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Keyoka Kinzy
How do time of use rates work with solar?

If you’re interested in going solar, that means you might have taken a long, hard look at your utility bill. And if you haven’t, then maybe you should. Let’s chat about time-of-use (TOU) rates and solar. Understanding this electricity company tactic could save you a good bit on your bills, especially when combined with solar.…

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Education
Keyoka Kinzy
7 important things to know before you go solar

What are some of the key things to know before you go solar? Well, no doubt you’ve heard all about all of the solar savings and environmental benefits this clean energy could offer your home. And if you haven’t, we’ll get into that. Maybe you’re in one of the cities that have set clean energy…

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Education
Kristie Moser
How to replace a roof with solar panels: a comprehensive guide

Are you wondering how to replace a roof with solar panels? Every year, millions of homeowners discover they need a roof replacement, whether they decide to go solar or not. About 2.3 million homes per year will need a roof replacement over the next decade. Harsh weather conditions, regular wear and tear, and so many…

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solar panels being installed on roof in neighborhood with mountains in horizon
Education
Keyoka Kinzy
Which Way Again? Finding the Best Direction for Solar Panels to Face

Great, you’ve decided to go solar. Now, it’s time to focus on finding the best direction for solar panels to face at your home. Luckily, if you’re working with one of our Solar Energy Specialists, we’ll help you with the perfect placement. Get a free solar consultation today and you’ll get a custom design with…

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solar energy in ancient times
Education
Keyoka Kinzy
History of Solar Energy, Part 5: Solar Energy in Ancient Times

The sun has been an eminent staple of our lives since the day each of us was born. This planet has thrived under its rays since the dawn of time. And we’re not the first ones to notice the magnitude of the sun’s power. While there are so many cool solar innovations to look forward…

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Education
Keyoka Kinzy
Space-Based Solar Blasts Off

Our universe is full of surprises, and the sun has always been a mystery. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, a Russian scientist, conceptualized space-based solar power (SBSP) generation hundreds of years ago. This concept has always been the fodder of space dreams, but every day, scientists are hard at work creating a more energy efficient reality through space-based…

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solar energy for kids
Education
Keyoka Kinzy
Running on Sunshine: Teaching Kids About Solar Energy

Does teaching kids about solar energy have to be as complicated as algebra? The answer is no! Toss that calculator away and ease your migraines right now! Solar is as simple as can be and learning more about how the sun can bring energy efficiency to your home is mutually beneficial. It’s time to educate…

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solar pioneers
Education
Tara Grant
The Pioneers of Solar Energy

Let’s take a moment to recognize the pioneers in the world of solar panels. Solar energy has a long history, which dates way back to the 7th century B.C.! Back then they were using solar power with a magnifying glass to make fire, but once they figured that out, it was all uphill from there.…

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Education
Erica Glory
Going Solar 101: Our New Ebook

It’s here folks, everything you needed to know about going solar. We’ve done all the research, all the leg work for you and compiled it all into this easy-to-read ebook: Going Solar 101. Want to know more? To summarize, you’ll discover all of our research and advice on how and why to go solar, including:…

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solar panel microinverter installation
Education
Sean Averette
Solar Panel Micro Inverters: What They Are And Why You Should Care

There’s more to going solar than the panels on your roof. After all, this technology is as advanced as it gets — down to the most efficient solar panel micro inverters in your installation. When you go solar with ADT Solar, you know that you’re getting equipment that leads the industry in quality and capability.…

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history of solar power
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Tara Grant
History of Solar Energy pt. 4: The Solar Energy Explosion

In our last series, we explored the first wave of solar energy expansion. We took a ride with the first solar powered cars, satellites, planes and more. We also saw the very first ideas of using solar energy for home use. Wondering what came next? How did solar energy become such a huge player in…

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history of solar energy
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Tara Grant
History of Solar Energy Part 3: Solar Takes Off

Last time we left off in the history of solar energy part 2, we learned how the big oil companies had a lot to do with the advancement of solar energy in the beginning. With a boost from their resources, solar started to take off in the use of products and…. in the first ever…

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