Groups Going Solar Together

What are these talks of solarize programs and solar co-ops all about? There has been a great deal of press in the Midwest surrounding communities creating solarize and solar co-op opportunities. But what does this mean for you? What are these programs? Both programs are locally-organized group-buying opportunities provided by a city, neighborhood, or organization […]

It’s Easy to Claim Your Federal Solar Tax Credit

Understanding your federal tax forms seems like a lost cause to many people. And turning to a tax professional may be your cup of tea. But in a post by EnergySage, they’ve broken down every form needed to claim the federal solar tax credit, most commonly referred to as the ITC (Investment Tax Credit). Some things […]

How Much Does it Cost to Install Solar on My House?

One of the first questions we are often asked is how much it would cost to install solar panels (or photovoltaic “PV” panels) on a house, which is quickly followed by a question about the number of panels it would take to power a typical house. Since these questions are inter-related, we’ll tackle them together. There […]

Solar Myth Busting: Too Much Snow for Solar

Myths get started all the time as we try to understand something complicated. We make up a story as an explanation, and the more times we say it and share it, the more that myth sounds like truth. So, we are going to bust some myths by sharing the simple facts about solar. This doesn’t […]

3 Solar Power Predictions for 2016

Quite a lot happened in 2015 that will bring improvements to our homes and environment. Now that 2016 is here, we wanted to make some solar power predictions around what we think is in store for the Midwest. 1 – More homeowners will go solar. The renewal of the ITC will allow solar installations in […]