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October 4, 2018

Major Incentives Await Every Solar Customer

  Getting a grasp of the many solar incentives can be overwhelming. We’ve broken them down so you can easily determine which ones may be relevant to you. Federal Investment […]

October 3, 2018

Choosing a Solar Installer You Can Trust

Why NABCEP Certification Matters You know about the certifications required for your field, but did you know there are certifications exclusively for the solar industry? It takes more than top-notch […]

October 1, 2018

How Do Solar Panels Fare In A Hurricane?

  Whenever a major storm like Hurricane Florence causes electrical grid failure, a wave of solar intrigue follows. Two questions are usually driving people’s curiosity: How Do Solar Panels Handle […]

September 20, 2018

What is the Illinois Adjustable Block Program?

  Want to learn more about The Adjustable Block Program but only finding dry articles full of jargon? Read the post below for an easy-to-read explanation of the Illinois Adjustable […]

September 14, 2018

Do Solar Panels Help Protect My Roof?

  Give Your Roof a Day Job Solar installations have seen a steady rise over the last ten years and it doesn’t look like sales and installation will slow anytime […]

February 8, 2018

A Day Lobbying at the State Capitol

Des Moines, Iowa – February 8th, 2018 By Lilith Shoemaker With solar policy changing on national and state levels it is important to stay up to date on the changing […]

May 4, 2017

Alliant Energy Net Metering Policy Changes

  2017 Coverage of Alliant Energy Net Metering Policy The Iowa Utilities Board has accepted a policy change from Alliant Energy which alters regulations on net metering (*see below for […]

March 13, 2017

Cloudy With a Chance of Amazing

  Cloudy Climates Can’t Stop Clear Savings Electric cooperatives seeking to maneuver into or maintain a position as an energy authority to their members will invariably receive questions and concerns […]

March 3, 2017

Oh No, Snow! Why Not To Fret About Snow On A Solar Array

Should I Worry About Snow On My Solar Panels? During winter months one might worry about how snow could impact solar production. One of the great things about solar is how little maintenance […]

January 8, 2017

Seismic Shifts: Co-Ops Leading Members in a Changing Landscape

Renewables in Reach for Utilities Throughout history and literature, an abiding sense of adventure perpetually draws humanity forward. The “frontier,” whether unexplored territory or untapped potential, epitomizes both danger and […]

November 25, 2016

Wind vs. Solar

  Why Solar is a Better Investment Than Wind Our heads up battle! Ah, the question I get asked all the time: “Tyler, why are you recommending solar panels when […]

October 1, 2016

Solar Water Heating and Solar Space Heating

Why Solar Thermal? Excellent Investment Solar water heaters can provide you with a return on investment similar to that of the stock market, but with the risk of a treasury […]