Month: March 2016

Why go solar with an online solar marketplace?

Where to start?  You might be wondering where to start if you want to make the decision to go solar. A while ago, this process was a bit complicated, because if you wanted to do your research, information about solar was fragmented and it might have proven it hard because of inadequate information. However, today with the worldwide web, it is possible to conduct research about solar and especially with…

Going solar and online solar marketplaces

Opportunity and challenge in the Solar Industry by 2020 The GTM research estimates that cumulative global market for solar PV is expected to reach almost 700 gigawatts by 2020. It is envisioned that solar development will grow applying a market-based approach while the current subsidy model will be less dominant as future solar PV growth is likely to be almost entirely market-based by 2020. There will be both challenges and opportunities that will result with this significant growth. One of the main challenge include the use of the grid…

Steps for determining the cost of going solar.

How to determine the cost of solar  Are your solar panels worth it? Find out the three (3) things you may need to consider to know the worth of your solar panels:   a) How much energy your home or business requires. The more energy you require the more solar panels you need and the higher the cost of installation. Nowadays the advantage many homeowners or businesses have is that the cost of the solar panels used has been dropping every year, for instance the average solar panel cost has gone from $76.67/watt in 1977 to just $0.613/watt today. Therefore, the technology to harness…

The online Solar Energy System from EnergySage

The online solar energy system is from EnergySage – the company that applies big-data geometrics, including  historical weather data to compute precise solar energy resource with an instant, accurate analysis of solar savings based on energy production potential, electric utility bills and financing plans specific to the individual home or business.  With this data a 3D representation of neighborhoods is created and using simulation it is possible to calculate how much sun a…

The EnergySage Solar Energy Market Place

Today there are a few solar energy market places out there, including the Google Project Sunroof, EnergySage, Pick My Solar etc. All these market places provide homeowners as well as businesses interested in going solar with unbiased information about switching to solar. They provide different solar energy plans from different solar installers allowing different players in the solar market to compete while providing the best prices of switching to solar. How to Use the Online Solar Energy System from EnergySage. With regards to the EnergySage solar market…

Why going solar is trending?

Going solar is trending because of some of these factors: Climate change and the need to move towards sustainability.  The volatility of oil prices.  Government policy.  New business models making it simple to switch to solar without any money down. 2. Why solar PV? Solar panels are now commercially and readily available technologies while solar energy can be easily harvested through photovoltaic (PV)— a technology made up of solar cells and consisting of a semiconductor…

The costs and the benefits of going solar

Solar Panels Components and Solar Panel Cost Over the past year, it has become more common to drive by a home and see solar panels on the roof. A solar panel system is made up of four parts. First, there are the solar panels. These are used to capture the sun’s energy and converts it to electricity. Next, there is the controller. This will protect the batteries by regulating the flow of electricity. The batteries will store the electricity for later. Finally, there is the inverter. The inverter will convert the energy that was stored in a battery…