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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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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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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