Understanding Solar System Calculations & Wattage Needs

Understanding Solar System Calculations & Wattage Needs

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Wondering how many solar panels it will take to power your home or business? You're in luck! This post is dedicated to helping you properly size your solar panel system and also understand basic solar energy measurements and terminology such as kilowatt and kilowatt-hour. Although MOXIE will walk you through all the important steps of sizing your system in detail, having a solid understanding of the basics will only make the process easier. Plus, we truly want you to fully understand the ins and outs of solar power! Quick note: This post explains how to calculate the number of solar panels you need to offset your average electricity usage. While this is the most common way to size a solar panel system, it's not your only option. Read our recent…
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Is Solar Energy Reliable Enough for My Home or Business?

Is Solar Energy Reliable Enough for My Home or Business?

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How reliable is solar energy? It's an important question for people considering the switch to solar because we live in a fast-paced, energy-dependent world. When it comes to your home or business, there is no time for power outages or lack of available power. Although it's a broad one, there are two main ways to look at this question – "resource reliability" and "production reliability". Resource reliability is about the availability of the energy source (sunshine) and its ability to regularly reach your panels. Production reliability is more about the ability to consistently turn that sunshine into usable electricity. This production mainly depends on the dependability of the solar system hardware (panels, inverters, wiring), as well as the quality of the solar energy installation. Of course, there must be a…
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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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Protect Yourself from Power Outages with Solar Battery Backup

Protect Yourself from Power Outages with Solar Battery Backup

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If the power went out in your home today, what would you do? No lights, no internet, no TV, no freezer, and no way to charge your phone. Even opening your garage door becomes a challenge. And that expensive security system you have? Well, let's just say it won't be catching those pesky porch pirates anytime soon. Losing access to usable energy is a situation no one wants to think about, but one that happens quickly and without warning. These days, losing power in your home is more than just an annoying inconvenience – it's something that can cause immediate loss of connection, productivity, money, and even safety for you and your family. Luckily, there's a way to put the power back in your hands and prevent this from ever…
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Everything You Need to Know About Grid-Tied Solar Systems

Everything You Need to Know About Grid-Tied Solar Systems

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Table of Contents 1. What is a Grid-Tied Solar System? 2. How Does Grid-Tied Solar Work? 3. Advantages of Grid-Tied Solar 4. Drawbacks to Grid-Tied Solar 5. Grid-Tied Systems with Battery Backup 6. Benefit of Having Solar Battery Backup 7. The Bottom Line If you’ve been thinking about installing solar there are many reasons to get started today, including: Saving MoneySaving the EnvironmentIncreasing Property ValueStandardizing or Eliminating Utility BillTaking Advantage of Tax Credits and Incentives In order to achieve these universally appealing goals, you have a couple main options – installing either a grid-tied solar system or an off-grid solar system. At MOXIE, we primarily install grid-tied solar systems. This is mainly because we’re laser-focused on helping our customers save the most money right away while also setting them up…
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