With advancements in solar technology moving at light speed, it’s no wonder people are trying to get their hands on the latest innovations. And the Tesla Powerwall is one of them.
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.
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
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
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
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
The North Carolina and U.S. governments are now turning to renewable sources to address an increasing demand for energy. However, supply chain interruptions, economic strain and lack of technicians are hurdles to clean energy distribution.
Let’s explore what this
As a new or seasoned solar panel system owner, you might wonder how to decipher your solar electric bills.
Depending on your system’s size, your bill is likely much lower than it used to be. In either case, it’s great that you’re saving any amount of money and living more sustainably at the same time.
However, if your
With massive strides in solar technology over the centuries, solar power has become a mainstream solution for many everyday energy needs. But homeowners and businesses can also use solar power in emergency situations, such as power outages.
Winter storm Uri, also called the 2021 Texas freeze, not only knocked out the state’s power grid but
So, what’s changed since their implementation? Let’s take a look.Net Metering: The State’s Basic Changes
At its most basic, net metering is an agreement between utility
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.
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
You’ve likely seen solar panels on roofs, walls and even in fields. But did you know that you can install solar panels in parking lots?
Solar panel-covered parking lots have been growing in popularity over recent years thanks to their optimal use of space and, of course, the many advantages of solar power. Let’s take a closer look
In terms of residential solar, studies show that 66.5% of people without home solar panels are interested in getting them in the future. However, routine maintenance and cleaning is recommended if you want them to function optimally.
If you want to get the most out
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
In 2018, Harrisonburg, Virginia initiated its first community solar project, Acorn Solar, which is located on Acorn Drive — the inspiration for its namesake.
With the intent of establishing an electric grid to provide solar energy for the local community, Harrisonburg purchased 10 acres for $550,000. And after three years of planning, the project is finally coming to fruition.
Currently, there are more than 2 million solar panel systems installed across the U.S. But more and more people are growing concerned about fire safety and wondering whether their panels could be at risk.
However, solar panel fires are extremely rare if panels are installed properly. But it never hurts to educate yourself on the topic to ensure
Homeowners are moving quickly to solar power as climate change causes more severe weather conditions. Solar keeps homes safe and powered during outages and unsafe conditions. But it also offers financial benefits and environmental improvements that people desperately need.
Darrell Brownlow, a fifth-generation Texan, considers solar a beneficial home addition because it’s low maintenance, offers energy independence, and is able to sustain efficient energy production for decades. This made it a perfection addition for bringing a modern to twist to his South Texas Ranch dubbed Rancho Carrizo.A Little Background on this South Texas Ranch
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
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