Going Solar

39 Uses of Solar Energy

January 19, 2023

Our sun is the source of all life on Earth, making solar energy useful to us in many different ways. 

The sun creates two main types of energy — light and heat — that we can harness for numerous activities. These range from prompting photosynthesis in plants to creating electricity with photovoltaic (PV) cells to heating water and food. 

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Solar Parking Structure Helps TGS Reach Its Sustainability Goals

January 10, 2023

Who’d think a parking structure and solar panels could go so far in meeting green initiatives? Well, that’s exactly what oil and gas company TGS adopted to help reach its objectives.

Determination, a Parking Structure and Solar Power

Houston-based TGS provides energy data and intelligence to customers worldwide. In 2021, the company set an ambitious goal to be net zero

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Buying a House With Solar Panels Already Installed

January 4, 2023

Buying a home isn’t just one of the largest investments you can make in your life. It also ensures a fundamental lifestyle change — especially if you’re moving out of state with family. 

And while homeownership might seem like a hefty task to take on, it’s incredibly rewarding and gives you greater freedom to control how you live. One area

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How Much Energy Do Christmas Lights Use?

December 8, 2022

The holidays are here, and you might be one to go all-out with a delightful display of Christmas lights lining the walkway, the trees, the windows and even the roof of your home. Some people even opt for animated inflatables, decorated shrubbery, music, projections and more. 

But if you’re planning on setting up a full Clark Griswold show of

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Solar Panels: The Christmas Gift That Keeps on Giving

December 8, 2022

Are you sick of trying to figure out what to get your in-laws this holiday season? Are you worried the new toy your child is dreaming about getting for Christmas will just break by New Year’s Day? 

Now, we’re not necessarily suggesting forgoing traditional holiday gifts altogether, but one present rises above the rest when it comes to durability, eco-friendliness

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3 Surprising Stats on How North Carolina Feels About Solar

December 7, 2022
The Freedom Solar team recently surveyed consumer sentiments of those that have chosen or are considering solar energy solutions in North Carolina. After talking to over 300 Raleigh and Charlotte homeowners across a wide range of ages and incomes, we uncovered some surprising yet exciting stats that solar may be an even better fit for locals than they think.
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North Carolina’s Commitment to Net-Zero Emissions

September 26, 2022

In keeping with several other states, North Carolina is showing a clear commitment to clean energy, sustainability and equitable income. 

In early 2022, Governor Roy Cooper signed several executive orders (EOs) geared toward making the state more environmentally friendly. These included EO 246, which set goals for achieving net-zero emissions in North Carolina over the coming decades.

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Solar Market Predictions: What the Inflation Reduction Act Means for You

September 26, 2022

The historical Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) passed in August 2022, marking the largest federal policy to combat the adverse effects of climate change and decarbonize all sectors of the economy! Read more to understand how the U.S. Government’s investment will make your transition to renewable energy and electric vehicles more affordable, but what it will cost you if you wait

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How a Teacher + Coach Became a Proponent for Solar in Denver, CO

September 2, 2022

Coloradans are known for harnessing elements of the earth to cultivate excitement and functionality into their daily lives. From living in the mountains to enjoy hiking and nature on the weekends, to using the sun and wind to create energy, the earth is at the heart of their culture. This holds true for Justin Jajczyk, who lives in Aurora, Colorado

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How Does the Solar Tax Credit Work? The Ultimate Guide

August 31, 2022
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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Future-Proofed: Solar and Backup Power Installation

May 20, 2022

In northwest Austin in 2021, Freedom Solar Power completed its most complex residential solar and backup power installation project ever.

Our team had plenty of inspiration. The homeowner wanted to pass along a property to his family that could not only produce enough power to zero out his energy bills but also provide peace of mind during grid outages

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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.

Solar PPAs are a popular financing option for those considering going solar in the U.S. because they allow you to install

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