In a previous blog post, we introduced how batteries can supplement solar and wind energy to provide power even when the sun isn’t shining, or the wind isn’t blowing. There are several types of batteries available; in this blog, we will delve into some of the different options for both[...]Read More
In 2017, the state of Indiana changed their solar energy policy for the Investor-Owned Utilities in the state, IP&L, Indiana-Michigan, NIPSCO, and SIG&E. The current policy limits the size of the system you can install to 1 MW (1,000 kW) or large enough to meet your annual electric needs,[...]Read More
Illinois has become a hotbed for solar energy in the last couple of years for two main reasons: their net metering policies, and SRECs.
The state of Illinois has a renewable energy policy that legislates the policies for the state’s Investor-Owned Utilities, Ameren, MidAmerican, and ComEd. [...]Read More
The second-best thing about solar is the maintenance…there is none. I have the responsibility of filling out a number of our customer’s Project Performance Reports (the end of the year reporting that goes along with obtaining a REAP Grant). This paperwork consists of information fields aimed to[...]Read More
When making the choice to go solar the most common questions are how much, who to hire and what product to buy. So, let’s answer a question with a question. What is most important to you, the home owner? Aesthetics? Overall value? Peace of mind? Price?
In offering SunPower products Harvest[...]Read More
One of the major drawbacks of wind and solar energy is what happens when the wind isn’t blowing or at night when the sun isn’t shining? Currently, solar and wind users are still connected to the electric grid through a process called “net metering.” Still being connected to the grid means that[...]Read More
As the Sales Manager for Harvest Energy Solutions in the state of Ohio, I have spent a lot of time thinking about the best way to explain what it is that is so great about solar energy… Let’s face it, there is not a whole lot to look at when studying a solar array. There is nothing that you or I[...]Read More
There are many ways a solar system can be incorporated into your home, farm, place of business, and other applications. Harvest Energy Solutions recently installed a 50-Kilowatt Elevated Carport Solar System for Country Chevrolet Buick & GMC, in Benton, KY. When considering ways to help reduce[...]Read More
In 2010, China wanted to grow their market share of solar panels in America and Europe. This caused many small, new manufacturers to pop-up and flood the market with cheap solar panels, putting American and European manufacturers out of business. As a tool to aide consumers, Bloomberg New[...]Read More