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Don’t Wait Until You’re Saying “I Wish I Had Solar”

Keeping your electricity bills down can be difficult, especially as energy costs continue to rise. These rising energy costs have many homeowners looking to alternative sources of energy like solar to power their homes.

Are you watching your electricity bills go up, while your friends and neighbors reduce their bills by switching to renewable solar energy? With solar rapidly rising in popularity here in the Mid-Atlantic region, now is the time to think about how much you can save by going solar.

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Endeavor to Persevere

Keeping pace with the ever-changing landscape within the solar industry is a daily task.  The new tariff on modules and cells announced last week is yet another bump in the road we must overcome.

To provide some perspective, when Standard Energy first began operations in the mid-Atlantic region in 2004, the cost per installed watt hovered close to $10.  Incentives were minimal or non-existent and the cost of electricity was artificially low due to regulation.  Significant challenges to say the least. » Read More

The Value of Clean Vs. Dirty Energy

For every 1,000kWh of energy your system produces, or is estimated to produce, you will be granted one Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC). An SREC can be sold much like a share of stock. There is an SREC spot market they would be sold in that fluctuates. You will never be issued a certificate for your SREC’s. They are kept track of electronically. » Read More