Coastal Solar Partners with SunPower

Coastal Solar has agreed to become a SunPower Commercial Dealer, joining an exclusive network of companies that sell, install and service SunPower products.

Solar Job Growth Accelerates for Sixth Year in a Row

Solar Job Growth Accelerates for Sixth Year in a Row Overall Solar Industry Jobs Up Nearly 200% Since 2010 Healthy industry. Lowering costs. Improving technology. What’s that add up to? More jobs in solar energy than ever before, and they continue to grow. The U.S. Energy and Employment Report (2017) has released the latest [...]

A Poultry Farm Energy Investigation: Where Does All Your Energy Go?

A Poultry Farm Energy Investigation: Where Does All Your Energy Go? Determine Your Energy Usage. Compare With Your Neighbor’s Farm. If your poultry farm is like most of them, energy is your second biggest expense, behind only the mortgage on the property. So if you’re serious about wanting to cut costs to boost profits, you [...]

What Is Peak Shaving?

Q: What Is Peak Shaving? A: Cutting Your Costs During the Time Periods You Use the Most Energy Once someone moves out of their parents’ basement, they soon discover the urge to save money on their energy bill. This urge leads people to take action, which includes everything from energy efficiency improvements to solar power [...]

Solar Definitions and Vocabulary – Your Solar Dictionary

Here’s an ever-growing list of definitions for words related to solar energy and solar power. If you’re looking for an easy-to-understand solar energy dictionary, and are tired of super-technical definitions that require you to go look up a bunch of other words just to understand the first one – your search is over!

3 Options for Installing a New Solar Energy System

3 Options for Installing a New Solar Energy System Compare the Pros and Cons of Each Option So you’re ready to install new solar panels. You understand the huge savings you’ll reap in the long run because of power bill savings and tax incentives. You love the idea of energy independence and inflation-proof electricity [...]

Should I Install My Own Solar Panels?

Should I Install My Own Solar Panels? No: Solar Panels are Not a Phone App Everyone loves saving money. And especially in America, there’s also a certain pride in the do-it-yourself (DIY) approach to fixing and improving things in your life. Especially mechanical things. It’s the guy who can change his own oil verses the [...]

Can Old Solar Panels Be Recycled?

Can Old Solar Panels Be Recycled? What You Can Do When Your Solar Panels Reach the End of Useful Life Solar panels typically come with 20 or 25-year warranties. That means you can count on them to last much longer than that (it’s now reasonable to hope for 40+ years). But at some point, they [...]

Solar Panel Hurricane Countdown: Are Yours Secure?

Solar Panel Hurricane Countdown: Are Yours Secure? 4 Ways a Big Storm Can Impact Your Solar Panels (And… The surprising truth many existing solar consumers don’t know about power outages and solar panels, and how you can watch TV while your neighbors sit in the dark) Hurricane Matthew recently barreled through the Southeastern United States [...]