Top Industry Experts Tackle Frequently Asked Solar Energy Questions

Guest post by Sarah Hancock, BestCompany.com Solar energy has become increasingly popular among home and business owners in recent years, primarily due to falling solar equipment and installation costs, steadily rising utility rates, favorable government incentives, a variety of payment options, and positive environmental benefits. Because of these factors, switching to solar can be an extremely ...

Do solar panels increase the value of my home?

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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 or leased is an important distinction. The studies we refer to below looked at owned ...

Solar Energy and Electric Cars: The Future is Now

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Children growing up twenty, thirty, forty years ago might have imagined flying cars in the year 2015, as in the movie Back to the Future II, when Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled forward to the 21st of October 2015, but I don't think many of them pictured houses with space-age reflective surfaces on the roof, ...