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  With rooftop solar on a home, homeowners have two main options. The homeowner can decide to own the system outright where they pay cash or have a loan to pay off the system over years. Solar companies also offer a program called "solar leasing", where the homeowner allows panels to be installed and pays to use the power from those panels without the burden of paying and servicing the equipment. You might ask "Why would you want to pay for the energy from panels without owning them?" With panels you own, you pay on the system until it is...

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Here, I will focus this and various subsequent posts on solar energy as this is the most common and least site-specific renewable resource, meaning it is the most widely available and most commonly understood concept of renewable energy to the beginner, and the most used globally. Lets discuss sunlight for a second. According to;  https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/features/EnergyBalance/page2.php ,"The surface of the Sun has a temperature of about 5,800 Kelvin (about 5,500 degrees Celsius, or about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit). At that temperature, most of the energy the Sun radiates is visible and near-infrared light. At Earth’s average distance from the Sun (about 150 million kilometers),...

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This is an open-ended series. I want it to take as long as it needs to to cover the things you need to know about off-grid energy; What it IS & What it ISN'T. We want you to know ALL of your options for going solar or to any other renewable source.  There are multiple types of systems to begin making the transfer; you can go full off-grid, this is obviously what we support, but there are very good grid-tie systems that let you offset your energy bills.Within this, you can do full grid-tie, grid-tie with emergency back-up (hybrid system) and...

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        This one goes out to all the people that didn't know already... To the people that are curious, the people that want to know more, And of course to the people that are about to make the switch and just need a little push in the right direction.

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