Why The Fossil Fuel Industry Wants Solar Tax Credits to End and What You Can Do About It

federal solar tax, federal solar tax, federal solar taxThe Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is a federal solar tax program that allows homeowners to deduct 30% of the cost of installing a solar energy system from their taxes with no cap until the end of 2019. The ITC was established with the goal of increasing renewable […]

New Hope For Virginia Ratepayers Who Want Easier Access to Clean Energy, Lower Utility Costs

Dominion Energy announced this month that rate increases will be coming to homeowners in Virginia. The State Corporation Commission calculated that the monthly bills for an average residential customer could rise by $18 a month in 2023. Virginia isn’t the only state where rate hikes are a fact of life, but consumers across the USA […]

The Sunshine State Welcomes Solar Energy World to Service Growing Consumer Demand

Florida Solar, welcome to florida solarDue to favorable changes in energy policy in Florida, Solar Energy World opened a new office in Tampa this month and will begin servicing homeowners there soon. Headquartered in Elkridge, Maryland, Solar Energy World has been serving homeowners in Maryland and Washington DC metro area since 2009. In 2016 the […]

Will Going Solar Damage Your Roof?

The short answer is that a properly installed rooftop solar system is highly unlikely to damage your roof. This is because the panels do not sit directly on top of the shingles. Instead, they are secured to a system of metal rails and racks that are tied into the building structure. Each attachment point is […]

Can Snow be GOOD for Solar Panels?

Homeowners who have solar installed are going to reap the benefits this winter. These lucky folks can crank up their heat if they want to and still pay at least 20% less for electricity than utility status quo. Those who own their solar systems can end up with zero electricity costs. But there is also […]

Hundreds of Montgomery County Homeowners Choose to Go Solar with Solar Energy World

Solar Energy World has been selected to install solar panels for a Montgomery County Co-op, Solar United Neighbors. Co-op members selected Solar Energy World through a competitive proposal process over several other firms because of their ability to offer quality components at very competitive prices, and its extensive experience. “It is with great pride that […]

Rooftop Solar Growing in Maryland- Great News For Homeowners

Rooftop Solar Adoption is growing in Maryland. Since the State of Maryland passed the Renewable Portfolio Standard and the Solar Renewable Energy Credit legislation in 2012, solar power throughout the state is growing by leaps and bounds. According to Environment Maryland, in just three years (2010 – 2013) residents of the state increased usages of […]

Do Solar Panels Still Work When It’s Raining?

How Rain Affects Solar Electricity Production Contrary to popular belief, when it’s raining, solar power systems still generate electricity. Panels operate most efficiently in full sun, but they don’t stop producing electricity when it is raining or cloudy.  The fact is, visible light still gets through rain and clouds. We can all see that the […]

Maryland Homeowners Fight Latest Rate Hikes With “Personal Power Stations”

Energy Rate Hikes Continue

UPDATE 4/19/16 – NEW RATE HIKES COMING FROM PEPCO! Less than a month after its $6.8 billion merger with Exelon went through, Pepco is asking the Maryland Public Service Commission for a 10 percent across-the-board rate increase for most of its 560,000 customers in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. 3/15/16: BGE recently asked for another rate […]