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How to get a solar tax credit

When Does the Federal Solar Tax Credit Expire?

The federal solar tax credit offers a major financial incentive for making the switch to photovoltaic power – homeowners who claim the credit when they …

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How much do solar panels cost

Positioning Solar Panels to Maximize Energy Production

Experienced photovoltaic contractors design solar panel systems for optimal performance. To accomplish this goal, a number of factors are taken into consideration. Rooftop orientation, tilt …

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How to maintain solar panels

Straight Talk about Solar Panel Maintenance

Does solar panel maintenance take a great deal of effort? Many homeowners seem to think caring for a rooftop solar array is going to be …

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How do solar panels affect your roof

Does Solar Panel Installation Cause Roof Leaks?

Sure, solar panel installation does involve making holes in your rooftop – and that may lead you to think there might be problems when it …

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Getting a free solar panel estimate

Home Solar Site Evaluation – What to Expect

Scheduling a home solar site evaluation is the first step to determining how well a rooftop PV system will work at your property. Most professional …

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Moving solar panels

Can You Move Your Solar Panels to a New Home?

If you’re planning to install solar panels on the rooftop of your home, you’re probably not planning to move anytime soon. However, you can’t guarantee …

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Solar panel insurance

Does a Rooftop Solar Array Require Special Insurance?

While the cost of installing a rooftop solar array has plunged over the past several years, switching to photovoltaic power is still an investment. Given …

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Preparing your roof for solar panels

Is Your Roof Suitable for Solar Panels?

Rooftop solar panels are soaring in terms of popularity in the Intermountain West, but many homeowners are either misinformed or unaware of the requirements for …

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Residential solar panel system info

Solar Power Glossary – Explanations for Key Industry Terms

If you’re thinking about making the switch to solar power and researching the process, you’ve probably come across a few unfamiliar industry terms. At Nationwide …

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Choosing the best solar contractor

Why Hire a Professional Solar Contractor?

Having a professional solar contractor handle your home solar installation project is more expensive than tackling the job yourself — and knowing this, you may …

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