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Residential Solar Blog2020-11-24T19:14:14+00:00

Why You Should Not Install Solar Yourself: It’s Costly

There’s no doubt that solar power at home will save you significantly on your power bills, and the cost savings of going solar is attracting more people than ever to make the change. However, a small number of homeowners attempt to install the solar panels themselves instead of hiring a licensed, experienced professional firm like LGCY Power. Why would someone choose to DIY their solar panel installation instead of hiring the right pro? The perception of cost savings is the main reason to undertake DIY solar panel installation. According to a Pew Research Center survey about solar power at home,

Why You Should Not Install Solar Yourself: Paperwork, Permitting & Regulations

Over the last ten years, we've seen the hot trend of Do-It-Yourself home improvements, promoted by plenty of reality TV shows. And while we're all tempted to roll up our sleeves and become DIYers around the house, there are some occasions when it doesn’t save you money. In fact, when it comes to DIY solar installation, you’ll not only squander a whole lot of your valuable time, but will end up spending far more, will probably do damage to your roof or home, and can even put yourself in danger. You may even see advertisements for DIY solar panel installation

Will a Solar Panel Work With Moonlight?

With each passing day, more and more homeowners are installing solar power systems for their homes. People everywhere are taking advantage of the significant cash savings that can come with a residential solar system, and doing your part for the environment is always a great benefit as well. But what happens during the hours when the sun isn’t shining brightly on your solar panels? Can the moon charge a solar panel? Seeing as moonlight is just sunlight reflected off of the moon, you will be happy to hear that the answer is yes: solar panels do technically work with moonlight.

The Best Tools and Resources to Learn About Solar Energy

Solar power continues to gain popularity in the residential market, as more and more homeowners find themselves saving money while doing their part to protect our environment. That said, many people are still seeking deeper knowledge about residential solar power systems before making an investment into a system of their own. There are many websites offering solar energy resources these days, to the point where it can be difficult to tell which ones you should pay attention to. That’s why we put together this comprehensive guide to the best tools and resources available to help you enhance your understanding of

What Are Net Metering and Gross Metering?

If you’re looking to install an on-grid residential solar system for your home, you will need to know whether your system will use net metering or gross metering. These are the two commonly used systems available for people who live in solar homes. Depending on which one you use, there could be a significant difference in your solar system’s cost-effectiveness. Saving money is one of the main reasons why people install solar panels for their homes. However, the metering option used by your utility company can dramatically alter the viability and profitability of your rooftop solar system. As you’re about

The 5 Main Disadvantages of DIY Solar Installation

As solar power becomes increasingly popular all across America, homeowners might be looking for ways to save money on solar panel installation costs. Specifically, some people are installing their own residential solar panel systems instead of hiring professionals. After all, if you can tackle tasks like painting your own house, replacing your own flooring, and gutting your own kitchen, why can’t you DIY a solar installation? One of the main reasons people install solar panels in the first place is to save money on their electric bills. Therefore, some people might think that a DIY solar installation is another way

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