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When does the federal tax credit for solar power expire

The Federal Tax Credit for Solar begins to phase out at the end of 2019. To get the full credit, you must install and have permission to operate (PTO) by December 30th, 2019. It can take a long time to get PTO, so it's smart to…
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8min

Solar power facts: 10 things you should know

There are important 10 solar power facts that you need to know before going solar. These facts will ensure you know how to get the most savings from your solar system. You can still get a bill after going solar. Learn how to keep those bills…
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3min

Sacramento Utility District hits solar owners with new fees

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is levying new solar-only fees that will charge home solar system owners based on the size of their system. According to SMUD, the new fees are meant to charge solar owners for something they already pay for, grid maintenance.
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5min

Support the Solar Bill of Rights: Make your voice heard

SB 288, The Solar Bill of Rights would protect home solar owners from unfair utility rate changes and other practices. Home solar system owners must have a voice in Sacramento because utility companies have their lobbyists speaking for them. This article tells you what you can…
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Solar power buying vs leasing: Which is better

You save the most money by buying your solar system. Buying your system also adds value to your home. However, leasing is the way to go if you can't or don't want to finance your system. With a lease, you'll still save a lot of money…
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2min

Freedom Forever is bringing solar power to Illinois

Freedom Forever is coming to Illinois and we're bringing solar savings! Beginning in June, homeowners in Illinois will be able to go solar with confidence, thanks to our 25-year production guarantee! Illinois is offering some of the best incentives to go solar in the nation. The…
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How many solar panels does it take to power a house

You can determine how many solar panels it would take to power your house by gathering some basic information and using a free tool provided by Google called Project Sunroof. Or you can do it the easy way and hire a pro to do it for…
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2min

Solar panels vs. solar roof: Which is better

Are solar roof tiles a better investment than solar panels? That could be the case if you need to replace your roof if you insist on maximum curb appeal. Otherwise, you're most likely to get the highest return on your investment from solar panels
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7min

10 things you should know before installing solar panels

By asking yourself these 10 things you should know about before you go solar, you'll better be able to talk to your solar power dealer, solar power installers and others who are involved in the solar power installation process. By asking the right questions you get…
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4min

How does a grid-tied solar system work

Grid-tied solar is the most popular options for homeowners going solar. The homeowner's solar system is connected to the grid. During the day, the system generates power which is fed through the home's meter into the grid. This either reduces or eliminates the amount the homeowner…
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5min

How zero-down financing works for solar systems

Freedom Forever offers several zero down financing options for going solar. You can finance your system with a zero down loan. We also offer excellent rates for solar leases and PPA solar plans for those who don't want to take out a loan. Regardless of your…
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Grid-tied solar vs off-grid: Which is the better investment

Many homeowners dream of going off-grid. But does going off grid make financial sense? The short answer is: Not yet. For now, you get the greatest return on investment by going with a grid-tied solar system. In fact batteries only make sense for homeowners who pay…