Is It Worth It to Pay More for Premium Panels?

Should you pay more for premium solar panels? That question should be considered in two parts. One, will the additional production from the premium panels compensate for the higher cost? Two, are there benefits in the quality between the two panel types which justify the added cost? In order to answer the first question we … Read moreIs It Worth It to Pay More for Premium Panels?

How Does Snow Affect Solar Panels?

Solar Panels with Snow in Winter

How does snow affect the performance of solar panel power? It’s not uncommon to get heavy snows in the Virginia/Maryland/DC areas, and sometimes it can cover the ground for two weeks of the year. Some important implications to consider are how snow affects solar power system structures, sunlight availability, and what benefits snow can have … Read moreHow Does Snow Affect Solar Panels?

Can my HOA Prohibit Rooftop Solar in Virginia, Maryland, or DC?

One of the most common questions we get from homeowners is: “Can my Home Owners’ Association prohibit me from getting solar on my roof?” The short answer is no, but it depends on your situation. Virginia and Maryland are two of the twenty-five states in the U.S. which have solar access laws that stop homeowners’ … Read moreCan my HOA Prohibit Rooftop Solar in Virginia, Maryland, or DC?

Do I Need Batteries for My Solar Power System?

Battery storage can be a particularly confusing topic for homeowners who are interested in solar power. Knowing more about the variety of systems, and what goals they achieve, are two key factors in deciding what type of solar storage system is right for you. Solar power systems have four different storage options: 1) Self-Consumption, 2) … Read moreDo I Need Batteries for My Solar Power System?

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