Saving Money by Switching to Solar

As the cost of switching to solar power continues to decrease with the advances being made in the industry, solar panels are becoming a more viable option for homeowners and business owners seeking relief from their utility bills. Gone are the days when solar only...

How solar panels are made

The history of solar power, its discovery, and ultimate rise as a powerhouse in the energy industry can be traced back to the 1800s, when scientists Willoughby Smith, William Grylls Adams, and Richard Evans Day discovered the potential selenium had in generating...

Solar Savings At Tax Time

If you installed solar panels for the altruistic reason of benefiting the environment, that good will is about to pay off! Tax season is officially here, and for newly solar-powered homes, a federal tax credit could be the ticket for big savings. Not only do solar...

How Many Solar Panels Do I Need?

Solar panels can help a household save money on electricity and increase a home’s value. But the right number of solar panels is required to achieve the maximum economic benefit. Here’s how to calculate the number of panels you’ll need: How much sun exposure does your...

The Ins and Outs of Recycling

According to the NLWA, up to 70% of our waste can be recycled or reused in some capacity, including things you wouldn’t expect, like furniture and electronics. When it comes to going green, there are a lot of ways to start. Here are some of the easiest and most...

Staying Warm without Turning the Heat Up

The price of staying warm in the winter can be high, and this year might be particularly bad. With energy costs on the rise, heating your home will cost 8 percent to 17 percent more than last year, according to Newsweek. But here are some ideas you can use from The...