Palmetto Clean Energy News & Solar Energy Blog

5 Commonly Asked Solar Energy Questions

The number of households making the switch to solar has skyrocketed this year, and it only makes sense when you consider the facts. Installing solar panels on your home cuts power costs and saves you money! Nonetheless, many people still have questions concerning solar energy and using it to power their homes. We want to ensure that we answer all your solar questions so you can go solar with confidence.

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Six Reasons Why You Should Go Solar

No matter the season, you can walk outside on a sunny day and get a pink glow tipping your nose and cheeks from the sun’s powerful rays. Although thousands of miles away, this bright star has more impact on the world’s function than hundreds of natural resources right here on Planet Earth. So why not harness some of that power to use for your everyday needs? You can, and here’s 6 reasons why going solar is actually important.

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Solar 101 - Net Metering

Solar energy opens a world of fresh air and clean resources. It helps support and sustain the environment, and it gives people amazing control over their electricity bills. Even better, people in many states can further the benefits they get from solar by using net metering. Essentially, it’s a backup for solar electricity that gives more people the freedom of going solar.    

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5 Reasons Why Solar is not a Do It Yourself Project

Who doesn’t adore the idea of a zeroed out energy bill? Trust us: everyone does. As more and more economic-minded people discover the power of solar energy, and what that power means for their budget, they leap right into the sunny throes of solar panels. After all, those brilliant, warm rays could illuminate their way to thousands in savings. Unfortunately, these excited thrifters often lead themselves right to DIY solar, but the handyman route is not necessarily the best option.

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The Changing Face of Solar Homeowners

One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding solar energy is the belief that solar PV panels are only for the rich and wealthy. This was true ten years ago when early solar power systems were quite expensive due to the high cost to manufacture and install. As a result, early solar homeowners who installed solar panels were green-minded and had higher incomes to afford the costly solar systems.

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Is Solar Energy Right for You?

The benefits of installing a solar power system are numerous. Installing home solar panels cut your monthly electricity bill, put money back in your wallet and add equity to your home. However, it is important to find out if rooftop solar panels are right for your home. Below are four questions to ask yourself before you make the switch to solar.

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Palmetto Clean Technology named Inc.'s 5000 fastest-growing companies.

CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 21, 2017 — Inc. magazine today recognized Palmetto Clean Technology, Inc, headquartered in Charleston, on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses.

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Living in a Solar-Powered World

Even if you haven’t switched to solar yet, you probably know that it can be used to power homes and commercial buildings. But did you know you could use this sustainable resource in many other ways too? Without even realizing it, you have been living in an increasingly solar-powered world.

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Lego Built Its Way to 100 % Renewable Energy

Lately, it seems that several big companies have been showing the world how to conquer renewable energy goals. For that matter, the goals they’ve been aiming for have not been small feats, either; but companies like Google, Asics, and Salesforce have risen to the challenge. Recently, the toy company Lego reached an important marker for sustainability—several years before its promised date too!

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The Right Focus for Climate Change

So much of the time, we hear about the global crisis of climate change. We understand that the world at large needs to learn conservation and improve sustainability. It needs to eliminate pollution-producing factories and promote clean transportation as much as possible. This wide focus can prove overwhelming, giving little guidance to local areas about where to start. In reality, we should be zoning in our global efforts to the cities harming our environment the most.

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Energy Efficiency Importance

Stripped down to its essentials, energy efficiency importance simply means getting the most out of every ounce of energy allotted to you. It melds minimalism and conservation into one happy approach and gives a channel to practice these ideas. Without a doubt, this bare-boned lifestyle turns into quite a profitable benefit for every person who takes hold of it. But it also comes with much more than the bare essentials. You get the whole package, layered in meaning and service beyond your interests, and that package is something you can embrace with all your heart.

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It’s Raining Solar Energy

If you have lived anywhere up and down the east coast of our beautiful United States, you’ve likely encountered the usual summer sprinkle. Actually, it’s more of a summer deluge that threatens to sweep away the very ground underneath your feet. While you’re busy trying to keep your life possessions from floating away, you might also think back to those solar panels you have sitting on your roof. How will this summer downpour affect your solar panel efficiency?

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