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Understanding your Xcel Bill

Xcel makes it very confusing to understand the electric bill once you install a Photovoltaic system, so you are not alone in feeling baffled by how it is represented. Let me trying to help put the pieces together, and explain how they do the billing. Xcel’s labeling is a misnomer so lets decode that first:“Total [...]

By |2020-11-30T11:31:27-07:00July 6th, 2020|Information|0 Comments

What is the difference between a kilowatt and a kilowatt-hour?

The difference between a kilowatt (kW) and kilowatt-hour (kWh) is the most misunderstood topic of understanding electricity and how we measure power and consumption/production. Both concepts are referenced when talking about a photovoltaic solar system and important to understand before buying a solar PV system. kW measure power, it represents the actual electrical size of [...]

By |2020-10-28T16:15:44-06:00May 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Which solar panels are the best?

To decode which of the hundreds of solar panel manufactures is the best a few questions must first be answered about what one is trying to achieve. The simple answer is that the best warranty, the highest efficiency, and best performing solar PV panel is unquestionably the best. But not everyone may need the best. [...]

By |2021-04-15T04:01:18-06:00April 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Should I buy American made solar panels?

Buying American made solar PV panels vs. foreign panels is a matter of how price sensitive one is. Solar panels like all consumer goods come in a varying degree of quality, efficiency, warranties, and manufacture stability. Like automobiles, today many components come from countries all over the world so knowing only where something was assembled [...]

By |2020-11-30T11:31:27-07:00April 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Will solar power still work if the grid power goes out?

When the grid power goes off most solar photovoltaic system will shut down automatically also. This is a built in safety feature to protect power company linemen working on the wires from being electrocuted by solar photovoltaic back flowing to the grid and electrifying power lines they assumed were turned off. However, if maintaining the [...]

By |2020-10-28T16:15:45-06:00April 20th, 2020|Information|0 Comments
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