Solar Blogs

Cold Weather & Solar

Winter is coming… and now it’s too late to start thinking about a solar install. Or is it? A common misconception is that solar panels do not perform well in the cold weather or that they stop working all together. Solar panels do not stop working in the cold, in fact, solar panels are more […]

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Rain & Solar, How it works

It’s springtime! This season the midwest will have longer days, warmer weather,…. and rain. We get the question quite often during our Free Energy Consultation: “Do solar panels work on a rainy day?” The answer is, “Yes!” Solar panels will still work even when the light is reflected or partially blocked by clouds. Now, we […]

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How Solar Power Works

We know Going Solar is a great idea to help the environment and your wallet but does everyone know exactly how solar power works? Solar Panels: Solar panels absorb energy from the sun and converts it into DC (Direct Current) electricity. Inverter: Since your home is not run on DC electricity, the inverter converts the […]

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Save on Solar: Rebates & Other Ways to Save

SOLAR REBATES Solar rebates have been around for awhile in Missouri but they are going away very soon. Liberty Utilities (Empire District) is currently offering a $.25/watt rebate that won't last past 2019. An average home may need a 10 kilowatt system...that's $2500 rebate right from the start of owning solar. When you combine that […]

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Federal Solar Tax Credit

The Federal Solar Tax Credit, also known as the investment tax credit (ITC), allows you to deduct 30 percent of the cost of installing a solar energy system from your federal taxes. This tax credit for going solar is available to residential solar and commercial solar. There is no limit on the deduction so the […]

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Make Your Home Energy Efficient

Making you home as energy efficient as possible is a big part of the battle against the high costs of your energy bill. Below is a list of things actions that can be done to help improve your home’s efficiency and reduce (or eliminate) your energy bill. Replace Incandescent & CFL Bulbs The old style […]

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