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The Simple Math Behind Saving With Solar

People have been getting more interested in solar panels, especially as the costs have been coming down due to rapid advances in technology. As solar panel installation becomes more affordable, more people will start enjoying the benefits and cut their electric bill down to zero! For many homeowners, the primary concern they have when it comes to solar panels is the cost of installation. Here’s a brief guide on the simple math behind saving with solar! read more

Generators vs Solar Battery for Backup Home Power Supply

Rural living can be a lot of fun, but when you have frequent storms that knock out your power for days on end, it’s less so. Luckily, you have some options that could help keep the lights on during a rough storm. For most folks, a backup home power supply comes down to installing solar panels or a generator. Both options have their advantages, but which one’s the best? Here’s what you need to know when deciding between a generator and solar panel installation. read more

The Federal Solar Tax Credit: How Does it Work?

If you are still debating whether or not you should move forward with solar energy, here are a few more reasons to throw in. There are several different types of tax benefits and other incentives available to help you get started and save even more money.  One of these benefits is the Federal Solar Tax Credit. read more

How to Qualify for Solar in Missouri

More and more people are looking for ways to save money on their energy bills.

One of the best ways is to move to a renewable resource.

Solar energy is making a great deal of headway around the globe as a leader for easy, inexpensive and clean energy.

If you are wondering if you qualify for solar in Missouri, here are a few things to consider. read more

Tackling Five Solar Myths

If you are on the fence about switching over to solar power as your main energy source, we get it. There are a lot of myths, misconceptions, and questions about renewable sources. Let’s look at a few of the myths about solar power. read more

Solar Power Financing

Investing in solar power can be a major expense. A significant investment that will save you money, in the long run, makes sense, but only if you go about it the right way. There are a few ways you can get financing for your solar power system. read more