Dear Wanda: How Do You Recycle Solar Panels?

Curious Recycler: What happens to solar panels if they stop working or are damaged? Can they be recycled?

Wanda:

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…

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Icon Solar #1 Installer in Kentucky

Icon Solar No. 1 on 2019 Kentucky Top Solar Contractors List

The Solar Power World Top Solar Contractors list includes Milford-based solar firm

Top Solar Contractors logo 2019

MILFORD, OH, July 24, 2019—With renewable energy expected to be the fastest growing source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years, local solar installer Icon Solar is happy to be contributing to the country’s energy mix. Icon Solar has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its installation efforts, achieving first place in 2019 Top Kentucky Solar Contractors and listed as one of the top 150 residential solar companies on the magazine’s 2019 Top Solar Contractors list.

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Net Metering Not Dead, says Solarize ECI

We made it in the news again over the Muncie Star Press! This time, it’s due to our success with Solarize ECI. Here’s the excerpt which mentions us:

Solarize Indiana sent out requests for proposals to solar companies in the Midwest, looking at reliability, product quality, tenure in business and lowest group pricing. From those companies, Solarize ECI chose to work with Icon Solar, Cincinnati.

More than 40 homeowners in East Central Indiana have installed solar panels through Solarize ECI, receiving group pricing 20 percent below what they would have to pay if they didn’t go through Solarize ECI.

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Like Lighthouses: Companies Going Solar

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.

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Tuning In: Solar Power World Podcast

Our co-owner Zach guests on the Solar Power World’s podcast, talking about our pricing transparency. We aim to be honest and forthright about the cost of solar.

Here’s an excerpt from the writeup:

Icon Solar Power (No. 273 on the 2018 Top Solar Contractors list), based in Ohio, takes the most transparent route when it comes to solar pricing, but it didn’t start off that way. Zach Wieber, director of operations, said Icon Solar initially shied away from giving price information up front because it feared prospective customers wouldn’t see solar benefits past the price tag.

For a sample of what the cost of one of our systems might look like, see our breakdown.

 

Icon Solar’s Accreditations and Certifications, and Why It Matters to You

A lot of licensing and certifications are in place to prove capabilities. For instance, not many of us would trust a 17-year-old without his license to cart people around in a car. Similarly, a lot of trust is instilled in nurses, teachers and firefighters because of the processes they went through to prove their skills and interest.  

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