All summer long, the solar panels on your Vernon Hills roof pumped out electricity as you scoffed at the utility company and its costly electric bills. But now, with winter setting in, they’ll have the last laugh of 2019. After all, solar panels don’t work in winter, right? Wrong! Solar panels do work in winter. […]
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When done right – sized, located and installed properly – a solar energy system is a great way to reduce your reliance on utility companies and, eventually, to achieve energy independence at your home or office. State and federal governments know this and provide incentives to further inspire home and business owners to ‘go solar.’ […]
It was a full house last Wednesday, April 24, at McHenry Public Library when Paul LaBarbera, a preeminent authority on solar energy and the CEO for Magitek Energy Solutions of Johnsburg, came to the podium to share his expertise on the viability of solar energy systems as solutions for area residents and businesses. LaBarbera opened […]
Solar Energy event at McHenry Public Library 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, will help you determine if Solar Energy is a viable option for you and your home or business.
Adding a solar energy system to your home is a great way to clip the leash that ties you inexorably to the utility company that sells you electricity. With solar panels on the roof, you’re capturing the UV rays of the sun and converting them to electricity. It’s very much as though you have your […]
The days are growing longer making this an excellent time to put a solar array on your roof. With net-metering you’ll have a chance to save credits through the summer that you can draw on next winter.
Solar energy scams are a problem but, if you’re a wise solar energy shopper, and do your research before buying a solar energy system, you can avoid the scam artists.
That’s true: solar panels are the gift that keeps on giving and giving. Maybe you already have solar panels on your roof. Maybe you’re thinking about putting solar panels on your roof. But, imagine if you could put solar panels on mom and dad’s roof. Imagine if you could surprise your son or daughter with […]
How durable are solar panels? Technology is largely disposable these days. How long will you keep your cell phone? For one thing, in a year or two, it’s outdated. For another thing, by that time, it’s worn out. The operating system is comparatively ancient, the buttons are touchy and, sometimes, nonfunctional and the screen is, […]
The addition of a solar array to your home or office is a wise investment that, over time, can pay for itself, and all the more quickly when energy prices go up. Once you’ve made the decision to consider a solar array installation, however, it’s essential that you continue to approach the idea with […]