Archive for May 2014

Going Solar Mistake #7 – Putting a Green roof on a Brown House

Failure to maximize your home’s energy efficiency prior to installing solar can end up costing you much more in the long run. If your home is an energy-guzzler, you will require more panels and spend more money in order to produce enough energy to cover both your use and your waste.  Energy saving changes such as installing…

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Going Solar Mistake #6 – Reading Your Bill Incorrectly

Many people who go solar assume they will no longer have an electric bill. Look at your current electric bill carefully and note that you are billed for energy charges and NON-energy charges. They are clearly listed together. Reading your electric bill after going solar is different. After going solar your energy charges are cumulative…

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Going Solar Mistake #5 – Skimming Over Your Contract

As you obtain quotes from different companies, you will most likely speak to sales people on many occasions in person, on the phone and via email. It’s hard to keep track of each detail so it is imperative to carefully review your quote and especially your contract before signing and submitting. Remember that the contract…

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Going Solar Mistake #4 – Signing up with a Marketing Company

These days, it’s really hard to determine who is behind the company logo. Even large, brand name companies may only be a marketing division who then sends a different sub-contractor to install your solar. Have you seen the solar door-knockers canvassing neighborhoods or have you been victim to solar telemarketers? Many of these “companies” don’t…

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