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Top North Carolina Solar Companies

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Need help going solar in North Carolina?

If you live in North Carolina and are thinking about investing in rooftop solar, you are in the right place! In 2016, your state ranked number two for total solar capacity (behind California) by the Solar Energy Industries Association. What’s more, it also ranks in the top ten states for solar jobs. You’ve got a lot of North Carolina solar companies to pick from, so we’ve made a list of the best installers to make your job easier.
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Solar Panels for Apartments Aren’t Limited to Your Own Roof

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No longer is solar – and all its financial benefits – out of reach for apartment renters.

Helping apartment renters to go solar is a huge challenge to the industry, as renters typically don’t have the authority to install solar and property owners can be reluctant to dish out the cash for a solar installation, since they don’t see any financial benefit themselves.

In an effort to alleviate the issue, solar industry researchers and analysts have come up with some great options for solar panels for apartment dwellers. Options now run from new financing mechanisms to completely new forms of ownership that allow a renter to own solar in a remote location – just not on their own roof.

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Wyoming Solar – Everything You Need to Know

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Information about Solar Panels in Wyoming

Its reputation as the Cowboy State might have something to do with the current "Wild West" status of the Wyoming solar industry, as there's not much in the way of endorsement or regulation from the state government. More likely than that is the fact that the state's primary industries revolve around mining fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas.

​In other words, local utilities have a plentiful source of cheap raw materials to work with right now, which means they don't have much incentive to look for renewable sources of energy. However, if ​the state's population​ adopts a bit of foresight and sees the long-term benefits of renewable resources, that could change​.

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Nebraska Solar – Everything You Need to Know!

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Information about Solar Panels in ​Nebraska

Nebraska and its Cornhuskers might geographically be in the middle of the country, but the state's solar policies and the political climate around renewable resources put it near the bottom of our list of pro-solar states.

Despite a lack of financial incentives though, Nebraska solar can still be financially profitable. At the same time you'll be helping the environment and reducing our dependency on fossil fuels!

We've run the numbers and researched what incentives are available (such as they are), the tax rebates you'll qualify for, and what policies Nebraska has in place -- as well as the many areas the state can improve -- if you're interested in going solar in Nebraska.

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What are the Top Solar Companies in CT?

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For great solar installers in Connecticut, look no further!

If you’re looking for a great solar installer in the Constitution State, you’re in luck! Today, we list five of the best solar companies in CT to help narrow down your search. Obviously, these companies aren’t the only installers working in the state, but you’re sure to have a great experience installing solar with any of the installers we’ve selected.

Each of our choices below enjoy excellent reviews from customers and offer something unique in the solar industry, from solar batteries to carport installations and/or unique financing options.

Check out the following installers to see what the Connecticut solar industry has to offer. Review information was taken in December 2017. Continue reading

Vivint Complaints are Adding Up

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Are you thinking about going solar with Vivint, but concerned about their terrible reviews?

Are you concerned about Vivint complaints? While we aren’t happy about what we find, we’ll tell you exactly what Vivint customers have to say.

First off, let’s get something straight: we don’t like to disparage any solar company. At UnderstandSolar, we’re people dedicated to solar energy. We want to see solar flourish on every housetop. And by extension, we want the solar industry and all its installers to flourish as well. You can’t have a solar installation on your roof without solar companies to actually put it up there!

But we’re also dedicated to helping you have the best experience going solar that you can. That’s why we write so many reviews of solar installers, assessing their products, costs, and – most importantly – customer reviews.

If you’re curious what people have to say about Vivint, we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive into the most common Vivint complaints, from actual customer reviews, and try to figure out what is going on.

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Amergy Solar Reviews: What Customers are Saying

Do homeowners enjoy working with this Northeast solar installer?

Today, let’s take a look at Amergy Solar reviews from actual customer to see if their service is up to par and whether you should work with this Northeastern installer.

Amergy Solar is a solar installer based out of Metuchen, New Jersey, that works across the Northeast, including New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, and California (admittedly not in the Northeast, but that’s what Amergy claims!) They install both residential and commercial systems, as well as government and non-profit projects.

Unlike some installers (most notably the national installer Sunrun), Amergy Solar does not use 3rd party sales or installation companies. Instead, they sell, design, and install all systems in-house. While this isn’t necessarily good or bad, it certainly simplifies the communication process during your project, as multiple companies aren’t involved.Continue reading

PetersenDean Solar Reviews Are Right in the Middle

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What do customers say after working with PetersenDean Solar?

PetersenDean is a California-based solar installer working in several states across the US. But unlike other nationwide installers, they do things a little differently. With customer experience among big installers extremely spotty, does PetersenDean’s unique business translate to better customer service? Let’s look at PetersenDean Solar reviews from actual customers and compare their scores to other companies.

How exactly is PetersenDean different? First off, they’re not just a solar installer. They also install roofs, fences, and battery storage systems. Secondly, unlike SolarCity and Sunrun – who base their entire businesses around the solar lease – PetersenDean doesn’t even offer leases. Instead, they focus only on cash and loan financing.

For PetersenDean, this inevitably keeps things simpler, as they don’t have to worry about dealing with the increased costs and capital that offering leases typically requires.

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Haleakala Solar Reviews: Great Option on the Islands

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What do real customers have to say about working with this Hawaiian installer?

Today, we’re going to take a look at Haleakala Solar reviews to learn what real customers say about working with the company. One of the leading solar installers in Hawaii, Haleakala was founded in 1977 as a solar water heater installer — making them one of the older solar companies in the entire US.

With solar so ubiquitous in Hawaii (3rd most solar per capita when compared to other states), if you live in the area then you’ve probably already heard of Haleakala. If not, that’s okay — we’ll catch you up!Continue reading

The Best Indoor Solar Lights

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A great step toward going solar without committing to a solar installation.

If you’re thinking of going solar, powering small household items — particularly your lights — can be a great first step. Lights are an indispensable tool we use daily, and can easily be powered by the sun. You don’t even need to hire a company to install panels on your roof to do it!

Today, we’ll figure out what exactly are indoor solar lights, their pros and cons, and then offer you a range of bestsellers to get you started.

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