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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Want to take your home off grid?

Can you actually take your home off the grid?  This seems to be the holy grail of solar fans everywhere.  The answer is yes, but it’s easier said than done.  (See my previous post about off-grid systems for some background). If you have utility power and want to have off-grid capacity in case of a […]

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Solar Owners Fear Squirrel Apocolypse!

Yes, I said squirrel apocalypse! These furry monsters can be harbingers of destruction to your solar array.This past spring we’ve had three calls from customers whose solar arrays were not working properly.In all three cases a service call quickly determined that squirrels had made a nest under the array and chewed through the pv wire.Why they […]

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Taking your Well Pump Off Grid is a Viable Solar Option!

Let’s say the grid goes down for an extended period of time. The first day or two isn’t so bad.But now you are in survival mode.You may have a grill, propane, or wood for a fire.So you have heat and can cook.But how long will you last without water?Where will you get it once what […]

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Solar Buyers Beware! Three stories from the front lines. Don’t let this be you!

I think we as Americans in general have all heard the saying, “Buyer beware!”  For a solar customer this is no exception.  In my years in the industry I have for the most part met fellow industry workers whom I can only describe as very kind, passionate, responsible colleagues.  From what I’ve seen, the majority understand […]

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