Solar Learning Center

Where do I find my kilowatt usage?

When considering a new solar system, it behooves you to locate your kilowatt usage. Many people “guestimate” their average electric bill. Any solar company can give you a quote to offset an average electric bill. But, think about it. Solar is a major investment in your home and finances. It has the power to secure…

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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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Never Sign a 2-Page Solar Contract!

The one-call closer sales person will often draw up a one to two page contract right in front of you. It’s more of an order form than a home improvement contract. This should send off alarm bells, but every week dozens of customers are wasting thousands of dollars making this mistake. Your contract should be…

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Don't Fall for the One-Call Close

Going solar is a big decision. Make sure to do your research ahead of time to avoid costly mistakes. The number one mistake you can make when going solar is falling for the one-call-close. Under no circumstances should you purchase a solar electric system for your home after talking to one sales person. Going solar…

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Residential Solar Billing (Net-Metering) Explained

One of the most common questions about going solar is “How will I be billed by the electric company?” When you agree to feed electricity from solar power onto the grid and pull electricity off the grid (aka net-metering), your new electric bill will be different. You will still pay a few dollars each month…

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Will my solar system work during a power outage?

One of our most commonly asked questions is: When the power goes out, will my solar system still produce energy? This is not an unreasonable assumption and it would ease many homeowner’s minds to be immune from power outages, not to mention protection from the grid going down during a natural disaster. We have to…

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Compound Solar Savings by using LED Light Bulbs

At Triple Line Solar, we recently hosted an Energy and Water Savings Class at our Solar Learning Center. One of our most popular topics was the LED light savings demonstration. Since many of our customers have offset 80-95% of our energy usage, we love finding ways to shave off additional energy usage. For an average…

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