Month: July 2016

Solar calculators and solar checklists for going solar!

How to go solar today! Consumers considering to go solar and don’t know where to start can now use the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) consumer solar checklist. This checklist is targeted for residential solar consumers. It is a great tool and is downloadable as a PDF and would be a great starting point to let you know what information, questions, considerations as well as protective measures to consider before entering into a contract to install  a solar system. The BeSolarSmart checklist has four consumer guiding concepts that will…

Are renewables essential to reach carbon neutrality?

The term carbon neutrality is becoming popular and there is a scientific consensus that the earth climate is warming. According to NASA: “climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities.” The electricity sector, which involves the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity, is one of the major contributors of greenhouse gases (GHGs) that cause climate change. Carbon dioxide is one of the major GHGs that is emitted in this sector, but other…

When does going solar make economic sense?

Going solar is trending in many countries around the world due to the rapid decline of solar panel prices. As the solar panel price continues to decline, the cost of electricity has been on an increasing trend hence causing businesses and homeowners to consider generating their own electricity with solar. However, going solar is not for everyone and you may need to consider several factors before making the decision to switch to solar. This blog post…