You’ve got a few hundred bucks, a budding solar business, and you want to build a website. Where do you start? It’s a question we hear from a lot of channel partners looking to create a digital space to drive (and capture) potential customers. A simple Google search will show you there are hundreds of thousands of articles on how to build a website—but we couldn’t find one that taught solar businesses where to start. Let’s get started.Read More
You’re ready to go out and make some solar sales. You’ve got your sneakers on, your polo pressed, and a great attitude. What else do you need to do before going to knock on doors? We’ve got 8 tips to get you started—including research to do the night before.Read More
You might not have noticed this, with all the pitchforks out for SCANA in South Carolina, but the U.S. Department of Energy is making the same mistake that South Carolina lawmakers made 10 years ago. Currently, it’s actively trying to bail out old, legacy, nuclear plants at the expense of cleaner, more efficient renewable energy at an estimated $10 billion cost to the American taxpayer.Read More
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.Read More
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 through net metering. Not only are you making your own power with help from the sun, you're getting credited for power you make that returns to the grid.
Last week, the International Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. came out with recommendations to impose new tariffs on imported solar modules. These tariffs could increase the price of solar panels by up to 35%, while also limiting the number of panels that can be imported into the US. President Trump has the ability to override these recommendations and not impose these penalties. Here's what he should take into account:Read More
Jacob Wilmoth, mechanical and aerospace engineering senior, bought two solar panels and a battery this past summer. “I wanted to play around with solar panels and batteries, so I started off with a solar panel kit off of Amazon,” Wilmoth said.Read More
As President Donald Trump stands his ground on fossil fuels and works to roll back America’s climate and clean energy policies, cities around the country are committing to renewable energy ― and a handful already get all their power from sources such as wind and solar.