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Can Solar Panels Stand Up to Hail?

Posted by Solar Expert on September 24, 2020

One of the most common things folks ask about when they are interested in installing solar panels is whether the panels will hold up to North Texas weather.

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How to Select Solar Panels

Posted by Solar Expert on February 29, 2020

Choosing the right solar panels for your PV system can be one of the most confusing parts of the whole buying process. You may have read blog articles or talked to several installers you know, or even looked at the solar panel spec sheets and warranties for a bunch of different manufacturers to try to figure it out yourself. If you are like many of our customers, you have done some research, but just don't know how to sort facts from fiction, and then apply the facts to make an intelligent decision.

A Little Background

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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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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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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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Top 5 Solar Power Myths

Posted by Solar Expert on March 10, 2014


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

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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Solar Energy – Growing Strong in Texas

Posted by Solar Expert on February 4, 2014

As Texas grows, so does its consumption of power and electricity. Federal and state environmental regulations have required the winding down or closure of a previous generation of power sources. Solar electricity can meet the needs of a growing Texas economy.

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