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How Much Money Can You Save With Solar Panels?

Posted by Solar Expert on February 24, 2020

This is by far the most common question we get here at DFW Solar Electric. It is a great question, and like all great questions, not so easy to answer.  But read on, and hopefully at the end you'll know enough about the topic to be dangerous.

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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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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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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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Zero Energy Construction – The Solar Connection

Posted by Solar Expert on January 13, 2014

Zero Energy new construction and redevelopment projects are coming to your community!

Zero Energy – Tomorrow’s Future is here today

Science fiction authors have never failed to imagine and articulate a world where technology has solved man’s greatest challenges. Among other glimpses of the “future”, can you envision an endless supply of clean energy?

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Solar Panels – Just How Do They Work?

Posted by Solar Expert on December 30, 2013

Solar Panel Technology can sound quite Technical

The technology behind successfully harnessing the energy from the sun has been improved dramatically over the last decade. For an in-depth technical explanation of how it works, we recommend our favorite expert in all things solar, NASA.

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Solar Tax Incentives – Act Before December 31

Posted by Solar Expert on December 13, 2013

Solar Tax Incentives Don’t Last Forever

The folks at DFW Solar Electric aren’t tax advisers, we’re your friends. And friends don’t let their friends end the year without one last reminder that some key federal tax laws are changing.

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