What should you look for when deciding on a solar installer?
The sun doesn't shine at all hours of the day, 365 days a year here in the Mid-Atlantic Region, and that means you need an additional source of power even if you have a solar electric system installed on your home. That is why most solar systems for homes are "grid-tied," or tied to the local power grid. A grid-tied system uses the energy it generates during peak sunlight hours to power your...Read more
There are four reasons why people are seeking out solar panels. Energy independence, significant savings, environmental impact, and government returns. Solar power systems function independently from the main electric grid, and can allow your system to remain functional during normal outages and unexpected power failures. Storage-based energy systems save a significant amount of money by...Read more
Keeping your electricity bills down can be difficult, especially as energy costs continue to rise. These rising energy costs have many homeowners looking to alternative sources of energy like solar to power their homes.
Are you watching your electricity bills go up, while your friends and neighbors reduce their bills by switching to renewable solar energy? With solar rapidly rising in...Read more
Keeping pace with the ever-changing landscape within the solar industry is a daily task. The new tariff on modules and cells announced last week is yet another bump in the road we must overcome.
To provide some perspective, when Standard Energy first began operations in the mid-Atlantic region in 2004, the cost per installed watt hovered close to $10. Incentives were minimal or non-...Read more
For every 1,000kWh of energy your system produces, or is estimated to produce, you will be granted one Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC). An SREC can be sold much like a share of stock. There is an SREC spot market they would be sold in that fluctuates. You will never be issued a certificate for your SREC’s. They are kept track of electronically.
The Marketplace for SRECs was created...Read more