Alt E Solar Blog

Alt E Wind & Solar’s Solar Blog has a lot of great articles to help home owners and building owners better understand some of the complex questions and issues about “going solar”.

Roof Mounted vs. Ground Mounted Solar?

Roof Mounted vs. Ground Mounted Solar?

Now that you have made the decision to go solar, you are probably wondering whether to install a roof-mounted system, or a ground-mounted one if you live on a large lot. When most homeowners consider installing a solar array, they typically envision the system on...

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Building Integrated Solar PV (BIPV): Too Good To Be True

Building Integrated Solar PV (BIPV): Too Good To Be True

Solar cells that convert sunlight to electricity, otherwise known as photovoltaics, have been around since the mid 1950’s. Over the last seventy years, there has been a very strong effort to drive down the price of these silicon solar modules, made possible by...

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Installing Solar: Can You Do It Yourself?

Installing Solar: Can You Do It Yourself?

One of the most common questions we get from prospective customers is “can I just purchase solar panels and install them myself?” The answer to this question depends on a number of factors, chief among them being the amount of time, effort, and energy that a person is...

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Upfront Information To Know Before Going Solar

Upfront Information To Know Before Going Solar

Well, it looks like the New Year is well under way because, believe it or not, February is almost over! Here at Alt E Wind & Solar the phones have been ringing off the hook since many incentives offered by utility companies have renewed. One of the things we love...

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Going Solar……Is It Better To Buy Or Lease?

Going Solar……Is It Better To Buy Or Lease?

Now That I Have Decided To Go Solar, Is It Better To Buy Or Lease? Have you recently made the decision to harness the clean energy of the sun and “go solar?” If so, congratulations, it’s a wonderful decision that is great for the environment, the economy and your...

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How To Successfully Install Solar With A Set Budget

How To Successfully Install Solar With A Set Budget

How Large Of a Solar System Can Be Installed If I Have A Set Budget? Okay, so we’ve discussed how much solar costs if your goal is to eliminate your electric bill and how much solar costs if your goal is to maximize your roof space, but what if you have limited funds...

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How Much Does It Cost To Install Solar On A Roof Top?

How Much Does It Cost To Install Solar On A Roof Top?

How Much Will It Cost to Install Solar Electric (PV) If My Goal Is To Maximize My Available Roof Space? If your goal is to eliminate your electric bill but don’t have enough roof space or land to build a ground mounted system, then the next best thing to do is...

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Cost Of Solar: Eliminating Your Electric Bill (Part 2)

Cost Of Solar: Eliminating Your Electric Bill (Part 2)

How Much Will It Cost To Install Solar Electric (PV) If My Goal Is To Eliminate My Electric Bill ("Net Zero")? Putting it all together… we’ll use an example addressing everything we discussed in our last blog post (See Part 1), using the following assumptions: your...

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Cost Of Solar: Eliminating Your Electric Bill

Cost Of Solar: Eliminating Your Electric Bill

How Much Will It Cost To Install Solar Electric (PV) If My Goal Is To Eliminate My Electric Bill ("Net Zero")? If your goal is to eliminate your electric bill then the next several questions to be answered are: what was your last 12 months of kWh (kilowatt-hours)...

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Our Solar Blog will soon feature an article about all the incentives available for home solar and commercial.  In the meantime you can visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE).  It is a comprehensive source for current rebate information. Click here or call us now to learn more about the incentives available in your area.