Wondering how sunshine becomes electricity? Here’s an overview of the process and equipment that can help you generate your own clean, more affordable energy.
We get a lot of questions about solar power. That’s why we’ve introduced “The Facts of Light”—a place where you can inquire about all things solar, and we’ll do our best to get you the answers.
Unraveling the myths and misconceptions about solar lease and PPA transfers
Our recent posts on how historic homes stayed cool without air conditioning generated a ton of great feedback.
People clearly have a passion for old homes. Our recent post on “How homes kept cool before the age of AC” was very popular. It inspired hundreds to share their experiences and know-how, including telling us about some cooling features of older homes that we’d missed.
The modern air conditioner was invented only in the 1920s, and it didn’t become a common home feature until the latter half of the 20th century.
The top four states with the highest number of homebuyers include Florida, California, Texas and Arizona. It’s no coincidence that these states also happen to have more than 200 days of sun every year.
When the temperature spikes, many of us crank up the air conditioner without a second thought … until the electricity bill arrives. The good news is that many of your home’s standard energy efficient features can help you stay cool—cheaply—by aiding ventilation and preventing unnecessary heating.
The electric utility industry’s central criticism of distributed solar is that it creates a “cost shift” from rooftop solar customers to non-solar customers. This isn’t entirely true because most solar customers cover the cost for utilities to serve them, thus shifting no costs.
There are a lot of things that don’t work as well as we’d like in the world today: fad diets, get-rich-quick schemes, that combination toaster/juicer you bought from the late night shopping channel…luckily solar power isn’t one of them.SolarCity customers back us up in this video series to debunk myths about solar energy.