If you’ve been shopping around for a solar panel system, you’ve probably heard at least one company advertise ‘free solar panels,’ implying that they’ll install a solar energy system on your roof for free. But, much as with anything, remember that there’s no such thing as a free lunch – and there’s no such thing as free solar panels.Continue reading
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Tesla solar panels: the complete review
Tesla entered the solar industry in 2016 when the Elon Musk-led company acquired SolarCity and began offering home battery storage and solar installations. Making the jump from electric vehicle manufacturer to a broad clean energy solutions provider, Tesla continues helping homeowners achieve energy independence. In addition to their popular Solar Roof, which replaces traditional roofing materials with small photovoltaic solar shingles, Tesla also offers traditional solar panels. In this review, we’ll dive into the specifics of Tesla’s solar offerings and what it looks like to go solar with Tesla.
When evaluating your solar panel options, it’s essential to compare what’s available so you can be confident in your solar investment. Let’s look at Tesla’s solar panel technology and how it compares to other leading solar panel brands available today.Continue reading
SolarCity/Tesla: what’s the latest with the merger? Status of the SolarCity brand and company
Elon Musk and his companies have been in the news a lot lately, and for good reason. Musk is constantly pushing the technology envelope, from space exploration to electric vehicles to solar technology. Since Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity, there have been many changes to what used to be the leading solar installer in the U.S. In this article, we’ll cover the history of the SolarCity/Tesla merger.Continue reading
How to make money with SolarCity Ambassador and other rewards programs
Solar adoption is skyrocketing in the United States. Partly responsible for this surging uptake is one of the oldest industry drivers: word of mouth marketing. The SolarCity Ambassador Program, EnergySage Rewards Program, and others are a big part of this growth.Continue reading
Compare the top solar lease companies: Sunrun vs SolarCity, Vivint, SunPower & Clean Power Finance
Who are the top solar leasing companies in the country, and how do they differ in structure and business model? This article aims to answer these questions, examining some of the biggest solar lease providers in the US – SolarCity, Vivint Solar, Sunrun, SunPower and Clean Power Finance.Continue reading
The best of EnergySage in 2018
2018 was a year of ups and downs for the solar industry. From the impact of the Trump Administration’s tariff on imported solar panels to the new technologies unveiled at Solar Power International, and from the emergence of home battery energy storage technologies to changes in solar programs in Massachusetts, New York, Illinois and beyond, EnergySage has been with you every step of the way.Continue reading
The Tesla roof: when will it be available and should you wait for it?
For those asking themselves, “should I wait for the Tesla solar roof?”, you are not alone. Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, has a well-earned reputation for creating innovative 21st-century products that combine attractive designs with exceptional performance – and generate high levels of consumer interest as a result. The latest Musk technology to make a splash is the Tesla solar roof, which he revealed to great fanfare in October 2016. Here’s everything you should consider before making your decision, including what Tesla roof rivals you should consider.Continue reading
Solar power companies in the U.S.: which should you choose?
One of the most important decisions you make when installing solar is which company will provide and install your panels. There are a few large solar players who are always mentioned in conversations about solar panel companies and your options for installation. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of these big players and if you should consider working with them for your home solar project.Continue reading