In recent years, there has been a growing trend among churches, temples, and synagogues to embrace solar power as a way to reduce their carbon footprint and save money on energy bills. Many places of worship see this as an opportunity to align their values with their actions by reducing their impact on the environment while also practicing good stewardship of their resources.Read More
Skiing is a beloved winter pastime for many, offering the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and get some exercise while surrounded by stunning natural beauty. However, as climate change continues to threaten our planet, many skiers are seeking ways to make their favorite hobby more sustainable. One promising solution is the use of solar panels to power ski resorts and reduce their carbon footprint.Read More
With the 2022 tax season upon us, getting the most out of our hard-earned money is a high priority for most of us (I’m not talking to you, Elon…). One of the unexpected surprises hidden in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was an expansion of existing tax credit opportunities. Specifically, those that promote solar energy. The IRA extends the provisions of the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), soRead More
As a solar installation company, we are committed to helping homeowners live more sustainably. For other tips on how to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle at home, check out Redfin’s recent blog post, featuring Sky NRG Solar and other companies working towards a more sustainable future:Read More
Question: What does your solar PV system do when your home loses grid power?
A: Your solar panels work like normal, delivering electricity to your home
B: Your solar panels automatically shut down and your home loses all electricity.Read More
If you have just started your solar educational journey, you might be wondering what the difference is between kWs and kWhs. Both terms get tossed around a lot in solar PV system conversations, and it is important to know what each means.read more
Switching to solar power is a big decision for many households. Determining the economics of solar is of utmost importance in making that decision. The full-picture economics—not simply the price tag of the installation—is what we outline in this post.Read More
In the first Be a Smart Solar Buyer post, we discussed the importance of asking the right questions about equipment specifications and warranties. Now we move onto the aesthetics of a solar installation.
So, you are thinking about solar panels for your roof. You know they drastically reduce your electricity bill and they are among the most environmentally friendly technologies on the market. You are ready to start your search…
..but what if you don’t know anything about solar? How do you know where to begin? A panel is a panel, right? How will you know if you’re making the best decision for your home?
Net metering is a beautiful thing for homeowners with solar arrays on their property. But what is it, exactly, and why is it so beneficial for you? We get asked these questions quite frequently. Another question we get asked is “Do I need a battery system with solar?”
Virtually every home in Virginia is connected to the power grid. When you install a grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) system on your roof, the system connects to your house’s main electrical panel and feeds electricity directly to your appliances, HVAC, lighting, etc. But your home remains connected to the power grid, just as before. When the sun is shining, your home pulls power from the solar panels. At night, and on rainy days, your home pulls power from the grid.
Deciding to install solar panels on your property is likely to be a major financial decision. Along with the substantial long-term financial benefit of getting your power from the sun for free, there is the upfront cost of the solar photovoltaic (PV) system to consider. Customers are keen to know what solar incentives are available to them as they decide how large a PV system to install on their roof.