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Can You Install Solar Panels on North-Facing Roofs?

Posted by AllEarth Renewables on December 9, 2016


If you have a north-facing roof, you might think that solar just isn't going to work for your property. Even though it's true that north-facing roofs aren't ideal for solar, you still have options: while you will have some challenges to work around, there are several alternatives available that will let you go solar despite having a non-optimal roof.

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Topics: Solar System Installation, Installation Issues, Consumer, Dealers

Educating the Next Generation of Solar Leaders: Solar for Schools

Posted by AllEarth Renewables on November 23, 2016

Installing solar at your school makes perfect sense: not only is it a great way to reduce operating costs, it provides a fantastic way for the next generation of environmental leaders to learn about the power of the future. A solar system gives students hands-on learning opportunities and helps them make the connection between what they learn in science class and the real world.

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Topics: Advantages of Solar Power, Small Commercial Solar, Customer Success Stories, Consumer, Dealers

Vermont Solar Incentives Are Changing: Go Solar Today!

Posted by AllEarth Renewables on November 18, 2016

 

On January 1, 2017, new Vermont solar policies will go into effect. Business and home owners have a lot to lose if they wait until 2017 to get power from the sun. Under the new rules, the solar incentives for most Vermonters will decrease significantly - by almost 25%! By switching to solar now, an additional $1200 in solar savings can be realized in the first 10 years of ownership.

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Topics: Vermont, Net Metering

The Power Curve Advantage: Trackers and Time of Use

Posted by AllEarth Renewables on November 3, 2016

The benefits of dual-axis solar trackers are clear, especially when it comes to maximizing power production: they are the single most effective way to increase the energy output of a PV system, with the exception of increasing project size. By consistently maintaining the optimal PV-array-to-sun angle throughout the day, trackers can improve a system's output by over 40% compared to fixed solar. While fixed systems rarely reach maximum power, the tracker maintains full power output from dawn to dusk.

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Topics: Solar System Issues and Considerations, Solar System Design, Maximizing Power Production, Consumer, Dealers

The Real Way to Get Around: Alternative Transportation for a Sustainable Future

Posted by David Blittersdorf on October 17, 2016

As we rapidly approach peak oil, we must begin to consider what our energy future will look like. It’s clear that renewables will be an essential part of it, but we won’t be able to completely replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources. We must make significant changes to the way we live, including transforming our transportation system.

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Topics: Climate Change, Environmental Issues, Carbon Footprint, Peak Oil, Alternative Transportation, Consumer, Dealers

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