How to Optimize Your Solar Attic Fan

Investing in a solar attic ventilation fan is a smart choice that will save you money in the long run. However, there are a few things you can do to optimize your fan and ensure you are getting your money's worth. 1. Optimize Your Fan's Sun Exposure It's important to ensure that your fan is receiving maximum sun exposure because those UV rays are what keep the fan running.

By |2022-12-09T17:14:37-06:00December 9th, 2022|

SEIA Pushes to Speed Up Grid Interconnection

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) on June 16, 2022, to reform the Commission's standard generator interconnection procedures and agreements. This proposal seeks to establish how utility providers integrate new projects into the existing transmission system. They hope to reduce the industry's backlogs for integrating new projects into existing systems. New comments have been submitted by the Solar Energy Industries

By |2022-11-14T14:44:19-06:00October 18th, 2022|

Supply Chain Issues Lead to Solar Industry Slowdown

According to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA), supply chain issues have drastically slowed solar power installations in 2022. As many as 20 percent of planned solar installations have been affected. According to the EIA's June 2022 Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory, 17.8 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) generating capacity was slated for installation in 2022. However, the first six months of the year have

By |2022-09-22T13:47:57-05:00September 16th, 2022|

Carbon Neutral Energy Gaining Traction in the Auto Industry

Wednesday, Ford announced a deal with DTE Energy to power its electricity supply in Michigan with clean energy, a significant step in its goal to become carbon neutral by 2050. DTE is Michigan's largest producer of renewable energy, and this deal will add 650 megawatts of new solar energy capacity in the state by 2025. From now on, each Ford vehicle produced at the facility will be assembled using

By |2022-08-15T12:25:11-05:00August 15th, 2022|

Tariffs on Solar Products from Southeast Asia Lifted

The White House recently announced a 24-month tariff exemption for solar panel products imported from several Southeast Asian nations after increased criticism of inflated energy prices stemming from the war in Europe. The affected countries include Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. This move comes after the Commerce Department's investigation into the solar industry in Southeast Asia and suspicions of goods from China being trafficked through other Asian countries to avoid

By |2022-06-20T09:04:41-05:00June 8th, 2022|

Solar Technology Growing in Popularity in 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit all sectors of the economy hard. However, the solar industry is one market that has shown a remarkable amount of resilience. Companies continue to innovate and move solar technology forward despite the economic troubles. This continued innovation creates fierce competition, which drives the rapidly growing market. The government also endeavors to encourage market growth by providing incentives for solar installations. Growing Demand for Existing Solar

By |2022-05-26T17:03:38-05:00May 26th, 2022|

Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

As we're all gearing up for the holidays, it's important to make sure your home is prepared for winter and the holiday season. Here is our winter home maintenance checklist to help keep your home and family safe and warm this holiday season. 1. Perform an annual maintenance checkup on your HVAC system Before the worst of the cold hits your area, it's a good idea to have your

By |2021-11-22T15:32:52-06:00December 11th, 2020|

Frequently Asked Questions About Solar Attic Fans

We get a lot of questions from customers who are new to solar attic fans. So, we thought we'd put together a list of the most frequently asked questions. Question 1: Are Solar Attic Fans Quiet? Answer: Yes. A properly installed solar attic fan is so quiet that you will barely notice it is there. It can be installed in your living room and it will be quiet enough that

By |2020-09-18T10:12:59-05:00September 10th, 2020|

2 More Roof Maintenance Myths Busted

Last month we talked about 3 roof maintenance myths you should know are false. Here are 2 more roof maintenance myths that could cost you thousands in repair bills. 1. If There is No Obvious Damage to Your Roof Then It's in Good Shape Big problems don't just appear out of nowhere. If there is major roof damage, you can be guaranteed that it started somewhere small. Maybe there was

By |2022-11-09T10:48:58-06:00June 15th, 2020|

3 Roof Maintenance Myths Busted

Many homeowners forget to pay attention to the condition of their roof when it comes to home maintenance. Roof maintenance is easy to overlook until something goes wrong. Then you're stuck playing catch up. Here are 3 roof maintenance myths you should know are false. Myth 1: I don't need regular maintenance if my roof has a warranty Your roof’s warranty generally covers the things out of your control, things

By |2022-11-09T10:48:57-06:00May 8th, 2020|