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Going Solar the Right Way

Going Solar the Right Way

By: Jen Darrah   |  03/17/15

You only go solar once, so your choice of solar installer is an important decision. After all, your installer will be working with you to design your system, install your system, and provide support after your system installation.

So what makes Astrum Solar stand out? We like to say we do solar “the right way.” See how a homeowner from New Jersey recently went solar with us and what his reasons were for choosing Astrum Solar.

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The Top 5 Reasons for Going Solar

The Top 5 Reasons for Going Solar

By: Austin Brentley   |  3/12/15

From energy independence to national security, there are countless reasons to go solar. The list is truly endless.

But when we asked our customers why they decided to go solar, certain patterns emerged.

Below are 5 of the most popular reasons we’ve received.

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Ground-mounted Solar vs. Rooftop Solar – Which Is Better?

Ground-mounted Solar vs. Rooftop Solar – Which Is Better?

By: Austin Brentley   |  02/10/15

When you decide to go solar, you can choose where to install your photovoltaic (PV) panels:

  • On top of your property (i.e. rooftop installation)
  • In the front, side, or back yard (i.e. ground-mounted installation)

But between rooftop and ground-mounted solar, which option is best?

It really depends. Let’s explore some of the benefits of these 2 different solar installation arrangements.

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Peer Pressure for Solar Energy

Peer Pressure for Solar Energy

By: Lindsey Williams   |  1/21/15

Can peer pressure really effect buying patterns when it comes to solar? The answer is an astounding yes. Research published in the Journal of Economic Geography by University of Connecticut’s Marcello Graziano and Yale’s Kenneth Gillingham has shown that someone is almost 50% more likely to go solar if their close neighbor has solar panels installed. In fact, the findings even show that peer pressure has more of an effect on a potential customer going solar than socioeconomic and demographic factors.

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How Snow Affects Solar Panel Performance

How Snow Affects Solar Panel Performance

By: Austin Brentley   |  1/13/15

The basic mechanics behind solar photovoltaic (PV) technology are simple. Your panels capture direct sunlight and convert this free energy into clean electricity for your home or business.

But what happens during the winter when it’s cloudy, cold, and snowing?

Let’s take a look.

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