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One persistent myth about alternative energy is that solar panel degradation makes solar installations uneconomical. Like lots of myths, there is a kernel of truth to this criticism. Solar panels do, in fact, degrade over their lifespan. But, the rate at which they degrade tends to be so small that even at the end of their… Continue Reading The Lifespan and Performance of Solar Panels
By mtvSolar | May 24, 2018
Solar power has a reputation for environmental friendliness, and for good reason. A solar panel generates energy by converting sunlight into electricity without emitting the greenhouse gases and other pollutants that come from burning fossil fuels. Even some renewable energy sources can have negative environmental impacts as they generate power, such as the light and… Continue Reading Keeping Solar “Carbon Debt” to a Minimum
By mtvSolar | May 22, 2018
Battery storage was extremely expensive just a few years ago. Now that the prices for lithium packs have fallen by over half in the last year alone, the option to add a battery to your system is much more accessible. This somewhat technical article goes into the options available and why we would recommend one… Continue Reading Retrofitting Existing Grid-tied Systems With Batteries
By mtvSolar | May 16, 2018