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EV charging cost

How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle? EV vs. gas fuel comparison

If you’re considering purchasing an electric vehicle (EV), one thing you’ll want to know is how much you’ll pay to charge it. While you likely have experience with filling up a gas tank, charging an EV battery is a bit different. In this article, we’ll explain how much you should expect to pay to charge your EV and how this compares to similar internal combustion engine (ICE) — AKA gas-powered — vehicles. We’ll also walk you through some of the significant factors that will impact the cost of charging your EV. (Spoiler alert: the best way to lower the cost is to go solar!)

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Solar fees

Understanding solar loan fees

If you’re looking to finance solar panels for your home, there are a few things you’ll need to be aware of to select the best option for you. A typical 10-kilowatt solar installation can cost anywhere from $20,500 to $25,800 and financing options are widely available. Several factors may impact the cost of your solar loan, including your credit score and current debt-to-income ratio (DTI), the loan’s interest rate, and any solar loan fees.  

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most popular EVs 2023

Most popular EVs of 2023

With more electric vehicles hitting the market, it might be hard to decide which one’s right for you, but we’re here to help! According to Kelley Blue Book, electric vehicle (EV) sales are increasing rapidly: they jumped 65 percent year-over-year to over 800,000 EVs sold in 2022. When it comes to choosing an EV, the options keep expanding. We cover some of the best-selling EVs, what’s coming in 2023, and other factors to consider when going electric.

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history of evs

The history of electric vehicles: from then to now 

Electric vehicles (EVs) are no new discovery: in fact, the technology for these cars has been around for over 100 years! Early discoveries such as the battery and the electric motor eventually culminated in the creation of the EV, making it the vehicle of choice in the early 1900s. In fact, the technology for these cars existed before the gasoline powered vehicles we see flooding roads today. So, when and why did their popularity decline? And why are EVs suddenly so popular again?

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community solar developers

Community solar developers: what you need to know

If you’re hoping to reap some of the benefits of going solar without physically installing panels on your property, community solar might be the right choice for you. Community solar projects are large, central power plants whose electricity is shared by multiple properties – but who exactly develops these projects and how are they developed? In this article, we’ll explain what you need to know about community solar developers. 

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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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Consumer protection

Protecting your solar investment: what to know about consumer protections

If you’re considering solar panels for your home, there are a few things you’ll need to be aware of to select the best option for you. While installing solar panels can put money back in your pocket in a few different ways (such as reducing or eliminating your electricity bills, providing you with incentives, and getting you credits through net metering), they are no doubt an expensive purchase so you’ll want to make sure you’re confident and feel secure in protecting your investment. Just like many other big ticket items, there are consumer protections you should know about for solar, as well as other ways you can be an informed buyer when choosing your installer, equipment, and financing.

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good fit for solar

Is your home a good fit for solar? Why community solar could work for you

Home solar power is more popular than ever in the United States. It’s no wonder homeowners love being powered by the sun: when you install a solar system, you can save money on your electricity bills, increase your property value, and do your part to protect the environment. If you’re starting to think about going solar, knowing that your home and solar are a good match makes the shopping process even easier (and helps protect you from some unexpected cost increases after a site visit).

However, there are instances in which your house isn’t a good fit for solar – in this article, we’ll explain how you can decide if you’re a good fit and why we think community solar is the best alternative if not. 

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