Is Your Home Polluting the Planet? The Environmental Benefits of Solar Power
It’s no surprise more American homeowners are choosing to go solar than ever before. Most people know solar energy is supposed to be better for the environment than fossil fuels, but don’t know the actual reasons why! Solar energy can provide an infinite source of non-polluting electricity because the daily sunrise is something we can rely on.
Solar energy can greatly reduce your dependence on fossil fuels, lessening the effects of climate change for future generations. However, there’s an even bigger story the environmental benefits of solar are more than just reducing yourcarbon footprint!
Installing a solar photovoltaic system, or a solar panel system for your home’s energy, is a big step for homeowners who want to reduce their electric bills, increase their property value, and decrease their impact on the environment. While the size and cost of the solar power system varies based on the amount of energy a home consumes, solar is a large investment for homeowners. Fortunately, there are incentives and tax credits that can be claimed alongside flexible financing options to reduce the overall cost, making going solar an attainable goal for many.
Curious Recycler: What happens to solar panels if they stop working or are damaged? Can they be recycled?
Icon Solar often gets questions regarding how we recycle damaged or inoperative solar panels. It’s a valid one, especially when we claim how environmentally friendly it is. Let me explain…
Icon Solar gets a lot of people thinking that they’re better off with wind power because it would run when the sun’s not up or out. Sure, it’s effective and has benefits, but it has more downfalls out here in lower Indiana, Ohio, and northern Kentucky than solar power does.
What does Kentucky Senate Bill 100 mean for you as potential solar owners? And what does it mean for current solar owners? Let’s take a look.
Municipalities are treating solar in vastly different ways. Some with tight restrictions on solar have now opened up the world of renewables for the greater good. Some have restricted the freedoms the public have once rightfully enjoyed. On March 26, 2019, Kentucky and its fossil fuel lobbyists finally succeeded in what they’d been trying to do for years: eradicate net metering benefits with the Senate Bill 100.
So you didn’t get all your holiday shopping done on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, or Cyber Monday (or whatever else is out there for the other days). That’s fine. We’ve got you covered with some solar ideas for everyone. And maybe there’s a little something for yourself!
When you’re looking into getting quotes from solar companies, they’re all going to operate just a little differently. Icon Solar? We’re very different.
Many companies have been in the news lately for their dedication to adopting sustainable practices. Much like microbreweries, large national and international companies are investing in their own future—and our own future—by installing solar systems. Like lighthouses, they’re beacons lighting the way into a cleaner, brighter future.
Drew Boyd & Jacob Goldenberg recognized a pattern in innovation to create a systematic approach: Subtraction, Division, Multiplication, Task Unification and Attribute Dependency. They call it the Systematic Inventive Thinking, or SIT. We’re doing a series of how solar technologies approach innovation. Let’s take a look at how some of these innovation approaches (Task Unification and Attribute Dependency) apply to solar technologies in roadways across the world.
I’m about to build a house. Is that a good time to install solar?
Worried About Cost of Build
Dear Worried About Cost of Build,
That’s a great question!
The best time to install solar is when you’re building because you won’t be retrofitting your home for solar. If you know you’re going to have a renewable energy home, it’s best to design the house with solar in mind.