Community solar savings

How much can you save with community solar?

If you’ve been thinking about signing up for community solar soon, it might be because you’d like to reduce the environmental impact of your electricity use. Or, you might be hoping to save some money on your monthly electricity bill. More likely than not, it’s probably a little bit of both! When it comes to saving money through community solar, it’s important to remember that you will accumulate savings over the course of an entire year – meaning you may not see savings  instantly. In this article, we’ll provide a breakdown of what you can expect to save by signing up for community solar. 

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solar panel disposal

Solar panel disposal: what happens at end of life?

As the urgency for climate action increases, so does the adoption of renewable energy. Namely, solar photovoltaics (PV) – aka solar panels – are one of the fastest growing sources of clean energy. Solar panels have long lifespans, increasingly lower costs, and are safe for the environment! But, what happens to solar panels when they stop producing electricity? Where do decommissioned solar panels go? 

There are a few ways solar panels can be disposed, and in this article, we break down what happens to a solar panel at the end of its life.

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community solar fit

Are you a good fit for community solar?

Community solar is a great way for people who otherwise might be unable to power their home or business with clean energy to do just that! If you’re interested in signing up for a community solar project, the first thing you’ll want to determine is if you’re a good fit. In this article, we’ll explain why community solar is a great choice for many people, and some situations in which you might not consider community solar. 

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How to avoid bad solar

LDSreliance shares how to avoid bad solar installations

We love hearing the many success stories and reading the five-star reviews from our EnergySage customers who go solar and save a ton of money on electricity bills! But, just like with any industry, there’s not a 100 percent success rate. One of the most important things you can do is find a trusted solar installer in your area so you don’t end up with solar panels that aren’t performing ideally. Check out this video from LDSreliance to learn how to avoid issues when going solar. (Spoiler alert: using EnergySage to get pre-vetted installers and easily compare quotes is one of the ways to go solar the right way!)

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Solar panel car

Can you buy solar panel cars?

Solar panels produce electricity wherever and whenever the sun is shining. As electric cars continue to increase in popularity, it only makes sense that some companies have begun exploring the possibility of integrating solar panels directly into cars to provide power on the go. Imagine how much further you could drive in your electric vehicle (EV) if it was charging its battery with solar panels while you were driving! In this article, we’ll take a look at how feasible solar panel cars actually are, and if you’ll be able to buy one anytime soon.

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Enel X JuiceBox

The Enel X Way JuiceBox home EV charger complete review

If you’ve bought an electric vehicle (EV) recently or are considering one, you’re not alone! Global EV sales doubled in 2021 from the previous year to a new record of 6.6 million, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA) Global EV Outlook 2022 Report. Having an EV charger at your home allows you to more efficiently and quickly charge your EV at home, while managing and monitoring your charging and energy usage. (Bonus: if you have solar, you can power your car with the sun!) 

Enel X Way is one of the leaders in smart EV charging stations providing residential, commercial, and utility solutions. Their smart home EV chargers are regularly top-rated by trusted sites like CNET, Car & Driver, This Old House, and Electrek as well as highly reviewed by users on Amazon. In this article, we’ll focus on the Enel X Way JuiceBox.

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Green Banks

What are green banks?

We continue to get closer to achieving net neutrality thanks to local, state, and federal climate policies and goals. Generous rebate and incentive programs lower the financial burden to develop and implement clean technologies, but oftentimes consumers and green organizations still rely on private loans, investments, and financial backing. However, lending and investing in new technology from a young industry doesn’t come without its perceived risks, so, it can be difficult to obtain funds from traditional lenders to upgrade to green technology. 

This is where green banks can come in – they’re specialized lenders created to address gaps in traditional lending, helping accelerate investments in clean energy. In this article, we explain what green banks are and the benefits of working with them.

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energy news 9/9/22

Energy news: September 9, 2022

Happy September! As we wrap up the end of the summer this week, we’ll discuss two happy stories that are helping to bring more clean, electric energy to the grid – a new bill in California designed to make community solar more accessible and the first vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charger for one of the most popular electric vehicles, the Nissan LEAF.

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lectron v-box home ev charger review

The Lectron V-BOX home EV charger complete review

If you’ve bought an electric vehicle (EV) recently or are considering one, you’re not alone! According to McKinsey, if EV sales continue on their current trajectory, they’re likely to account for over half of U.S. passenger vehicle sales by 2030. Having an EV charger at your home allows you to more efficiently and quickly charge your EV, while managing and monitoring your charging and energy usage. (Bonus: if you have solar, you can power your car with the sun!) 

Lectron is one of the leaders in the home EV charging space with several affordable models of EV chargers that you can install in your home. In this article, we’ll cover the V-BOX 40 and 48 Amp (A) chargers, the newest chargers in Lectron’s lineup. There are other Lectron chargers which we’ll mention briefly as well.

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wallbox pulsar pro home ev charger review

The Wallbox Pulsar Plus home EV charger complete review

If you’ve bought an electric vehicle (EV) recently or are considering one, you’re not alone! U.S. EV sales grew 76% year over year in Q1 2022 to make up 5.2% of automotive sales, according to Kelley Blue Book. Having an EV charger at your home allows you to more efficiently and quickly charge your EV at home, while managing and monitoring your charging and energy usage. (Bonus: if you have solar, you can power your car with the sun!) 

Wallbox is a leader in EV charging, with advanced EV charging and energy management systems for homes and commercial spaces. They’re focused on innovative solutions so you can power your EV chargers with solar systems and manage charging to make it the most effective and economically efficient. In this article, we’ll focus on the Pulsar Plus EV charger, which you can use both at home or on the go. 

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