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Solar Panels Resale Value

Posted by Solar Expert on February 12, 2020

As homeowners ourselves, we know that we don’t even replace a light bulb in our home without contemplating its effect on the resale value of our home.

If you’re like the majority of Americans, your home is your biggest investment, and you don’t want to do anything to compromise that.

The old school mentality was that solar panels intimidated home buyers and could make your home more difficult to sell, or somehow decreased the value of your home. You may have heard this myth circulating as well.

So what is the truth? What is the value of solar when it comes to reselling your home?

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Texas Solar Incentive Program Notice 2020 - Get up to $8500!

Posted by Solar Expert on February 6, 2020

It’s that time again! On January 22, 2020, Oncor released the details of its annual solar incentive program, which will undoubtedly launch the wild “solar coaster” ride we experience in North Texas every year. If you live in the Oncor service area, you can get paid up to $8,500 just for installing solar panels on your home.

When combined with the generous Federal income tax incentives, the two programs can offset the total cost of a solar panel system by up to 50% or more. But, you have to act fast, because the Oncor incentive cash is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and once the money runs out, it’s gone for the year!

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How Much Does It Cost to Install Solar Panels?

Posted by Solar Expert on January 6, 2020

Here at DFW Solar Electric, we have lots of conversations with homeowners who have heard about solar, but have no idea if solar is right for them. The two questions we get every day are 1) how much does it cost to install solar panels, and 2) how much money can I save by going solar?

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Are Solar Panels Right For Your Family?

Posted by Solar Expert on January 1, 2016

Off-the-grid early adopters weren’t as fortunate as today’s homeowners. Solar panels are so common and widely used that they are no longer considered a risky investment. In fact, take a closer look at your community. Chances are more neighbors have solar panels than you realize!

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Solar = Financial Sense

Posted by Solar Expert on October 1, 2015

Although solar power has been around for well over a hundred years, it really didn’t experience its residential boom until the 90’s. In the beginning, solar panels were bulky, expensive, and misunderstood. Over the years, solar panels have experienced a complete makeover, adopting sleeker silhouettes and becoming exponentially more cost effective. Today’s solar panels blend seamlessly with modern rooftops, blurring the line between form and function. Recent advertising campaigns have even touted solar panels as being “sexy”.

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Benefits of Solar Panels

Posted by Solar Expert on January 5, 2015

Clean Energy Pays in North Texas - Learn Its Benefits

Light energy harvested from the Sun – also referred to as solar energy – provides a clean, low-cost form of electricity for residents in sun-rich areas of the country, like North Texas. Solar panels convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity that is then routed to a device called an inverter. The inverter converts DC electricity into alternating current (AC) electricity.

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Earth Day Solar Special

Posted by Solar Expert on April 21, 2014

Celebrate Earth Day by sharing the power of solar energy. To celebrate Earth Day, show others how easy it is to go green and install solar power, and earn $250.*

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Top 5 Solar Power Myths

Posted by Solar Expert on March 10, 2014

SOLAR MYTH #1

“Solar panels may create a negative impact on the U.S. economy.”

FALSE
The solar industry employed around 50,000 Americans in 2009, which has now grown to over 100,000. At the third quarter of 2011, the U.S. solar energy market grew 140%, thus making it one of the fastest growing sectors in the economy.

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Solar Energy System Installations Are Exploding!

Posted by Solar Expert on March 10, 2014

Solar power has gained popularity over the past two years so much, that installations of new panels and systems have outpaced the combined installs of the previous three decades.

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Solar Power – Free Energy from the Sun

Posted by Solar Expert on February 11, 2014

Solar Power is generally defined as the conversion of energy from sunlight into usable electrical power. It includes direct technologies such as photovoltaics (PV) and indirect technologies such as concentrated solar power (CSP).

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