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

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Solar Energy World Joins Virginia’s Budding Solar Market

Due to Virginia’s increasing consumer demand for cleaner energy and new, favorable state renewable energy goals, Solar Energy World is expanding to serve more homeowners in select areas of Northern Virginia. Founded in Maryland in 2009, with solar installations now topping 140 systems a month, Solar Energy World is quickly becoming

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Do You Really Get Enough Sun for Solar?

How your roof’s azimuth angle effects solar panel efficiency. There is a lot more that goes into what makes a roof ideal for a solar panel system than most homeowners realize. Even if you believe you have enough sunlight hitting your roof to go solar, we may still determine it does

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Do Solar Panels Still Work When It’s Raining?

How Rain Effects 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

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How Solar Energy Can Help the Economy

One of the many benefits of solar power is that the industry has the potential to help boost the economy. But how exactly could this happen, and what is the reasoning behind this statement? For current pricing on solar panels and installation click HERE. Solar Creates Jobs A demand for solar

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Solar history: Bell Labs and the first modern silicon solar cell

Technological advances, such as updates to the photovoltaic cell,  continue to push solar energy forward and help it join mainstream society. Perhaps the largest breakthrough in thrusting solar energy onto the main stage was the invention of the modern silicon solar cell, which by all accounts, was a mistake. Early inventions paved the way

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