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Ways to Save Energy and Money This Summer

Ways to Save Energy and Money This Summer With summer only a few weeks away, it’s time to break out the environmentally friendly sunscreen, bathing suits and beach towels. It’s also the perfect opportunity to take a closer look at your energy bills. We all know warmer...

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How is Solar Energy Made into Electricity?

How is Solar Energy Made into Electricity? Solar energy is booming across the United States and all around the world. In fact, a recent study released by the Environment America Research and Policy Center found that solar power more than doubled in most major U.S....

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What is Alternative Energy?

What is Alternative Energy? Alternative energy has often been a subject of debate, especially with global temperatures rising year over year. It’s evident that humans have caused serious damage to the Earth’s atmosphere with the release of greenhouse gases — which...

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What is Global Warming? And Why it Matters?

What is Global Warming? And Why it Matters? The planet is heating up – and fast! With glaciers melting, sea levels rising, and water forests dying, it is becoming evident that humans have caused real damage to the Earth’s atmosphere by releasing greenhouse gases,...

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Nerdy Talk Episode 1: How Solar Works

Nerdy Talk Episode 1: How Solar Works The power of the sun is what makes life on Earth possible. Efforts to harness solar energy in concentrated form have long been a long pursuit for mankind. In fact, solar technology has existed since the 19th century, and it is no...

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10 Awesome Solar Energy Facts You Should Know

10 Awesome Solar Energy Facts You Should KnowSolar energy is energy that radiates from the sun. The sun has produced this energy for over four and a half billion years. It is one of — if not THE — most important source of energy for all living organisms. Additionally,...

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10 Simple Energy Saving Tips for Summer 2018

10 Simple Energy Saving Tips for Summer 2018The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and Momentum Solar customers are enjoying even more energy savings due to longer, sunnier days. You know what that means: it must be summer! You already have good habits that...

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5 Financial Benefits of Solar Panels

5 Financial Benefits of Solar Panels Using solar energy to power your home is about as green as you can get. The benefits to the Earth are well known, but installing solar panels don’t just better the environment. They also provide significant financial perks for...

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5 Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy

5 Environmental Benefits of Solar EnergyWhether you’re a homeowner or commercial business owner, solar energy is a sustainable, clean, and affordable way to generate electricity. While it provides substantial financial benefits — like electricity savings and increased...

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Is Going Solar Right For You?

Is Going Solar Right For You? There are now over 1.6 million completed solar installations in the US — a number that is expected to more than double over the next 5 years. Residential solar is an alternative energy option that is more widely accessible than ever...

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Top 8 Solar Myths – Busted

Top 8 Solar Myths – Busted Myth: Solar energy isn’t efficient enough for your home’s electricity needs Average solar panels operate between 14-16% efficiency, while some of the higher efficiency panels operate up to 22.5%. This doesn’t seem like a lot, but when you...

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Best Time to Go Solar

Best Time to Go SolarIs There a “Best Time” to Go Solar? Summer months have always been considered optimal for solar “output” or, how much electricity your solar system is producing versus what you’re using from the grid. The main reason for this is the fact that...

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The Future of Energy Is Bright

The Future of Energy Is BrightTechnologies That Were Doubted – And Now We Can’t Function Without Them 1876: “This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication.” — William Orton, President of Western Union. 1889: “Fooling...

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Upgrade Your Home With Solar Panels

Upgrade Your Home With Solar Panels When a homeowner considers installing solar panels on his/her roof, it’s more than just committing to a cleaner, more affordable power source. It’s what we consider an upgrade to the home’s appearance. Solar panels of old were...

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How Solar Actually Works

How Solar Actually Works “Solar energy—power from the sun—is a vast, inexhaustible, and clean resource” You’ve probably started noticing more and more homes with solar panels on the roof. You may have even heard your friends, family and neighbors talk about their...

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Solar Is Phasing out Power Plants – Here’s Why

Solar Is Phasing out Power Plants – Here’s WhyA common misconception about renewable energy is that it’s not affordable. Cost savings is high up on the priority list for the average consumer — especially if it results in a financial agreement. While recognizing the...

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Solar is Good For Business – Here’s Why

Solar is Good For Business - Here's WhySolar installations have soared in recent years, with large businesses leading the way. As of 2016, some of the top corporate businesses have installed over 1 GW of solar which generates enough electricity to power 193,000 homes....

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California: The Pioneer of Solar Energy in America

California: The Pioneer of Solar Energy in America California has a lot of “firsts” for solar energy in America, aside from continually being the top state for total solar PV capacity. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Golden State is leading the market and has...

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Solar Is Now the Cheapest Form of Electricity

Solar Is Now the Cheapest Form of Electricity New year, better energy: According to multiple news reports from data collected over the previous year, solar power is officially the cheapest form of electricity worldwide, which is great news for the environment today...

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