How can I offset more of my power with solar?

The percentage of annual utility offset you can achieve with solar is driven by several factors, starting with how much energy your house uses. The size of the solar panel system, the type of panels used, and the orientation and shading of solar panels determine the clean energy output that is possible. In some case, […]

Solar lease or solar loan?

One of the reasons many people prefer Smart Solar Financing over leasing is that it is simply a better deal. With a lease, several companies and their investors all need to earn a profit. When YOU own the system, there is only ONE investor – you. With solar ownership, all of the financial return goes […]

How long do solar panels last?

All solar panels lose a small amount of performance every year. Exposure to direct sunlight puts physical wear-and-tear on any material — think of lawn furniture, decking or shingles. The performance degradation of solar panels is expected and is very slight, only one-half of one percent per year. The panels are warranted to produce at […]

What brand of solar panels is best?

For efficiency sake, we have a large supply of Trina solar panels. Trina is a world-class supplier of high-quality panels. Using them enables to us to use the highest quality equipment at the best prices and maintain a very efficient delivery operation. However, we are not wed to any one manufacturer. There are approximately 80 […]

What are the pros and cons of micro-inverters?

We have experience with installing both micro-inverter systems as well as centralized inverters systems and can help to accommodate what is best for your renewable energy and project goals. One obvious diffidence between micro-inverters in comparison to centralized inverters is an increase in price to install micro-inverters. Some pros for micro-inverters: ad hoc expandability optimal […]