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December 22, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

Rooftop Solar: Resources to Help Determine if your Home is a Candidate

  • July 5th, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

Resources to determine if your home is a candidate for solar

As you begin your solar journey, one of the first steps is to determine whether your home is a candidate for rooftop solar. Several resources are available to give you an early assessment of the feasibility of solar for your house. Though a solar professional will evaluate multiple factors like roof type, roof condition, the direction your home faces, and the region you’re in, solar calculators and estimators are a good way to begin setting realistic expectations for how a solar power system could contribute to your energy needs. Read the rest of this entry »

December 22, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

Industry News: NREL Report Says Nearly 40% of U.S. Electricity Could Come from Roof Mount Solar

  • April 13th, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

According to a recently released report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, almost 40 percent of U.S. electricity could come from rooftop solar. This three year study, which looked only at the potential of rooftop photovoltaics, indicated that rooftop solar was capable of 1,118 gigawatts—almost double their 2008 estimate of 664 gigawatts. These numbers reflect the overall growth of the solar industry and point to new advancements in solar mounting that make rooftop solar an efficient energy solution for many. Read the rest of this entry »