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
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.