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Hospitals across the United States are being put under immense pressure as the nation continues to hit record levels of new COVID-19 cases, adding more than 1 million new cases in the first five days of December.  This is extremely concerning, and we are monitoring the situation on the daily basis, adjusting our protocols if necessary, to ensure everyone’s safety.

As a company working regularly on rooftops and with electricity, safety is a deep-rooted part of our organization. We are treating this public health risk with the same level of importance, and are following local and CDC guidelines to keep … 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.

If you answered B, you are correct.

When your home loses grid power, your solar system automatically shuts off and your house goes dark (unless you also have a battery). When the grid comes back online, your solar system detects the restored grid power and automatically turns on again.

This fact is the most surprising piece of information that customers learn … 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.

Aesthetics

The aesthetics of the panels on your roof will definitely set certain installers apart from others. Whether you are thinking about installing panels on the front or back of your house, you probably care about how they look. You know who else cares about how they look? Future buyers. Unless you are certain you will still be living in your house in 30 or 40 years … Read More

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?

The great news is, solar is a pretty simple, safe, and straightforward technology. It’s been around a long time, there are no moving parts to maintain, and at … Read More

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