Solar incentives | Wolf Track Energy

Solar incentives: What you need to know

This post was updated to reflect changes passed in the Inflation Reduction Act. People who are interested in going solar are often curious about what kind of solar incentives are available.  The answer to that question will often depend on where you live or who provides your electricity. Your state and power company may offer…
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December 14, 2021 0
Residential rooftop solar installation | Wolf Track Energy

How installers mount rooftop solar panels: Flashing, rails and more

Homeowners who are thinking about going solar are often concerned with how the installation will affect their existing structure. More precisely, they want to know how installers mount rooftop solar panels. There are a variety of systems on the market to install solar panels onto roofs. Done correctly, they shouldn’t damage the property owner’s roof.…
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December 6, 2021 0
Going off-grid | Wolf Track Energy

Off-grid solar batteries: A guide to energy self-reliance

We’ve all fantasized about leaving it all behind and living off the land, trading in a cubicle for a simple life in the country. One way to power that dream is with off-grid solar batteries. Off-grid systems can power electrical devices in areas the power lines don’t reach, allowing people to enjoy modern conveniences in…
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November 15, 2021 0
Snow on solar panels | Wolf Track Energy

Snow on solar panels? Here’s why you shouldn’t panic

Winter is coming. You may not like it, but soon you’ll be seeing the white stuff everywhere. Yes: there will be snow on solar panels.  If you have a rooftop system that’s hard to reach, this might seem like a headache. After all, solar panels can only generate electricity when the sun is shining on…
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November 2, 2021 0
Commercial solar panels | Wolf Track Energy

How to mind your bottom line with commercial solar systems

We often hear from business leaders who are curious about installing commercial solar systems. That reflects a nationwide trend toward renewable energy.  Commercial solar installations are growing, and some major companies like Target and Apple are jumping on the renewable energy boom.  But onsite solar systems are only meeting 1% of the demand for commercial…
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October 11, 2021 0
Solar panels | Wolf Track Energy

Rooftop vs. ground-mounted solar panels: Which is right for you?

Where you install solar panels can make a big difference in how much energy your system will produce. So you may find yourself asking whether you should go with rooftop or ground-mounted solar panels.  As with many other aspects of a solar system installation project, the answer to that question will depend on a myriad…
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October 4, 2021 0
Bill questions | Wolf Track Energy

All about off-peak: What to know about electricity rates

People generally understand how their electricity bill works. You use more power, you pay more money. But what about if you’re using electricity in the middle of the night, during “off-peak” hours? Utilities have various ways to charge their customers for electricity. Your rate may depend on what you’re powering or even what time of…
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September 22, 2021 0
Backup Energy system | Wolf Track Energy

Why people should consider solar energy battery systems

For all of the benefits of solar energy, there’s one obvious disadvantage it has relative to other sources of electricity: The sun doesn’t always shine. That’s why people should consider solar energy battery systems.  Solar panels are an intermittent power source. That is, they only produce electricity when struck by sunlight. Meanwhile, power plant operators…
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September 13, 2021 0
Electric vehicle | Wolf Track Energy

Installing EV chargers: Businesses can stay ahead of the curve

Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly common, as car manufacturers announce plans to roll out new models. To get ahead of the curve, businesses should consider installing EV chargers to help attract customers and employees. Forbes said earlier this year that there are only 40,000 charging stations registered with the U.S. Department of Energy. That means there’s…
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August 30, 2021 0
Solar panel installation | Wolf Track Energy

Minnesota solar companies: What to look for

If you’re comparing Minnesota solar companies to help you make the transition to renewable energy, you may have wondered if there’s some kind of “solar installer certification.” It turns out there is, and Wolf Track Energy has one.  But there are other licenses out there that a solar contractor will be required to have, depending…
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August 19, 2021 0
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