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Farms going solar are a growing trend in Illinois. Knowledge of incentives and project financing is critical to helping farm owners maximize their savings.

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What is the difference between a kW and a kWh?

When you start researching solar panels for your home or business you start seeing kW and kWh everywhere, but what …

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How fast do solar panels degrade?

Like all electrical devices, solar panels degrade over time.  Climate, use, and maintenance alter their life expectancy. Remarkably, solar panels …

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Optimizing New Construction for Solar

Are you planning to build a new home, commercial office, our outbuilding? If so, it’s a great time to add …

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What are the Various Components Affecting an Individual Solar Project’s Cost?

“How much does solar cost?” It is a question we get all the time. The short answer is that it …

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How many solar panels do I need?

Have you ever wondered how many solar panels you would need for? Well the answer is it depends on your …

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Roof Mounted or Ground Mounted System? That is the question.

Have you been looking into solar and cannot decide whether you want a ground-mounted system or a roof-mounted system? Here’s what …

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Tis the Season – How the Change In Seasons Change Your Solar Production

Fall seems to have come and gone pretty quickly as the Midwest recently experienced some snowstorms. How does that impact …

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Is your roof ready for solar? Find out!

Have you ever looked at your roof and wondered, is it a good roof for solar? Turns out that is …

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What happens with my utility when I go solar?

The utility that serves your community has a big impact on how solar will look for your home or business. …

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Ask The Solar Genius: Tips For New Builds

  Luke from Madison County asked, “I’m planning a new build and considering putting solar on my roof. What do …

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