Posted on Apr 17, 2018
Posted on Apr 12, 2018
by Geddy Friedman Last summer, the solar industry was up in arms over the direction solar was taking. Companies outside the United States were charged by American manufacturers and installers with dumping solar panels into the country at or below cost. This drastically affected the landscape of solar growth in America as well as how the national economy was able to prosper with the transition. American-based companies like Suniva and SolarWorld contended that they were struggling to compete with the prices of solar panels by companies from countries like China and India who cut costs of workers and of product quality to position themselves in front of everyone else.
This conflict ultimately led to an International Trade Commission hearing in Washington D.C. last August with its aim to reach measures which would level the playing field for solar in the United States. Green...
Posted on Mar 21, 2018
By Geddy Friedman
The most commonly asked question from customers
The most common question we get asked about going solar is “How much does it cost?” Of course! It all comes down to affordability. The answer to this question however can be misleading if you are not considering the full picture in context. If you are going to look at the total price of a solar power generation system, it is critical to also look at the cumulative cost of staying with your utility company and compare the two. Solar energy is an investment, and one that pays off exponentially more over time.Understanding the benefits of solar short and long-term
If you go with a financing term, it will be on a fixed monthly payment, while utility companies continue to raise their rates to accommodate...
Posted on Mar 14, 2018
Posted on Feb 2, 2018
Fees on solar panel imports imposed this week by the Trump administration threaten to increase customer costs and cut solar energy growth by as much as 11% over the next five years, but the industry remains optimistic that the roadblock will be temporary. The new tariffs probably will add about $650 to the average solar power system a homeowner would buy, said Bernadette Del Chiaro, executive director of the Solar Energy Industries Assn. But the added cost is unlikely to stop consumers and businesses from going solar or force solar companies out of business, she said. "I think in the long run, there's no turning...
Posted on Feb 2, 2018
Posted on Jan 11, 2018
Exciting News For Nevadan Homeowners
After nearly two years of set-backs and policy deliberation, we finally have very exciting news to share to homeowners in the state of Nevada. The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) has unanimously approved a draft order initiating new rules and regulations accommodating solar homes. Now solar is once again a viable option for homeowners looking for new and better ways to power their homes. The decision was set into law recently with the signing of Assembly Bill 405 by Governor Sandoval in the wake of hundreds of solar worker layoffs and several installers pulling out of the state. The homeowners of Nevada have spoken of their frustration and their voices have been heard with the reinstitutionalization of net-metering which is a billing mechanism that credits solar...