Author Archives: Emily Walker

About Emily Walker

Emily is a Content Marketer at EnergySage, where she's an expert in making energy fun and easy to learn about! She has a background in environmental consulting and has degrees in Environmental Science and Biology from Colby College. Outside of work, Emily is pursuing a Master of Science from Johns Hopkins University in Environmental Science and Policy. She also loves hiking, tending to her collection of houseplants, and trying out new restaurants and breweries whenever possible.

Energy news 6/17/22

Energy news: June 17, 2022

If you’re an avid reader of our biweekly solar news roundups, you may have noticed that it looks a bit different this week. Because we cover a wide variety of topics across the energy industry, we decided to better reflect this in our news roundups – so you can now look forward to the biweekly energy news roundup going forward. 

This week, we discuss the Biden administration’s two-year freeze on solar tariffs and an exciting milestone in the U.S. energy storage industry.

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Q&A with Sunstone Credit

Q&A with Sunstone Credit

When homeowners go solar, there are a few different ways to finance your project: you can pay with cash, take out a loan, or choose to lease your system. When businesses or nonprofits go solar, cash often isn’t an option given the size of the investment, so having an attractive range of financing options becomes even more important. And often, the only businesses that can access financing are larger organizations, leaving small-to-midsize businesses struggling to find a reasonable solar financing solution. Sunstone Credit has solved that gap by, in their own words, providing “flexible financing solutions for businesses of all sizes,” making it easier for your business–or nonprofit!–to install a solar system. We sat down with Sunstone Credit to learn more about their background, offerings, and advice for businesses looking to go solar. 

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solaredge warranty vs enphase warranty

SolarEdge vs. Enphase: comparing warranties for leading inverter manufacturers

If you want to make sure your solar panel system is operating as efficiently as possible, you are probably considering either power optimizers or microinverters (collectively known as “module level power electronics,” or MLPEs). In the United States, SolarEdge is the leading power optimizer manufacturer, while Enphase leads the pack for microinverters.

Deciding which inverter to choose can be difficult, and product warranties make a difference. In this article, we’ll compare SolarEdge’s warranty offerings with Enphase’s warranties.

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power outage cost

How much do power outages cost?

Experiencing a power outage is quite a nuisance. Power outages can be challenging to deal with, from disrupting your daily life to endangering your well-being – especially if they happen often. Notably, they can also cost you money, sometimes a great deal if they end up causing significant property damage. In this article, we’ll explain what you need to know about power outages, how much they could be costing you, and ways to protect yourself against them. 

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most popular systems energysage

The most popular solar systems on EnergySage in 2022

Before going solar, one of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make is which equipment to install. But there are many different solar panels, inverters, and batteries (if you’re looking to install solar-plus-storage) products to choose from – so where’s the best place to start? In this article, we’ll explore the most popular solar system setups on the EnergySage Marketplace. If you want to learn more about the most popular equipment generally, check out our articles about the most popular solar panels, inverters, and batteries.

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Comparing solar warranties

How to compare solar panel warranties in 2022

If you think comparing solar panel warranties is confusing, you’re certainly not alone. Even if you take the time to sift through pages of dense documentation, understanding the differences in warranties across the various manufacturers can feel like comparing apples to oranges! We sat down with some of the top solar panel companies to better understand their individual warranties, and to get a feel for the key warranty factors to be on the look out for. To help you compare different company’s warranties, we developed a scoring system that allows you to compare different options head to head. In this article, we’ll explain our scoring system and break down how each of the companies stack up against one another.

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hawaii clean energy transition

What to know about Hawaii’s clean energy transition

If you’ve ever lived in or visited Hawaii, you know it’s a special place. One of the most biologically diverse areas in the world, with a number of endemic species, Hawaii is a key place that needs to be preserved. But, just like everywhere in the world, Hawaii’s ecosystems face significant risks due to the Earth’s warming climate.

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most popular batteries

The most popular batteries on EnergySage in 2022

Before installing energy storage at your home, one of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make is which equipment to install. But there are many different battery products to choose from – so where’s the best place to start? In this article, we’ll explore the most popular batteries on the EnergySage Marketplace. If you’re curious to learn about other equipment that’s popular on EnergySage, check out this article about the most popular solar panels or this one about the most popular inverters

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