Did you know that this year marks the 40th anniversary of the most famous installation of solar panels in American history? Solar panels weren’t such a common sight on the roofs of American homes in the 1970s, but in 1979 they were installed on the roof of the most famous home in the United States. The story of the first solar panels at the White House took many twists and turns and although they were controversial at the time, they helped start the solar revolution in this country. GreenLeaf Solar wants to tell you this story from the 20th century and wants to show you how it resonates in the 21st century.
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Where Are We Now
There are many reasons why you might want to join the solar revolution. You may be trying to get long-term savings on your electricity bill, or you may be motivated to reduce your carbon footprint and be kinder to the planet. But there is one question that runs through the mind of anyone who considers installing solar panels in their home. How will this affect my property value? [Read more…] about Solar Panels and Property Value
At GreenLeaf Solar, we know that even our most committed customers are going to have questions about their solar power. You may know that solar energy can reduce your electric bill and even earn you a profit in some cases. You also know that you’ll be doing your part to help the planet by reducing your dependence on fossil fuels. There’s a lot of benefit to solar power, but GreenLeaf understands that our customers will want to know about the nuts and bolts of how Solar Panels work. One question that we often receive has to do with solar panel maintenance.
Everyone needs a little direction in life. Statements like that are often philosophical and refer to things like career paths, academic choices or family decisions. But sometimes the question, “What direction?” has very practical applications. If you’re taking a car trip, you’re going to need a GPS or a map to figure out what direction you’re heading. When you book a hotel, you might want a room facing in a particular direction to bring in or keep out sunlight. GreenLeaf Solar also wants you to know that the direction of sunlight has an obvious impact on solar panels and the question of knowing which direction your panels should face is a question we often hear.
You’ve probably heard solar described as the “energy of the future.” That may make you think of all sorts of complicated technology that you might see in a science fiction movie, but in truth, the ideas behind solar panels have been around for a long time. Solar panels are not as complicated as they may seem, but Greenleaf Solar wants you to know that solar is still the energy of the future. That’s because it makes more and more sense to install solar panels to save money and to be kind to our planet.