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 ...

Solar Energy and Electric Cars: The Future is Now

Solar House Electric Vehicle

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, ...

Demystifying solar panel cost per watt

Solat Panel Cost Per Watt

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 reduced greenhouse gas emissions. But as soon as they take the next step and seriously ...

LCOE: What is the levelized cost of solar energy?

levelized cost of solar energy lcoe

PLEASE NOTE: While this article uses 20 years as the expected lifetime of solar panels, most warranties on solar panels are for 25-30 years, so in our calculations in other parts of our website, we now use 25 years as the expected lifetime for the purposes of calculating the Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE). - ...