Aside from the obvious benefit of a warranty – to protect you against manufacturing defects as well as premature wear and tear – a good warranty is validation that a solar system is built to last. What makes for a good solar warranty? Let’s discuss the key considerations.
Bill Wayne, Certasun’s newest solar consultant, helps homeowners in McHenry County and northern Kane County figure out how much they can save by going solar. A longtime resident of Lakewood, Bill got interested in solar because of his passion for environmental stewardship.
If you own a home in a development managed by a Homeowners Association (HOA), you likely know that the HOA has some control over what you can and can’t do with your home. However, if you’re considering installing a rooftop solar system, there’s good news for you.
Solar panels in Illinois don’t get as much sunlight as those in Arizona or most of California. Illinois is not a particularly sunny place. But, it is also not particularly un-sunny, either. It’s just average. And the amount of sunshine is only one factor that determines the economics of solar.
I’m embarrassed by this story. Earlier this week, I found out I was getting a raw deal from the company that supplies the electricity for my home (a “competitive electricity supplier”). I should have been the last person this would happen to.
It would be a cruel irony if increasing your home’s value by installing solar then also increased your property taxes. Luckily, at least for homeowners in Illinois, this should not be the case.
On June 4, 2018, the Illinois Power Agency (IPA) announced the final SREC prices for solar systems. These are the incentives ComEd will pay homeowners for installing solar. One SREC represents the renewable attributes of one megawatt-hour (MWh) of energy produced.
ComEd, the electric utility for most of northern Illinois, has just announced that electricity supply rates will increase by more than 10% beginning in October 2018.
On January 22 President Trump imposed a 30% tariff on solar panels made overseas. You might be wondering if it’s still worth it to purchase solar for your home. Yes, for four reasons.
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