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Blog
Keyoka Kinzy
8 min. read time
Are Solar Panels Worth It in Pennsylvania?

Are solar panels worth it in Pennsylvania? This is a great question for you and your home, depending on several specific variables that account for your energy usage. However, we’re here to lend a helping hand. Going solar in the Keystone state is supported by many solar incentives and the personal reward of doing a…

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Blog
Daren Wang
6 min. read time
Are solar panels worth it in Georgia?

Should all tea be sweet? Do they grow peaches in Georgia? Are the Bulldogs good this year? Yes, yes, and yes. And yes, solar panels are worth it in Georgia! Whether it’s wandering the historic streets of Savannah, paddling past gators in the breathtaking Okefenokee swamp, taking in all that the A.T.L. has to offer…

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Blog
Daren Wang
6 min. read time
Is solar worth it in Utah?

Is floating in Homestead Crater the most relaxing day imaginable? Can a Pronghorn outrun a Cheetah? Do all the best films come out of Sundance? Yes, yes and yes. And yes, solar panels are worth it in Utah! Whether it’s taking in the grandeur of Moab, imagining yourself in an unspoiled time during a hike…

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Renewable Energy News

News
Daren Wang
5 min. read time
The Weekly Sun: Is there a minigrid in your future? And banishing the London fog

THIS WEEK IN SOLAR, RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE NEWS In this week’s solar news: Minigrids are key to resilience while, after a millennium of polluted air, London is finally breathing easier. Microgrids take step in electricity efficiency London Makes Pollution Expensive This Week’s Sunsong Microgrids are the next step in electricity efficiency Once upon a time,…

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News
Daren Wang
7 min. read time
The Weekly Sun: Get ready to plug your house into your car

THIS WEEK IN SOLAR, RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE NEWS In this week’s solar news: Bidirectional charging is ready to change the way you think about your home energy system and your electric bill is too dang high. Bidirectional Charging U.S. Braces For Electrical Discontent This Week’s Sunsong Bidirectional charging is suddenly a thing If you already…

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News
Daren Wang
6 min. read time
The Weekly Sun: Fixing the environment with worms, rust, and good planning

THIS WEEK IN SOLAR, RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE NEWS In this week’s solar news: Iron/air batteries take a big step toward commercialization, a Florida community built with hurricanes in mind, and waiting for the worms to fix our plastic problem Iron batteries get financial vote of confidence Florida community built for hurricanes Worms fix plastic problem…

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Sustainable Living

Eco
Tara Grant
4 min. read time
Why Solar Panels are an Eco-friendly Source of Energy

If the environmental benefits of solar energy sound appealing to you, and you want to learn more, you’ve come to the right place. To start, we’ve got good news for you: the buzz is real. Solar panels are indeed an eco-friendly source of energy. And by going solar, you can help the planet by reducing…

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Eco
Tara Grant
7 min. read time
What is solarpunk? And why solar energy plays a part in this sustainability trend

What is solarpunk? It’s a not-so-futuristic movement that dreams of uniting modern civilization and technology with the abundance of nature. Solarpunk has recently grown in popularity, ignited by an interest in creativity, innovation and environmentalism. It whispers of a harmonious future where technologies like solar energy help people live a more sustainable lifestyle and truly…

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Eco
Tara Grant
9 min. read time
Why is energy conservation important? And 4 ways you can teach it to kids

What is energy conservation? And when should you start talking to your kids about it? These days it’s not uncommon for our little ones to have big questions about the world. Understanding energy and ways to conserve energy is important. In 2021, it was calculated that the planet consumed more than 176,000 TWh (terawatt-hours). To…

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Solar Tech

Technology
Keyoka Kinzy
6 min. read time
Can you charge an EV with solar panels?

Just imagine pushing the accelerator on the latest sleek EV, feeling it take off quicker than your old gas guzzler ever did, and knowing that the energy you’re sending to your motor was generated on your home’s roof and comes from the sun. Zoom, Zoom, indeed! Can you charge an EV with solar panels? Absolutely!…

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Technology
Keyoka Kinzy
5 min. read time
Performance matters: All about solar energy monitoring systems

Let us guess: Solar panels and a solar battery backup have been doing wonders for your home. No doubt you’ve heard about how solar energy can reduce your carbon footprint, or how solar panels could reduce your electricity bills. But what’s all this noise about solar energy monitoring systems? When you invest in a PV…

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Technology
Keyoka Kinzy
6 min. read time
3 reasons why solar panel technology has a bright future

Solar panel technology is on the up and up. Move aside, Jetsons! There are a few technological advancements hotter than flying cars and talking robots on our horizons. Every year, scientists are figuring out better ways to harness one of the most abundant resources on earth — solar energy. Subsequently, the latest solar panel technology…

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Solar 101

Solar 101
Keyoka Kinzy
6 min. read time
Do solar panels need direct sunlight?

Do solar panels need direct sunlight? While direct sunlight is the best for optimal production, solar panels are able to still produce energy in shaded areas. Whether it’s a tall building or a winter storm, solar panels should still have the capacity to generate power. If you’re really curious about your home’s ability to harness…

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Solar 101
Keyoka Kinzy
9 min. read time
Do solar panels increase home value?

Do solar panels increase home value? The good news: there’s a good chance they will. Whether you’re a homeowner or a potential buyer, no doubt this question has crossed your mind. It also doesn’t hurt that persistent power outages in recent years have made solar a more attractive power option. A solar energy system (along…

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Solar 101
Tara Grant
8 min. read time
How long do solar panels really last?

If you’ve considered going solar, you may want to know if it’s a wise decision. You may also want to know, “How long do solar panels really last?” and many other things. Not only can solar energy provide you with clean solar energy for your home, but it could also help you save on your…

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