Solar & Energy Efficiency Basics

How Solar Works

Solar energy power from the sun is a vast and inexhaustible resource. Once a system is in place all it needs is the sun to shine in order to convert it into useful energy, the fuel is free and will never be subject to the ups and downs of energy markets.

Available Rebates

Solar energy rebates and tax credits are available in the United States. Find out which rebates and tax incentives are being offered for your solar power system.

Solar FAQs

Whether it’s used to heat your home or provide your electricity, there’s a lot of questions about solar. Here are some of the more common questions that most of us have when considering any Solar PV System.

Lower Your Bills

When you begin to generate your own solar power, your utility bill will drop significantly. How much you can save will depend on the size of your solar system and your family’s electricity usage. When your solar system generates more electricity than your home can immediately use, your excess power flows back to the utility grid and your meter literally spins backward! Most utility companies will pay or credit you for this electricity.

The Energy Efficient Home

Energy efficiency is about using less energy to power your current lifestyle. It is not about changing your habits, but about making your homework smarter for you and your family. Before you install any type of solar thermal (e.g., solar water heating) or solar electric (e.g., photovoltaics), make sure that the building you’re installing it on is as efficient as possible.

About the author
Alan Morgan

Alan is a solar and sustainable energy advocate. He has served the renewables industry for over 5 years for companies such as Solar City and Tesla and now acts as the Director of Business and Market Development for Solar Smart Living.