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How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

Have you decided that it's time to invest in a solar panel installation? The cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems has fallen by 70% in the last decade. And with governments offering incentives, it's a great time to make the switch. But are you wondering how durable are solar panels and how long do they last? How much will you need to spend on solar panel repair? And at what stage will you need to worry about solar panel replacement? How Long Do Solar Panels Last? Solar panels have an average lifespan of 50+ years and 20-30 years warranty…

How Long Does Solar Panel Installation Take?

Solar power continues to be on the rise in the U.S., as there are enough panels installed to power over 18 million homes. The prospect of using solar to power a house is becoming more and more attractive to modern homeowners. But questions still remain about how solar systems really work. For starters, how long will it take to install solar panels? That's what we're here to look at today. Read on to find out more about how long solar panel installation takes and what goes into the overall timeline.  Factors Affecting Solar Panel Installation The first thing you should…

Home Solar Financing

Switching from fossil fuels to home solar has never been easier or more affordable! Check out some of our great financing options and No Down Payment! Here at IES Solar, we go out of our way to try and make every home solar power system affordable, no matter what your budget is. Our objective is to make solar a less-expensive option than paying your utility bill from day one. To that end, we’ve partnered with these three great companies to offer financing options for all the prospective home solar clients in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. Compare these great financing options, contact our team for a free energy audit,…

Solar Panel Installation: 6 Factors to Consider

Considering going solar? It's a big decision and a smart one, but make sure you know the ins and outs before signing a contract. This helpful article from ReadWrite offers valuable insight on what to be aware of during the decision-making process. Over the past 10 years, rooftop houses with solar panels have evolved from curiosity to a common phenomenon. This technology has been available for decades – astronauts have been using solar-powered satellites since 1960, and since the Second World War, passive solar heating systems, which convert solar energy into heat instead of electricity, have been used in U.S.…

Solar Tax Credits & Rebates

We are blessed with ample sunshine in Texas. Harnessing free energy from the sun is our future! Putting a solar power system on your home or business is a great way to reduce your electric bill, produce your own power, and save money. There are several important benefits to know before going solar. For example, does your utility company offer a solar rebate? Do they participate in net energy metering (NEM)? Are there additional financial incentives available when you use solar power? There are many solar benefits from federal, state, and local incentives to install solar panels. These are always being…

5 Reasons To Go Solar

Over the past several years, solar energy systems have become more affordable and more technologically advanced. As such, there's never been a better time to switch your home or business to solar power. A residential solar system is a big investment, but here are some reasons why you should take the plunge and make the switch today! 1. Completely Eliminate or Substantially Reduce Your Electric Bill As solar technology reaches peak efficiency, solar panel prices have stabilized at their lowest levels ever. With an average payback time of 8-10 years, you will enjoy long-term savings from decades of self-generated electricity.…

Understanding Solar Storage

Going off the grid: from living an environmentally sustainable lifestyle to developing effective strategies for improving quality of life in remote locations, there’s an increasing interest in this lifestyle. One of the core challenges for families moving off the grid is sustainable energy storage. How can you ensure you’ll have energy at night or during bad weather? Solar battery storage provides one option for moving toward a fully independent electrical system or having reliable, round-the-clock electricity in case of emergency. Learn more about residential solar energy storage and how it can move you closer toward energy independence. Understanding Battery Storage…

The Truth About Solar

Sunlight travels 93 million miles in just under 8.5 minutes providing warmth, light, and energy for the whole planet. While the ability to harness this energy is not a new idea, it is now an affordable one. Given that in the 70's adjusting for inflation solar was $96 per watt and today records have been broken where electricity is generated for less than $.03 per kWh. According to a recent report from Lazard the costs of producing electricity from renewable sources are continuing to decline. Energy from utility-scale solar plants — plants that produce electricity that feed into the grid…