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Average Cost for Solar Panels and Installation

The craze for sustainable energy has continued to pick up steam and when it comes to renewable energy sources, solar panels are all the rage. One of the biggest questions homeowners have when considering having solar panels installed is how much it will cost. Here you will learn more about pricing on solar panels and how much value they provide in return for your investment. read more

Will Solar Panels Increase My Home Value?

Solar panels offer many advantages for homeowners including substantial savings on utilities. You might also be wondering how solar panels will affect the value of your home. One thing’s for certain, having solar panels won’t bring your home value down. Here’s what you need to know about how solar panels affect home values. The Green Revolution In recent years, people…

Solar vs Wind Energy

When it comes to powering up your home or business, there are a lot of alternative energy source options to choose from. Two of the best to look at are the most environmentally friendly choices, Solar and Wind. Which is the best option for your business, and which can end up being cheaper in the long run? Here are some pros and cons of each source to better help you decide which is best for you! read more

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