Google is Now 100% Powered by Renewable Energy

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Google just announced they reached their target of 100% renewable energy.

It’s official. The fine people who brought slides into their workplace are now 100% powered by renewable energy, making them pioneers in both of these noblest pursuits.

To celebrate their historic achievement, we’re going to answer all the questions you were going to ask about Google’s aggressive drive towards renewable energy as well as all the questions you weren’t going to ask (because you were hoping someone else would).

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The Complete Guide to South Carolina Solar Installation

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Information about Solar Panels in South Carolina

Not many states can claim that their official amphibian is the salamander. Or that their official pastime is watching two highly decorated college football teams smash the living daylights out of each other. Or that they have the highest rates of front-porch sweet tea drinkers per capita.

With delightful amphibians, delightful summer evenings, and delightful football rivalries, South Carolina is also a delightful state to go solar. With unbelievable financial incentives and fantastic pro-solar policies, the time to go solar in South Carolina is now! To find out just how delightful going solar in South Carolina can be, we've painstakingly prepared this article for your eyes only.

If you're a resident of the Palmetto State, or soon to be a resident of the Palmetto state, or just want to learn about all things South Carolina (perfectly understandable), then boy are you in for a treat.

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New Mexico Solar Policies and Incentives

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New Mexico solar incentives will definitely save you a buck!

New Mexico is famous for its beautiful, arid environment. Beyond the stunning scenery, the state’s hot sun and cloudless days also make it the perfect place for going solar. Take a look below for information on New Mexico solar policy, incentives, and estimates of financial savings by going solar in the state.

Although there aren’t as many rebates and incentives as in other states, the strong solar policy and the federal tax credit mean you can save quite a bit by installing solar in New Mexico!

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How to Store Solar Energy with a Solar Battery

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Choosing a solar battery to store your solar energy.

Solar energy from your roof sounds simple, right? The sun shines, electricity is created, and it powers your home. But a lot of people wonder… what happens at night, or on cloudy days when your panels don’t produce? Wouldn’t it be nice to store the extra power you create on a bright, sunny afternoon with a solar battery so you can always make use of solar energy?

Solar battery storage isn’t just a household problem, but a challenge the solar industry is tackling as a whole. Solar is an effective, clean, affordable form of power, but it won’t truly be able to take over until storage technology catches up. The industry has been taking off in the past few years, and the race for solar storage has been dubbed a ‘technology arms race’.

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Top Six Reasons to Go Solar

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Going solar makes sense on so many levels – and here are some reasons why.

If you’re just starting to look into solar for your home, or you’ve recently noticed you’re the only one on the block without big blue rectangles covering your roof, you might be wondering why solar is so hot right now. What’s the big deal?

It’s an easy question to answer and below we’ve come up with our top six reasons to go solar. Hopefully they inspire you to dig a little deeper into this exciting technology, reap the benefits of green energy, and join the solar movement!

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Is Sun Run a Good Deal?

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Are you thinking about installing solar with Sun Run?

Maybe you talked to them at Costco, or they knocked on your door. Now you want to know: is Sun Run a good deal, and if going solar with Sun Run is a wise investment. Basically, you want to know that, by working with Sun Run, you’re saving the most money possible.

To be sure of this, you need to compare the cost of Sun Run against both the cost to continue purchasing electricity from the utility as well as how Sun Run’s prices compare to other installation companies like SolarCity and NRG Home Solar.

But that’s not all you need to compare. Cost means nothing without good service, quality installation practices, and good finance options. If you’ve got the cheapest solar installation in the neighborhood, but it doesn’t run half the time, you’re not going to be saving much money!Continue reading

The Complete Guide to Minnesota Solar Installation

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Everything you need to know for a smooth ride when Going Solar in Minnesota

You might think of Minnesota as a cold and cloudy place full of snow, but it couldn’t be further from the truth if you’re thinking about going solar! By taking advantage of all the rebates and tax incentives available, you can save upwards of $19,000. On top of that, the state has built a solid collection of solar policies to encourage and protect Minnesota solar installations.

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How much does the Tesla Solar Roof cost?

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Tesla’s new solar roof tiles are poised to change the view on solar forever. The question now is: how much will a Tesla Solar Roof cost?

When you think of rooftop solar, you probably think of the classic solar panel setup you’ve seen for years (or maybe even have already). Tesla is looking to change that vision with their new solar roof tiles and, as with any new solar technology, we’re curious: how much will a Tesla Solar Roof cost?

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Can I Install Solar Panels on a Metal Roof?

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If you want to go solar but have a metal roof, you might wonder whether a solar installation is even possible for you.

Metal roofs have a lot of benefits and while they make up just a small portion of residential roofs now, they are growing in popularity. If you’re interested in solar, this naturally raises the issue of whether solar panels on metal roof is even possible.

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