Do Solar Panels Save Money?

Do Solar Panels Save Money?

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A Look at Your Solar Panel Savings Potential and the Cost of Not Going Solar Of all the reasons to install solar panels, none have a more direct impact on you than the potential to save money. But is it really true? Do solar panels save money? Can the switch to clean, renewable energy really provide benefit to both our planet and your bank account? It may sound too good to be true, but the answer is yes. With over 12 years of solar installation experience, we've seen it happen for our customers time and time again. Still, solar panel installation is something that requires a careful, strategic plan that's backed by real data and customized financial planning. For you, the individual considering solar panel installation, it requires a long-term…
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Is My Roof Good for Solar?

Is My Roof Good for Solar?

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5 Things to Consider When Installing Rooftop Solar If you're interested in installing solar panels on the roof of your home, garage, barn, or other structure – "Is my roof good for solar" is one of the first questions you should ask. Once installed on your roof, those panels will be up there for decades. So, one of the first steps of your free MOXIE solar consultation will be considering the pros and cons of your roof as it pertains to quality, uninterrupted solar energy production. Here are 5 things you should think about when considering a rooftop solar installation. 1. What is your roof made of? Asphalt shingles are common for residential roofs and this type of roof is ideal for roof-mounted solar panels. A metal roof, clay tile…
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5 Factors that Affect Your Total Solar Panel Installation Cost

5 Factors that Affect Your Total Solar Panel Installation Cost

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"How much does solar panel installation cost?" It's a question we hear all the time. The short answer is that it varies. There is no one size fits all approach to solar installation. The cost of your solar project will vary based on factors like: How many solar panels do you need to meet your energy/financial goals? Would you like your panels on a roof or on the ground? What type/brand of panels and inverters would you like? Do you want any addon options such as energy storage batteries or an electric vehicle charging station? What solar incentives (rebates, tax credits, renewable energy credits) are you eligible for? If you aren't sure about the answer to any or all of these questions, don't worry. Installing a solar energy system seems…
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20 Examples of Ground Mount Solar Installation

20 Examples of Ground Mount Solar Installation

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Ground mount solar differs from rooftop solar in a few key ways. A few weeks ago we shared examples of rooftop solar installations completed by MOXIE. But sometimes, whether it's tree shading or simply lack of physical space, rooftop solar isn't able to achieve your goals for installing solar. The benefits of ground-mounted solar include greater control over production (our site surveying team uses a variety of tools to determine the most sun-kissed part of your property) and of course, you can build much larger arrays on the ground than you can on most roofs. Keep in mind that ground-mounted arrays often cost more than rooftop arrays due to the extra mounting hardware they require. Our team works with you to understand your situation and provide you with a variety…
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Why Install Solar Panels?

Why Install Solar Panels?

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5 Goals You Can Achieve by Going Solar Are you considering installing solar panels? There are many great reasons to do it. However, the best reason for one person may not be the same reason for you. This variance is why no two MOXIE solar systems are built the same. Each is custom-designed by our in-house solar engineers to achieve your unique goal(s) based on your unique location. Identifying your goals will help you get the most out of your system while also ensuring you don't over-invest. Think of it as the classic story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. A system that's too weak, even slightly, won't reach your energy production goals. One that is too strong could unnecessarily hinder the ability to recoup your investment (most systems reach…
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Why the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day is the Most Important One Ever

Why the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day is the Most Important One Ever

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On this Earth Day 2020, most humans find themselves stuck inside. Meanwhile, mountainsides are emerging, waterways are clearing, and wildlife is flourishing. Amidst all that is happening in our world right now, there’s a "green lining" to it all. It was just 52 years ago, when the crew of Apollo 8 first gave us a brand-new perspective on our planet. For the first time in history, humans saw full-color images of Earth from the far side of its moon. A truly spectacular view of our great planet from the outside looking in. William Anders, the photographer and an astronaut on that mission, summed up the moment by saying, “We came all this way to explore the Moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth.”  The iconic "Earthrise" photo was…
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12 Excellent Examples of Solar Panels for Barns

12 Excellent Examples of Solar Panels for Barns

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It doesn't get much more American than solar panels on barn roofs For over a decade, MOXIE has been helping farmers and rural landowners install solar power systems on their barns and workshop buildings. In fact, some of the first solar installs MOXIE ever did were for farmers in Eastern Iowa. Their positive feedback and real energy-saving results are what have motivated us to continually educate rural landowners on the benefits of installing solar. Today, we're proud to be helping folks all over the country harvest the sun, save money on energy bills, and also reduce their carbon footprint. Here are 12 recent MOXIE solar panel installs on barn roofs. 1. Seed Building with 52.44 kW Rooftop Solar System MOXIE installed this large solar energy system on the roof of…
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Uplifting Stories on the Early Impact of EMPOWERMED

Uplifting Stories on the Early Impact of EMPOWERMED

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Healthcare Workers are Going Solar & Saving Big with MOXIE. Just over two weeks ago, MOXIE and a coalition of sponsor businesses showed support for our heroic healthcare workers by announcing the EMPOWERMED Program. Since then, the response and appreciation has been overwhelmingly positive and altogether heartwarming. From Iowa and Illinois to Texas, the EMPOWERMED Program has already helped families in the healthcare industry secure at-cost solar installations and an immediate cash payment of $1,000. Today, we want to take a step back from talking about solar and simply share a few of the uplifting stories from healthcare workers who have found support from EMPOWERMED. Kathy, the Urgent Care Clinic Worker in Iowa Kathy actually works two jobs, at both an urgent care clinic AND a medical transcription company. Needless…
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Top 5 Reasons to Choose MOXIE for Your Solar Installation

Top 5 Reasons to Choose MOXIE for Your Solar Installation

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If you read last weeks article, you already know that right now is a great time to install solar. Energy rates will soon be going up and federal incentives will be going down. The reasons for drawing a line in the sand with the utility company are more than evident, and solar energy has proven to be an investment that pays off for homeowners, business owners, and farm owners alike. But, what am I thinking? If you're reading this you probably already know all the great benefits of installing solar. You need no convincing, but simply want to know "what's the best solar company to go with?" Well, as biased as it may seem – we truly believe the answer is MOXIE. With all the experience we have on our…
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Does Installing Solar Still Make Sense Right Now?

Does Installing Solar Still Make Sense Right Now?

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If you're one of the millions of Americans currently hunkering down at home, you're probably using more electricity than normal. You might be wondering if installing solar panels is still a smart investment, given all the present uncertainty. Certainly, we know that residential energy rates have steadily risen by 15% over the past 10 years – this is one of the many reasons why going solar is widely considered to be an intelligent financial investment. But what can we expect from the future? How will Covid-19 affect energy costs? Despite the significant increase in binge-watching Netflix shows, the overall demand for energy is actually falling during this novel crisis. Sure, your household is likely consuming more energy than normal, but those massive sports centers, concert venues, and 50-story corporate buildings…
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