How Quality Solar Panels Make a Difference
Purchasing a solar panel system can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to picking a manufacturer. With demand for solar energy on the rise, suppliers have been competing to be the leading manufacturer on the market. This week we’re going to look into Tier 1 panels and what gives them the reputation of being nothing […]
Georgetown, Texas – Setting the Sunny Standard
Last week we discussed the various options India is exploring to elevate their solar energy usage. This week we’re going to look into places in America that are setting examples for the rest of the country to follow. One of these places is a conservative city in Texas called Georgetown. Texas has the most potential […]
India Leading US in Renewable Energy Investments
Our planet has suffered noticeable changes due to climate change. Temperatures and sea levels have risen, glaciers have shrunk, and precipitation patterns have changed as well. So what is the United States doing to combat this life threatening problem? The simple answer is – not nearly enough. While the U.S has taken measures in the right […]
Is Solar the Right Solution for your Home?
In the political climate we’re in today, it’s important to make sure we don’t neglect our actual climate and the negative changes it’s going through. The effect of electricity has taken its toll on our planet and it’s time we take action. Fortunately, adding solar panels to your home or commercial building is a solution that not […]
Being smart with Solar
Last week we asked: “Should consumers stay away from solar energy altogether???? No. Remember that third option I mentioned? Well, experts at 1 Solar recommend finding ways to simply own the system. Just like any other ownership, there are multiple ways to finance it. The cash option If you pay cash for your system, the […]
Zero risk, all reward?
We’ve already discussed how the company gives the illusion of taking all risk off the customer’s hands. But, how do they benefit? The company charges the consumer in either the PPA or the lease model, and payments can range from 10 to 15 percent of the total system cost per year. In turn, they recover […]
Leasing and PPA
Pulling back the curtains on Solar Ownership options Ray Kroc, the genius behind McDonald’s, once told a class of graduates that he was not in the restaurant business at all; he was in the real estate business. Many believe this is what led to McDonald’s enormous success – understanding the nuances behind their business. With […]
Is Solar a Wise Investment for Businesses?
Is Solar a wise investment for businesses and how does that impact utilities? Would you pay an $87 Million exit fee to leave the grid? If you are like most customers you probably didn’t even know that in some states you might have to pay a fee to get completely off the grid. MGM recently […]
Buying Solar in Texas: Leasing vs. Purchasing
When it comes to putting solar panels on your home, you’re going to encounter some big decisions. Where is the best location? Should you pay to have the solar PV panels installed or do it yourself? How do you maintain them? But one of the biggest decisions you’ll face is whether to purchase the panels […]
Solar Power vs. Coal Power
Solar power is gaining ground all over the country. Between 2012 and 2013, the total megawatt hours of electricity derived from the photovoltaic cell (PV cells) in the U.S. doubled from 3.5 million to 8.3 million. Ten years ago, we produce a measly 6,000 MWh. Solar power is definitely booming. What does that mean for […]