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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

Can I put solar on my garage?

If it is an attached garage then most definitely. And if it is a detached garage the answer is still yes, the only question is how far away from the homes meter or main circuit breaker panel is the structure. The only limiting factors is the ability to run an underground conduit with wires to [...]

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

Does my house need to face a certain way for solar panels to be beneficial? / What direction is the best facing for solar panels?

Any structure has a roof that can be made to work with a solar Photovoltaic system. South is always best but east and west work fine. It is just the north face we do not use without adjusting the angle to the sun. Since Colorado is in the northern hemisphere and not at the equator, [...]

By |2020-11-30T11:31:27-07:00April 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can a solar system power my Electric car?

EV owners, Congratulations, you have purchased the most amazing type of automobile on the market today! I know… as I have been an electric vehicle (EV) owner since 2011 and absolutely love my electric car! Now it is time to go to the next level and power your car from the sun’s photons. While your [...]

By |2020-10-28T16:15:45-06:00April 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Does the Efficiency of a solar panel matter?

The simple answer is not really. All a customer really should care about is can enough solar panels be placed own the roof to power the home completely for the entire year and does the panel manufacture have an industry standard warranty. If the less expensive, lower efficiency panels can not produce all the power [...]

By |2020-10-28T16:16:32-06:00April 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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