Reading Time: 8 minutes You’ve probably heard about how solar energy can reduce your electricity bills, but how much do solar panels really cost? The easiest way to calculate the average cost of solar panels is to look at its price in dollars per watt, which is relatively consistent across the United States. How much do solar panels cost? In 2018, solar costs will range from $11,380 to $14,990 (after tax credits). Because price paid per watt ranges from $2.71 to
In the past few years, smart thermostats have gone from a niche product to one that’s accessible to most homeowners. If you don’t have them installed in your home already, you’ve probably seen the small screens on walls at a friend’s house or on display at a local electronics stores.
Batteries are becoming a popular add-on to solar systems thanks to the extra benefits they can offer for solar system buyers. Batteries offer backup power benefits when the grid goes down, increases the usefulness of off-grid systems, and improves solar economics if you have less than ideal net metering policies or time-of-use (TOU) rates.
There’s a lot of buzz around Boston-based Sistine Solar, and for good reason: their product allows homeowners to customize how their solar installation actually looks on the roof of their home.
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, we check out a new industry report on energy storage’s big 2017 and promising 2018, plus New York’s ringing endorsement of community solar and a clean energy future.
As one of the largest solar companies based in the United States, chances are you’ve heard of First Solar. Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, this company has been in the news recently, in part due to the unique solar product they manufacture.
If you want to make sure your solar panel system is operating as efficiently as possible, you are probably considering either power optimizers or microinverters (collectively known as “module level power electronics,” or MLPEs).
When you’re evaluating your solar options, there are a lot of factors to take into account. Price, of course, is key, whether you’re paying out of pocket or financing monthly payments with a lease or loan.
A solar panel system will last you 30 to 35 years. In that time, your solar panels will generate plenty of savings on your electric bills.
My wife and I purchased a house in Vermont in the summer of 2017. After searching throughout New England for nearly a year, we decided on a three-bedroom “ski chalet” style home, located in the southern section of Vermont’s Green Mountain National Forest and near ski mountains, lakes and hiking trails.