a positive return on investment. But when it comes to how much solar panels increase home value, there’s no easy answer.

This is in part because there are two ways of evaluating solar panels’ worth. The first is how banks value a solar-generating

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What to Expect: Your HOA and Solar Panels

October 18, 2021

If you’re a homeowner living in a community governed by a homeowners association (HOA), you’re one of about 40 million households in the United States that are members of an HOA. 

HOAs are private entities created either by a real estate company or a group of homeowners in a particular community. An HOA’s role is to manage the homes

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What to Know Before Installing Solar Panels

October 18, 2021

Making the switch to solar power is a big step, but it’s worth the investment. Who wouldn’t want a lifetime of sustainable energy? Many people are realizing the importance of renewable energy, and solar system installment rates continue to rise as a result. 

The U.S. has over three million solar panel systems installed nationwide as of 2021, equating to

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Five Florida Renewable Energy Organizations to Check Out

October 6, 2021

Numerous organizations in Florida are dedicated to advancing clean and sustainable energy solutions throughout the state. Here’s a look at some of Freedom Solar’s favorites. 

Florida BioFuels and BioEnergy Association (FBBA)

FBBA is a nonprofit trade association that provides educational information and resources to businesses and government agencies across the Southeast. 

More specifically, their priority is to bring clean

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