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 […]

Want to Know if You Qualify For Solar? This Info-graphic Can Help

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People who run their homes on sunshine can save 20-100% on energy costs. This is the number one reason why every day more people switch to home solar even though the environmental benefits of pollution-free energy are well known.  In fact, the solar industry is creating new jobs at a faster pace than gas, oil […]

Fight Against The War On Clean Air and Save Money Too

Fight the war on clean air

With three major hurricanes making September the most active month on record in the Atlantic and raging wildfires in California this month, 2017 has been one of the most extreme weather years in US history. As a result, it has also become one of the most expensive seasons on record. Due to anthropogenic (human caused) […]

Winter Rate Spikes Are Coming! Why Smart Homeowners Don’t Wait to Go Solar

Energy rates can vary from day to day and even by hour. When consumer demand is low, you will see the best energy prices. This is typically when temperatures are mild. During the winter, energy use increases due to extra lighting and heating needs, causing higher rates and higher utility bills for homeowners. So what […]

Solar Panels Increase Home Value According to New Report

Installing solar panels can significantly increase your property’s value, according to a new study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBL). The report, titled “Selling into the sun: Price premium analysis of a multi-state dataset of solar homes“, builds on previous research which concluded that homes with solar panels in California sold for more than those without. Do solar […]

Are Solar Shingles Ready For Prime Time?

Recently, Tesla announced that orders would begin to be accepted for the long anticipated solar roof shingles Elon Musk has been promising. Despite the hype, our analysts have concluded that solar shingles are not presently an efficient or cost-effective way for homeowners to go solar. This article will explain why. Starting later this summer limited […]

How to Pay Nothing to Stay Cooler This Summer

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Judging by Maryland’s record warm temperatures this winter and historical data* that shows Maryland is getting warmer every year, we can expect summer to be hotter than usual too. That means your energy bills could be huge. (Unless you and your family don’t mind sweating it out when you’re inside.) It doesn’t have to be […]

Two Reasons Why Pro-Environment Homeowners Don’t Switch to Solar Power

lower your electricity with solarJudging by social media and the news, environmentalists and people who care about environmental issues are quite upset by recent developments. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is being defunded and may actually be abolished by 2018. The Clean Power Plan, a policy that was aimed at reducing carbon pollution from power […]

Pepco Customers Will Hurt From Pepco-Exelon Merger – Is There Hope?

By Sharon Derby “Today is a bad day for consumers, and a great day for monopolies,” said Maryland’s attorney general, Brian E. Frosh about the recent Pepco-Exelon merger that will create the largest utility company in the nation. So why does the Maryland Energy Administration urge the Public Service Commission to reject it? Pepco was […]

5 FACTS YOUR UTILITY COMPANY DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW

Almost 90% of the energy utility companies distribute to homeowners comes from dirty fossil fuels. Not only is pollution costly for the environment, it is costly for homeowners too.   FACT 1:  It’s more expensive to do nothing than it is to go solar.  If you spend $200 a month on your electricity with a […]