The Expert Guide to Comparing Solar Quotes

While comparing quotes can be difficult in any arena, it is a particularly troublesome for homeowners going solar. Fortunately, there are a few short tricks that enable customers to accurately differentiate between competing bids. This article will break down the three key steps: 1) normalizing the numbers; 2) assessing the quality; and 3) analyzing the … Read moreThe Expert Guide to Comparing Solar Quotes

Solar Panel System Aesthetics: What to Look For

As with many other aspects of a home, aesthetics is a primary concern for most residents considering a solar system installation. A properly-crafted solar array can maintain and even improve the appearance of a roof by covering unsightly roof characteristics and by accenting its overall appearance. An attractive solar array requires several key features: covering … Read moreSolar Panel System Aesthetics: What to Look For

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?

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