Patio covers and gazebos can make your outdoor space more comfortable and functional. New products on the market can take them a step further by turning your patio cover or gazebo into a mini power plant with the addition of solar panels. If you’re considering making the upgrade to build some sort of solar lounge, you may want to look into a solar patio cover or gazebo.
As solar has entered the mainstream in the past decade, corporations and institutions with massive energy bills have started to realize how much money they can save by switching to solar power. There’s already a strong case for residential rooftop solar, but you can make an even more convincing argument for solar in the commercial sector where prices are lower and overall savings can be dramatic. In this article, we’ll focus on schools and universities, explain why many educational institutions across the country are installing solar, how much solar costs for schools and detail how the process works.
The financial and environmental benefits of solar are greater than ever, and companies looking to benefit can now install a solar canopy over their parking lots to share in the savings. Businesses across the country are building solar parking lots that provide shade for cars while simultaneously generating renewable energy – and they’re saving thousands of dollars on electricity bills in the process.
Solar loans are bridging the gap between purchasing your solar panel system with cash and using a lease or PPA. Like a purchase, a solar loan allows you to own your system and reap the many financial benefits tied to ownership. Like a lease or PPA, it will allow you to go solar with no money down. Today, a host of banks, credit unions and specialty finance companies have emerged presenting a wide range of solar loans. Continue reading →
Sustainability is becoming more and more important, not just to organizations whose missions are focused on it, but also to corporations, non-profits, cities and towns that increasingly feel a social responsibility to embrace it in their own operations.
All of this is great news, but what’s even better news is that sustainability isn’t just part of how they operate; it’s becoming part of their culture. More and more organizations are looking beyond their own operations to offer their employees, residents, ratepayers or members turn-key solutions for adopting sustainable practices in their homes or businesses.
This includes helping them to adopt solar panel systems and other clean and high efficiency energy systems. And, as always, EnergySage is there to help make shopping for solar photovoltaic systems as easy as possible. Continue reading →
Nothing has done more to empower consumers than the internet. It’s dramatically changed the way we shop by giving us access to more information and more options.
Today, consumers use websites such as Amazon and Expedia that make it easy to get the information needed to comparison shop for almost anything, ensuring that they always get the best deal for the best quality products.
To effectively shop for solar panel systems, consumers should apply the same principles. To get the solar PV system, price and financing option that perfectly suits your needs, EnergySage recommends securing multiple quotes from a range of installers.
Even if you’ve already gotten a quote, you still should get some additional quotes so that you will have multiple options from which to choose. Having more options will allow you to base your purchase decision on the criteria that matter most to you. Additionally, more quotes also means more competition which is always better for consumers. Continue reading →
Who hasn’t been at a wedding where no one is dancing and then suddenly, because one brave soul got up and got out on the dance floor, an entire party erupted? There’s a lot of truth to the age old adage that it only takes one person to get the ball rolling. Continue reading →