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Solar Loans 101

Mosaic’s new home solar loan offering is the last piece to the puzzle for a complete solar finance ecosystem for homeowners. As the price of installed solar power has dropped precipitously over the past 5 years from $10/watt down to around $3/watt, solar enthusiasts and more recent converts have decided to “go solar.” Residential solar installations in the past required a large upfront investment by the homeowner since financing in the past was largely unavailable. The price of a solar ...

How to Know if Solar is Right for Your Home?

Because I’m in the solar industry, friends and neighbors often ask me whether they should go solar. I usually tell them to go ahead and get a free home solar quote because doing so is so easy and will give them a wealth of information. In the meantime, I suggest they consider four basic questions: 1. Are you paying too much for electricity? Most utilities force heavy electricity consumers to pay at a higher rate than “baseline” consumers. Home solar arrays are typically sized to ...

A New Way For Homeowners To Go Solar

RGS Energy and Mosaic announce that they have partnered to launch the Mosaic Home Solar Loan. The new loan program provides a simple and affordable means for American homeowners to finance ownership of their residential solar system. What if you want to put solar on your roof but can’t spare the cash to buy it? What if you want the independence and financial benefits of owning your system rather than leasing it? There’s a simple answer to these questions: solar loans. Today, RGS Energy ...

How to get your solar rebate?

When it comes to your home, there are a few factors that determine the value of your investment. The first three (which we have all heard from every gushing realtor) are location, location, and finally, location. What the realtors fail to tell you, however, is that the fourth and perhaps most important ingredient is timing; and when it comes to your house and switching to solar energy, the time is now. Since the 1990’s the Department of Energy (DOE) has been granting government solar ...

All About Solar Inverters: Central Inverter vs. Microinverter

Solar power in recent years has become completely modular and that is great news for potential system owners. In the olden days, it was necessary to buy not only solar modules but batteries as well. This dramatically increased the cost of your basic system. In 1991 SMA Solar Technology (the world’s largest solar equipment company) produced the first solar “grid-tied inverter.” Solar inverters remain key to all solar projects. The grid-tied inverter is the piece of equipment ...