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Leasing vs Buying a Solar Energy System

If you are looking for ways to reduce your energy bill or to become less dependent upon the grid, you are probably researching solar energy systems and the costs associated. There are several different payment options for you to choose between: Lease: Renting a solar system from a third party. Solar leasing is when a leasing company installs a solar system with no upfront cost…

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Are Increasing Cyber-Attacks Leaving You Vulnerable?

Cyber-attacks are not as uncommon as most people may think. The fact is that cyber-attacks happen daily, and large cyber-attacks are very real threats that deserve to have more attention focused on how to eliminate the threats, or at the very least how to decrease the impact. Just this month there was a large cyberattack that forced the temporary shut down on a major pipeline…

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Choosing a technology for home energy system with storage: DC coupled vs AC coupled

What exactly is AC and DC coupling? These are ways that solar panels are coupled or linked to a battery system or energy storage. The connection between the solar panels and the energy storage system can use either alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC)—two types of voltage which transmit and conduct electricity. AC is when the electricity flows back and forth rapidly in both…

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Be Empowered By a Solar Battery

Summer is quickly approaching and with it also comes hurricane season. Taking a proactive approach and getting prepared ahead of time ensures that you and your family are ready for whatever comes your way. In the past, preparing for storms meant gathering gallons of bottled water, flashlights, batteries, and candles just to name a few. These are still considered important to have on hand, but…

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