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Solar Panels in Historic Districts: Progress v. Preservation

Solar Panels in Historic Districts: Progress v. Preservation

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"I'm doing it to replace coal. I feel like this is the future. We should be driving down the street and seeing these on every house." Those are the words of Worthington, Ohio homeowner, Patrick Rogers, who finds himself at odds with the Worthington Architectural Review Board (ARB) on his desire to install 25 rooftop solar panels at his private residence. Rogers' 1959-built home lies in a historical district in Worthington, OH Before diving into the details of why Roger's is currently being kept from cutting his coal consumption, it should be noted that this story was first reported in a ThisWeek group article by Gary Seamon Jr. The background Back in July, Rogers contracted MOXIE to design and install an 8kW home solar energy system that would help him…
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7,332 Schools Now Use Solar Energy, and it’s Doing More than Just Cutting Costs

7,332 Schools Now Use Solar Energy, and it’s Doing More than Just Cutting Costs

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A new report from clean energy nonprofit Generation180 explores the use of solar energy in U.S. schools. Key findings of the report include: The number of schools with solar has increased by 81% since 2014More than 5.3 million students attend a school with solar7,332 schools nationwide now utilize solar power, making up 5.5% of all K-12 public and private schools These statistics tell us that solar energy systems are rapidly becoming commonplace in (and on the roof of) many of our nation's education centers. Still, with 94.5% of U.S. schools without solar panels, there's enormous room for growth. The question now is, should more schools go solar? To best answer this we should take a closer look at the impact of solar panels for this first 5.5 % of schools.…
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16 Interesting Solar Energy Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

16 Interesting Solar Energy Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

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Over the past several years, the popularity of solar energy for residential and commercial use has skyrocketed. The main reason for this is the irresistible combination of modern solar panel efficiency and current money-savings solar incentives. Going solar makes more sense now than ever before, and unless you live in Antarctica, you've probably seen solar panel systems pop up all over your town and wondered more about them. Are they right for you? That's a question best answered by an expert solar energy consultant. Still, these 16 interesting facts about solar energy will help put the idea of installing solar panels into perspective. 1. Solar power is the most abundant energy source on earth The amount of potential solar energy that falls on Earth’s surface in 1-hour equals the total…
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Commercial Solar Panels: 5 Reasons Business Owners Should Go Green in 2020

Commercial Solar Panels: 5 Reasons Business Owners Should Go Green in 2020

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Commercial solar panels continue to be a smart investment for a number of reasons. If you're running a business, and have thought about installing commercial solar in the past, right now is a great time to get started. Money-saving solar incentives are decreasing in value at the end of 2020, and installing solar will help reduce and standardize your business' energy costs from day one. The longer you wait, the more savings you're missing out on. Read on to understand all the reasons why adding solar panels to your 2020 business goals might be the brightest idea you've had all year. 1. Commercial solar incentives are soon decreasing The federal solar tax credit (ITC) is perhaps the greatest reason to get started on commercial solar panel installation right now. At…
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Generac PWRcell Installation Now Available from MOXIE

Generac PWRcell Installation Now Available from MOXIE

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New PWRcell battery storage system provides truly scalable backup home energy with unmatched raw power. There's an impressive new player in the growing solar + battery storage market, from a trusted company that's been around for over 60 years. The PWRcell battery storage system from Generac is a revolutionary solution for capturing and storing electricity. Now, MOXIE is a proud certified seller and installer of this powerful solar battery system. What is Generac PWRcell? Courtesy of Generac Generac PWRcell is a modular storage system that includes lithium batteries, a battery storage enclosure cabinet, a hybrid solar inverter, and the PWRview app for monitoring. PWRcell is compatible with any type of solar panel. PWRcell is a solution to rising energy costs, home electricity backup protection during outages, and a cleaner carbon…
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Understanding Your Solar Panel Payback Period

Understanding Your Solar Panel Payback Period

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It's no longer a question whether solar panel systems can consistently provide positive financial benefits over traditional electricity. Today, lower-cost and higher-efficiency solar energy systems allow homeowners and businesses to significantly lower monthly electricity bills, increase property value, avoid future energy rate increases, and get a positive return on investment (ROI). Best of all, this ROI, and the length of time it will take you to realize it is something that can be precisely calculated before you even start your solar panel installation project. Read on to learn more about the solar panel payback period and how to calculate yours. What does solar panel payback period mean? The solar panel payback period is a calculation that estimates how long it will take for you to “break-even” on your solar energy…
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3 Reasons Why 2020 is the Best Year to Go Solar

3 Reasons Why 2020 is the Best Year to Go Solar

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Over the past several months, self-sufficiency and financial soundness has been at the forefront of many minds. Baking, gardening, and investing in home improvements have all become more important than ever. And while tackling something totally new may seem overwhelming, right now might be the best time to consider installing a solar energy system. A proud MOXIE customer stands by his 2020-built home solar array Solar is one of the safest and most reliable investments you can make and MOXIE is the best solar company around when it comes to taking advantage of financial incentives and providing professional, long-lasting, and efficient solar panel installs (up to 3X faster than the national average). Environmental impact aside, here are the top 3 reasons why you should seriously consider going solar in 2020.…
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MOXIE Now Ranks as #5 Solar Installer in the Nation

MOXIE Now Ranks as #5 Solar Installer in the Nation

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BestCompany.com, a website dedicated to helping consumers make the best decisions on companies that deserve their business, has placed MOXIE at the #5 spot for best solar companies in America. Even though MOXIE isn't quite as large as some of the other companies on the list, we have naturally climbed our way to the top thanks to hundreds of positive reviews and feedback from our happy solar customers. "This is a huge honor for us since the ranking is mainly based on how a company is rated by its own customers which is something you can't fake," said Jason Hall, MOXIE Founder & CEO. "In this instance, MOXIE's customers are saying that they know they picked the right company and even with fewer customers to pull data from, our overwhelmingly…
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Feeling Powerless? Moxie Up with Tesla Powerwall and Solar

Feeling Powerless? Moxie Up with Tesla Powerwall and Solar

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Powerwall Energy Storage Batteries Are a Clean, Effortless, and Cost-Effective Alternative to Generators Whether caused by a hurricane, wind storm, ice storm, or other unforeseen events, power outages create a number of unwanted headaches for homeowners. If you don't have a quick, reliable, and sustainable backup power source, loss of food, communication, comfort, and safety soon follows. Generators have traditionally been the go-to solution for extended power outages, but recent advances in battery storage technology have resulted in a much smarter solution: energy storage batteries such as Tesla Powerwall. When combined with solar panels, Tesla Powerwall can help you keep your lights on and fridge cold no matter how long a power outage lasts. Tesla Powerwall vs Generator Battery backups, like Tesla Powerwall, offer the same backup power ability as…
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MOXIE Makes the 2020 Inc. 5000

MOXIE Makes the 2020 Inc. 5000

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For the 4th Time, MOXIE Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 743 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 639% Inc. magazine today revealed that MOXIE is No. 743 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. "We're extremely proud to be ranked among the fastest-growing companies in America for the 4th consecutive year. Our mission here at MOXIE has always been to lead the change to a more sustainable world. This award is a testament to the entire MOXIE…
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