With rising electricity costs, more and more homeowners are looking to solar energy as a way to reduce their energy bills, while helping the environment. In a number of states, the cost of electricity from solar panels is already the
With more and more homeowners choosing to install solar panels (more than 600,000 homes in the U.S. now), both homeowners and appraisers/realtors need to better understand how solar panels affect the value of a home.
Whether the PV system is owned
Many homeowners, when they start their solar journey, hit the same roadblock early on: determining the cost of solar panels. They hear about all sorts of benefits of solar power, such as lower utility bills, abundant clean electricity and vastly
There are plenty of solar panel calculators out there for understanding your solar energy potential and cost savings, as we discussed in a previous article. The criteria for selecting the best calculator can be condensed into two for simplicity. First,
One of the world’s largest renewable energy projects can be found in the Mojave Desert near the California-Nevada border: the Ivanpah solar thermal facility. Located on the Ivanpah Dry Lake, this giant project uses solar thermal technology and it covers 3500