What to be Careful of When Buying Solar Power Systems

Solar power is becoming increasingly popular every day. More people are recognizing the many advantages of using this type of power, including increasing your home’s value, saving you money, and reducing your carbon footprint by being friendly to the environment. The more home and businesses owners decide to use solar power, the happier the earth […]

Do Solar Panels Work in Winter?

With the summer-like weather we’ve had in the Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland region lately recently, it may be hard to believe that it’s currently fall…and that winter will be here before we know it. If you are considering solar energy for your home, you may be wondering if now is a good time to […]

Why Solar Panels Can Actually Look Great

Picture a solar panel. Do you picture a large, square chunk of equipment jutting up awkwardly from a rooftop? You’re not alone, this is a common depiction for many people. Despite solar panels’ amazing economic and environmental benefits, a big reason some people hesitate or even refuse to make the switch to solar is the […]

End of Summer Solar Starter Kit

  By now most people have heard that the cost of installing solar in Northern Virginia has dropped significantly and the industry is booming.  This is true, but historically it has been difficult to answer the question: “How much does it cost to install a solar array on MY house?” Backed by popular demand, we’ve […]

6 Common Misconceptions About Solar Energy

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Whenever almost any new science or technology gains traction in our modern society, a fair share of misinformation and myths tend to spread and make skeptics of many of us. Solar energy is no exception, and there are several commonly-held misconceptions that prevent many people from making the switch and installing solar panels on their […]

Do Solar Panels Work in Cloudy Weather?

Solar Energy Systems Northern VA “Do Solar Panels work in cloudy weather?”  is a question we receive more than there are clouds in the sky before a storm. While at first glance it may seem as though cloudiness and solar energy are incompatible, it often comes as a surprise to people when they learn that […]

Why Solar Makes Sense for Farms and Vineyards

As we prepare for another year of cultivating relationships with local farms and vineyards to install solar in Virginia through the USDA REAP Grant, we take a moment to reflect on why renewable energy makes so much sense for farmers. The business of agriculture offers a perfect showcase of how, and why, energy efficiency and […]

Environmental Activism and Development Working Together

All too often during my 26 years in the roofing and waterproofing business I have seen the commercial real estate and construction industries at odds with environmental activism. LEED certification and increased emphasis on sustainable design has definitely eased this adversarial relationship, but to a large extent, for right or wrong it still does persist. […]

The Solar Economy and the Environment

Growing up, I spent hours roaming the woods of my backyard in Sterling, Virginia. Every chance I could get I was outside building a tree house, creating a bike jump over a creek, or simply just exploring. (In 7th grade, my friends and I built a tree house big enough to warrant an eviction notice […]