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Rhode Island Solar – Everything You Need to Know

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Information about Solar Panels in Rhode Island

Rhode Island may be the smallest state in the Union, but there are some very big reasons why Rhode Island solar can be a big hit for you. Between the grant program, federal tax credit, and some absolutely insane performance payments offered in the state, there is more than enough here to make a strong financial argument for getting over the pre-solar jitters. The performance payments alone can total around $5,000 in savings over time! It is clear that the state government strongly endorses both current and future solar in the state, and Rhode Island homeowners enjoy some of the highest solar savings in the country!

Read on to find out more about how you could save a lot of money while positively impacting the environment at the same time!

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Colorado Solar – Everything You Need To Know

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Information about Solar Panels in Colorado

While you may think of snow when you think of Colorado, it actually has great potential for solar! The state is ranked ninth best in the United States in regards to total installed solar, putting Colorado Solar right up among the best!

Even though the ‘300 days of sun’ is more myth than reality, major parts of the state usually see around 245 days of great sun. The market and policies are also set up relatively well to provide easy access and incentivize solar on your rooftop (or if you are a renter or don’t have a house well-suited to solar, community renewable energy is prominent here too).

Are you a Colorado resident thinking about rooftop solar? If so, read on!

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What is Community Solar?

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Community Solar projects create shareable, renewable energy

Do you want to power your home using renewable energy, but can’t install rooftop solar? Perhaps you have a shaded roof, live in a condo, or are not a property owner, but want your electricity fossil-fuel free. In many locations, there is a great solution – community solar, or “rooftop solar, without the rooftops.”

Community solar – also called a community solar project, solar garden, or shared renewable energy plant – describes solar energy used by multiple households sourced by a shared solar plant. Community solar projects exist in half of US states, so it may be in your area. If not, just keep an eye out – according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the community solar market should continue to boom; more community solar was installed in one-quarter of 2016 than the entire year of 2015.

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South Carolina Solar – Everything You Need to Know

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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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A Quick Review of the Top Solar PPA Providers

Are you interested in installing solar panels, but not sure how to go about paying for them?

A solar Power Purchase Agreement, or PPA, is one option to use when installing solar panels on your home, and one of two third-party financing options available from solar PPA providers.

If you’re reading this and looking for a PPA provider, hopefully you have already read our primer on what a solar PPA is and explored the benefits and disadvantages of using a PPA. You should also take a look at DSIRE’s map of states that allow PPAs and familiarize yourself with your local utility and municipality policies.

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An Overview on Solar Panels ROI (Return On Investment)

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When you make a costly investment like going solar, you’re going to wonder: what will my solar panels ROI be?

You’re here. And because you’re here looking at Solar Panels ROI, you must be one of three types of people:

a) You’re pondering going solar, and you want to see just how good the ROI is.

b) You’ve already gone solar, and have now realized that knowing the ROI would perhaps be a good idea.

c) You’re hopelessly lost and are actually looking for an informative piece about fire-breathing amphibians.

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Flagstaff Solar – Everything You Need to Know

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Information about Solar Panels in Flagstaff, Arizona

If you’re considering going solar and you live in or around Flagstaff, Arizona, you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you are wondering about your local utility’s policy, installation costs, or financing, keep reading. We have the answers to all Flagstaff solar installations below!

This post has been developed especially about solar in Flagstaff, AZ, for residents that are served by the electric utility Arizona Public Service (APS). If that doesn’t apply to you, you can still check out the Arizona solar energy state page to learn more about solar in your state.

If you’re looking for a simple yes or no as to whether you should install solar in the Flagstaff area, the answer is definitely ‘yes’, similar to the rest of the state. The sunny weather, cost of electricity, and relatively solar-friendly policies make it no surprise that Arizona has the third-highest installed solar capacity of any state in the US. Read on to find out more!

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Yuma Solar – Everything You Need to Know

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Information about Solar Panels in Yuma Arizona

If you’re thinking about installing solar panels in Yuma, Arizona and wondering where to start, look no further!

This city page is specifically about Solar Panels Yuma, AZ. For more general state information, see our Arizona solar energy state page, or search for other city pages that may be near you.

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What is a solar carport, and how much does it cost?

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While a normal carport provides covered shelter for a parked car, a solar carport provides power too!

Before we elaborate on a solar carport, let’s look at a normal carport in a residential setting. A carport is often used as a cheaper alternative to a full garage, providing shelter from the elements, but not really doing much to increase security. Keeping your car under cover when parked has a lot of benefits: in sweltering heat, the car is kept cool in the shade; in colder weather, the carport keeps the car protected from rain, frost, and snow.

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