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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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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MOXIE Partners with Local Businesses to Empower Eastern Iowa Healthcare Workers

MOXIE Partners with Local Businesses to Empower Eastern Iowa Healthcare Workers

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Update 4/3/20: Due to overwhelming support and appreciation for this program we have extended this offer to all healthcare workers living in any of the many MOXIE service areas. Necessity is the mother of innovation. In these uncertain times, a new one-of-a-kind program has been created to help ensure healthcare workers can take care of life’s necessary, yet time consuming and expensive tasks. Developed through a partnership of local businesses, including MOXIE, GreenState Credit Union, New Pioneer Co-op, Crescent Electric, and Relion Insurance Solutions, the EMPOWERMED Program provides Eastern Iowa healthcare workers with significantly discounted solar energy systems (at or near MOXIE’s cost) and an immediate $1,000 for grocery delivery, childcare, house cleaning, or anything else they may need. MOXIE, a leading solar panel installation company headquartered in North Liberty,…
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