“This last year has been a turbulent one for the solar industry, between new tariffs and threats to federal funding for energy innovation programs…With all that’s going on, you’re not alone if you find yourself asking: what can the average person do to support local clean energy?” Solar has been through its share of challenges, though,
Say you want to switch to renewable energy. Say the cost for attaching solar panels to your home is outside of your budget. Say your roof doesn’t get enough sun exposure anyway. Say you don’t own your home—say you rent an apartment.
You’ve probably heard by now that installing solar on your home can bring you savings in the long term. And it’s true: if you’re among the 20 percent of Americans who can install solar on your roof or property, buying your own rooftop array will help you squeeze the most savings out of your panels.
Solar is booming in America, and there are many options for getting access to your own solar power, so it can be difficult to know which option is best for you. Today, we’re going to lay out the most common solar options and help you understand their benefits and drawbacks. The first thing to consider
Most solar developers mandate that their customers possess a FICO credit score of 650-700+, which prevents over half the country from participating in community solar. Solstice set out to find a better, more inclusive qualification standard. American solar energy is at a crossroads. Even as tariffs continue to limit the industry’s growth and job creation,
When families choose solar–whether it’s rooftop panels or community solar–they’re making a decision that will have a long-term effect on their pocketbooks and the environment. But just how long will these solar panels last? The Life Expectancy of Solar Panels Unlike cars, solar panels are still highly productive after 30 years with little-to-no-maintenance! Because we’ve
Solar is driving a jobs boom in America and making our energy systems more affordable and sustainable. Now is no time to impose job-killing tariffs–but the we know that the industry will persist and continue to expand regardless. Last Thursday, NASA reported that our planet had just experienced its four hottest years in human history.
There’s been a hum of excitement around the Solstice offices these past few weeks—and we can finally share what we’ve been working on. Today, we’re ready to announce we are offering you one of the best community solar deals we’ve seen. Solstice Solar Gardens Bring Savings to New York Communities Community solar allows households to
If there’s one aspect of life in the Northeast that everyone here has experienced, it’s the crazy weather—blistering winters, rainy springs and autumns, and weather that continues to surprise you no matter how long you’ve lived here. Solar Is A Valuable Addition to Energy Systems–Even in Cold Climates So if you’re considering solar energy for
An energy system that is renewable and fair for everyone will put communities first–and you can help. The Bridgewater Parish Church had always been dedicated to serving its community and protecting the environment. The organization’s leadership recognized the rising threat of climate change and the injustices introduced by environmental pollution, and wanted to find a