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Energy Storage Means Energy Independence

Posted on: July 29th, 2021

Battery Storage for your Home Energy storage has long been considered the key to a stable grid powered by renewables and is rapidly increasing in popularity. Specifically, residential battery storage has seen skyrocketing demand, as it offers many benefits to solar homeowners. Regardless of their region, energy needs, or system size, solar for the home…

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Cincinnati’s Energy Equity Investment

Posted on: June 24th, 2021

Cincinnati is Building the Country’s Largest Municipally Led Solar Array As the price benefits and affordability of solar are becoming more well known, more and more individuals and organizations have begun utilizing solar. Knowing these benefits, the City of Cincinnati is embarking on a project that will become the largest municipally led solar array in…

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Hidden Benefits of Solar

Posted on: June 16th, 2021

There Are More Benefits To Solar Than Most People Realize Solar panel installation has become more and more widespread throughout the United States. In 2019, there were more than 2 million residential, commercial, and utility-scale solar installations. By 2024, it is projected that 2.5% of all US homes will have solar installed. As solar installation…

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Solar Policy for Everyone

Posted on: April 12th, 2021

The world is in the midst of an energy revolution. Growing concerns over climate change have accelerated a transition to natural fuel sources over the past few decades, and there’s no turning back now. Countries around the globe have set Net Zero Goals for the near future, with some countries introducing policies that will completely…

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Solar Energy’s Community Impact

Posted on: January 21st, 2021

Solar energy is a renewable resource that has the potential to power our Earth in a way that minimizes damage to our environment. In the last blog from Solar is Freedom, we discussed the overall negative environmental impact that fossil fuel energy has on the planet. We learned about the potential of solar energy as…

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Solar Energy’s Environmental Impact

Posted on: December 23rd, 2020

Global climate change and its negative impacts that occur as a result of non-renewable energy sources pose risks that all humans are now facing. Oftentimes it seems that people defer speaking on the topic and ignore the consistent contributions all of us humans make to the decline of the environment. Metaphors sometimes make it easier…

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Why Go Solar NOW

Posted on: September 24th, 2019

Over the past ten years, the cost of solar (in present value) has fallen 81%. It should come as no surprise that during this period, the capacity of solar power has increased 26x. Hundreds of homeowners and businesses in Columbus, Cincinnati, and the greater tristate area have taken control of their energy bills by having…

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Why Does Your Electric Bill Get More Expensive?

Posted on: September 10th, 2019

Have you ever opened your electricity bill and wondered, “why is this so much higher than last month?” I’m here to answer that question. There are four main contributors to the bills you receive: Fuels, Infrastructure (power plants, transmission lines, etc.), Weather Conditions, and Regulations. In some parts of the country, your bill can also…

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A Simple Solar Comparison: Milk

Posted on: August 27th, 2019

What would you say if I told you that you could buy milk at today’s market price for the next 20 years, and then you would receive free milk for 5 years after that? Assuming you don’t plan on taking up a new fad diet that restricts you from drinking milk, you’re almost certainly going…

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One Commonly Asked Question about Solar

Posted on: August 13th, 2019

Question: “If I get solar, will I need batteries to make it work?” The answer to this question is No. Systems installed in the Midwest very rarely have or need to have batteries. The reason why you do not need a battery is that we are putting the energy directly back into the grid at…

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