Taxpayers can claim a 30 percent federal tax credit on the qualified expenditures for a solar power system, whether it is a photovoltaic or a solar water heating system. The credit has been extended until  December 31st, 2021, but it will be reduced to 26 percent in 2020, and 22 percent in 2021. Qualified expenditures…(Read More)

Did you know that more solar energy reaches the earth in one hour than is used by the entire world in one year? Harnessing this energy has been a focus of research for many years. Today we can find the benefits of this research in many systems, ranging from photovoltaic solar systems to solar water…(Read More)

Photovoltaic (PV) systems use solar modules, also known as panels, to turn the sun’s energy into electricity. A single PV cell typically produces 1 or 2 watts of power by itself. PV cells are connected together in chains to boost their power output. These chains of cells are called modules or panels. When several…(Read More)

Adding insulation to your home can be a great way to save hundreds of dollars a year on your utility bill. However, there are several types of insulation, and many things to take into consideration. Some are more effective than others, some can easily be DIY projects, while others require hiring a professional. What type…(Read More)

One of the first considerations when thinking about going solar is the cost. This leads to many other issues such as monthly savings and your return on investment. It all depends on the type of system you need for your home. Residential solar systems can range in output from 3kW to 8kW and the price…(Read More)

Insulating your attic can significantly reduce your utility bill. Without insulation, you can lose up to 45% of your air conditioner’s energy through the roof during the summer. Imagine what that does to your electric bill! Keeping your home at a comfortable temperature is not the only benefit to come out of having good…(Read More)

During the summer, the roof heats up by the sun’s radiant energy. Heat then travels through the roofing material through conduction to the attic side of the roof. The hot roof materials radiate this heat to the cooler attic surfaces, such as the floor or air ducts, which can heat up your living space…(Read More)

Many homeowners, particularly in the Southern states, are saving money on their utility bill by installing a radiant barrier in their attic. A radiant barrier is a thin layer of highly reflective material which is placed in an air space between a heat radiating surface and a heat absorbing surface.  For example, the barrier is…(Read More)

Upgrading to energy efficient windows is the best way to reduce heat gain and heat loss through your windows. However, sometimes investing in good energy efficient windows isn’t an option. Or maybe you have energy efficient windows but want to increase your window efficiency even more. How can you achieve that? When you raise…(Read More)

Window insulation can be approached in two ways: through the windows themselves and through window coverings. In this short guide, we’re going to offer an introduction to both of these methods and help you get a foundational knowledge of window insulation. Insulated windows are a powerful asset for every home, being useful in both…(Read More)

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