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Author: John Hageman

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Why energy efficiency is important for solar homes

Anybody who pays power bills every month doesn’t have to ask why energy efficiency is important. Wasting energy is also a waste of money. Prospective solar users may also want to consider energy efficiency. Though solar is becoming increasingly popular, people may get turned off by the panels’ initial price tag. After all, average-sized systems…
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July 8, 2021 0
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Getting a return on your solar energy investment

Homeowners looking to add solar panels to their property are likely motivated by environmental concerns. But they’re more often concerned about a different kind of green: money. They want to know: “How much does solar energy cost?” Installing a solar system generally costs thousands of dollars. That makes for a sizeable upfront expense. But by…
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June 23, 2021 1
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Electric vehicles are all the rage. Is owning one worth it?

Electric vehicles are vastly outnumbered on U.S. roads today, but they’re increasingly seen as the future of transportation. That’s prompting a lot of people to wonder: Is it worth buying an electric car? And soon, consumers will have more options to choose from. General Motors, the largest automaker in the U.S., announced earlier this year…
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June 10, 2021 0
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Solar energy is exploding, but barriers persist for recycling

It may not happen for a few decades, but eventually solar panels wear out and need to be replaced. Instead of driving them to a landfill, many people would prefer solar panel recycling. And that’s not surprising. Solar panel users are likely and rightly concerned about the environment. Rather than burn fossil fuels to keep…
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June 1, 2021 0
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Solar energy 101: Powering your home with sunlight

Have you noticed crews working on your neighbor’s roof lately and wondered how solar panels can work for your home? A quick description almost sounds like a science fiction plot. A photon of sunlight hits a shimmering silicon sheet sitting on your roof. Almost magically, the panel converts the energy into electricity, powering devices across…
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May 26, 2021 0
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