Beyond Solar: Other Ideas to Increase Sustainability in Your Home

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At Energy Concepts, we believe in solar energy for a sustainable future. However, any steps you can take towards eco-friendliness and helping preserve the planet can make a big difference! We love sharing environmentally-friendly habits and tips and we’d love to hear yours if you have some! Composting While solar panels can do a lot…

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How to Make Efficient Use of Your Solar Power

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So you have your solar panel installation ready to go, but the results aren’t as big as you’ve expected. It happens for so many reasons. First, we want to assure you that your solar panel system is using free energy and will pay for itself eventually. Considering that solar panels can last for decades with…

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What Were The First Solar Panels Like?

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Solar panels are clearly the energy source of the future, but how did we get to the point we are now? How do today’s panels compare to solar energy in the past? Our pros will take you through history! Solar Energy Of course, it really depends on how you define solar energy. People have been…

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How Durable Are Solar Panels?

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When you are considering making such a big investment in your home and future like a solar system, you need to have the confidence that your investment will last a long time. After all, your investment only gets better the longer you have the system because there aren’t any associated maintenance costs. Luckily, solar panels last…

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Why Does California Have So Many Power Outages?

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California has a lot of people and businesses. All of those take up a lot of resources. Power is just one of those resources. In this blog, we will explain why this competition for electricity makes blackouts and outages so common in California. How Utilities Work in California The basic reason comes down to the…

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How Solar Can Help Your Business

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So you’re considering having your business go solar? Perhaps, you’ve heard of other businesses going green and are wondering what the benefits of solar are. One shining example is Microsoft. The company gets all of its energy from renewable sources! If it works for Microsoft, it can work for your business, too! After all, overhead is…

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Why is California the Center for Solar?

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California has been the center of innovation in the solar industry for decades. Some of the biggest solar companies like Tesla began in California. There’s a lot of reasons why solar energy is so attractive in the state and why so many businesses have grown and started here. Geography California is a huge state, but…

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Which Lighting Options Are Most Efficient?

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While solar will improve the efficiency and sustainability of all your electricity use, there is still much you can do to improve efficiency throughout your home. One of the easiest ways is with lighting. Lighting uses about 6% of all your energy expenditure every month. This may seem like a relatively small amount, but it…

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How do Solar Batteries Work?

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The solar power industry comes up with new innovations every year. As technology improves, we are seeing better ways for consumers to be more efficient with their panels while also making their reliance on the grid even smaller. One of the innovations that have made this possible is the solar battery. It is now tenable for normal consumers…

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What Can Solar Energy Power?

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The rooftop solar panel that provides general household electricity is the most iconic form of solar energy. However, there are so many different ways we can use solar power. We’ll explain some of the other things that you might not have previously known could be powered by solar electricity. Water Heater Most water heaters utilize…

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