Going Solar

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, we at Freedom Solar Power completed our most complex residential solar and backup power installation project ever. Our team was inspired by the homeowner’s desire to pass along a property to his family that can 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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Do Solar Panels Work at Night?

May 3, 2022

Because solar panels require sunlight to generate electricity, the simple answer is no, they don’t 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 night.

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

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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 as Jack’s Solar Garden — sits right outside 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 mostly produced hay over the past 50 years. Now, it’s gone through a major transformation that substantially increased its

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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.

Solar United Neighbors, a nonprofit that advocates for energy rights and educates residents on solar power, set up the co-op. Its creation comes after an increasing number of Colorado Springs residents have chosen to install solar panels. The city sees more than 1,000

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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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