Going Solar

What Is a Solar PPA?

May 3, 2022

A solar power purchase agreement (PPA) is essentially a financial arrangement between a developer and a customer. A developer will arrange the overall design, financing, permitting, and installation of a solar panel system on a customer’s property.

They’re a popular financing option for those considering going solar in the U.S. because they allow you to install home solar

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Do Solar Panels Work at Night?

May 3, 2022

Since solar panels require sunlight to generate electricity, the simple answer is no, they do not work at night. Most of the confusion about solar panels working at night is related to solar storage and using a backup power supply during the nighttime hours.

We’ll go over how solar panels are still worth the investment through net metering and using

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Do Solar Panels Work on Cloudy Days?

May 2, 2022

The short answer is yes, solar panels work on cloudy days. 

Solar photovoltaic (PV) cells will still generate energy even when light is partially blocked or reflected by clouds. But there are a few things to consider when determining how much energy your panels can produce on those particularly overcast days. 

Don’t Solar Panels Need Direct Sunlight to Generate
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How Going Solar Saved a Struggling Colorado Farm

May 2, 2022

Byron Kominek’s farm — rebranded to Jack’s Solar Garden — is located right outside of Boulder, Colorado in the city of Longmount. It’s one of the most thriving agrivoltaic farms in the country. 

However, its 24 acres weren’t always prosperous.

The farm was mostly producing hay over the past 50 years. Now it has gone through a major transformation

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Colorado Springs Gets Its First Solar Co-Op

April 28, 2022

Colorado Springs recently got its first solar co-op, making it the 10th total in the state.

The co-op was set up by Solar United Neighbors, a nonprofit that advocates for energy rights and educates residents on solar power. Its creation comes after an increasing number of Colorado Springs residents have chosen to install solar panels. The city sees more

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Your Guide to Hybrid Solar Panels

April 28, 2022

More and more people are becoming aware of solar panels after seeing an increasing amount on the roofs of homes and businesses

However, a term that may be new to you is “hybrid solar system.” Hybrid solar systems allow you to source energy from the grid if your panels don’t generate enough electricity to power your home. 

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Everything You Need to Know About Leasing Solar Panels

April 7, 2022

Are you interested in harnessing renewable energy but not sure how it works?

Whether you choose to purchase or lease solar panels, the final cost will depend on a few factors. If the price of paying cash to purchase is out of reach for you, leasing is an option that keeps renewable energy accessible.

How Does Leasing Solar Panels
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Freedom Solar Partners with Westminster to Install First Solar Energy Array at a Texas Senior Living Community

March 28, 2022

Originally published on REDnews.

Freedom Solar Markets Entrance into the Senior Living Industry with a Large Installation at WestminsterPromising Significant Long-Term Savings and a Kinder Environmental Impact

AUSTIN, TEXAS—March 28, 2022. Austin-based Freedom Solar, one of the leading turnkey solar energy installers in Texas and nationwide with operations in nine states, today announced its partnership with Westminster senior living

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A Complete Guide to Solar Panel Recycling

February 11, 2022

Many Americans are investing in solar power to reduce their dependence on oil and fossil fuels as the impacts of climate change become increasingly dire. The benefits of solar energy are now more well-known than ever.

Most people know that solar power is an energy alternative that doesn’t produce pollution or emit greenhouse gases after panels are installed.

However,

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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 as manufacturers launch plug-in EV models across their fleets. And whether you own an EV or are interested in purchasing one, there’s a fair chance you’ll be in the market for a home charging port for your EV battery as

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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 various shapes and sizes including long-haul semis, and even large-tractor trailers are utilizing electricity to power up. 

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

Types of
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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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