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Hire a Reliable NC Solar Company

Hire a reliable NC solar company In terms of your decision to install solar panels in your home, you would definitely be looking for a residential solar company. Even though you might be under the impression that this would be something that you would be able to do on your own, it would be a […]

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Generator VS Solar With Battery Back Up?

If you want power when the grid goes down you have the choice of getting a generator or a solar with battery backup system. (Also called an off grid solar system.) An off grid solar system will cost more than a generator but is far superior if correctly designed.

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NC Solar Tax Credit to Expire in 2015

Are you interested in saving money on your electric bills by producing your own clean energy? This can become a reality with an investment in a home solar energy system, and after 2015 its going to cost you 35% more! The NC state tax credit, a whopping 35% of system cost, will be expiring at […]

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Another Home goes Off the Grid!

We recently installed an 8kw ground mount pv system with battery back up for a customer in Johnston County.   Now his refrigerator, well pumps, kitchen, living room and bed room circuits all off the grid.  All other circuits are still powered by the utility however his solar system should net zero or come close to zeroing out his […]

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Customers Need to Beware Solar Scams

Unfortunately there are scammers and charlatans in any industry.  Read my article about things a solar buy needs to beware. However here is a new scam I thought my customers would want to know about. Here is an article about a contractor claiming to be with Solarworld who would take deposits from customers and disappear.  […]

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PV System Options

Dan talks about string inverters microinverters, power optimizers and more.

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See what pollen season does to your solar panels

Pollen Season!  Yep it’s hear again.  That hated time of year for most allergy sufferers like myself.   Of course your solar panels will feel the pain too!  Pollen levels in NC get so high that the whole world is covered in a layer of yellow dust for a while.   At this time of year you […]

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Installation video of the PV quick mount flashing

Installation of the PV quickmount flashing.

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Want to take your home off grid?

The Sunny Island is a great product for grid tied battery back up.

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Solar Owners Fear Squirrel Apocolypse!

Pictures and an account of how squirrels can damage PV arrays.

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