What to Look for When Buying a Residential Solar Panel System
This guest post was written by the team at Infinite Energy. They have a list of 10 questions to ask a solar panel salesman before you commit to buying anything. Mapawatt also has an introduction to Residential Solar PV installation in our Education section!
Power4Patriots says on their title page that they are going to show you a, " 'Weird' trick to slash your power bill and beat Obama's electricity monopoly for good". The narrator, Frank Bates, says he lives outside of Nashville, TN and if Frank is a real person, he does his best to prey on your fears and tries to convince you that President Obama is behind a massive conspiracy with the power companies to raise your power bills.
From the Skystream 3.7 website:
"Designed for homes and businesses, the Skystream 3.7 paved the way as the first compact, all-inclusive personal wind generator (with controls and inverter built in) designed to work in very low winds."
Before you jump in and decide on a wind turbine, there are two thing you should do first:
Portable Power Storage with ReadySet
Powerhouse Solar Shingle
The Dow Solar Shingle system consists of 3 main parts:
- Dow Powerhouse solar shingle array
From the Dow Solar Shingle pamphlet:
• Protects as a roofing material and provides renewable energy.
• A custom-designed, building-integrated photovoltaic solution for asphalt-composition shingle roofs that installs flush with asphalt shingles.
Breaking News: Only idiots say solar panels don't work
Recently someone sent me the article by Bill Gunderson in The Street titled Solar Panels Don't Work.
Buy or Lease Solar Panels
This post is from guest writer Don Lloyd, the author of an important book on geothermal heat pumps (featured here on Mapawatt): "The Smart Guide to Geothermal—How to Harvest Earth's Free Energy for Heating and Cooling" from PixyJack Press. It is a detailed analysis on what you need to look for in order to compare buying vs. leasing a solar pv system for your home.