Deregulated vs. Regulated Energy in Texas

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Living in Texas comes with a lot of perks: little-to-no snow, great tex-mex food, and less government regulation. Many parts of Texas decided they didn’t want to have their electricity provider be set for them by their local government and instead opted to have multiple companies compete for their business. In this article, we’re going […]

Solar Panels for San Antonio Churches

Solar Panels for Places of Worship

Places of worship play an important part of San Antonio living. They provide a place for a community to come together for a sense of belonging, education, and spiritual growth. Despite the value they bring us, temples, churches, mosques, and synagogues still have bills to pay. So what’s one way they can cut down on […]

Does the Solar Tax Credit Apply to You?

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Anyone looking into going solar has likely factored in the benefits of a 30% tax credit. That’s a large amount taken off the cost. But how do you know if it applies to you or even more importantly, will you ever get to take advantage of the credits? Fortunately, we may have some info that […]

The Best Solar Company in San Antonio

What does it take to be the best?

What does it take to be the best solar contractor? Cue Rocky Balboa theme song It takes experience. It takes dedication. It takes persistence. It takes the ability to get hit hard and to keep moving forward! … Well, maybe not that last one, but you get the idea. We consider ten factors that every […]

Solar Panel Lifespan

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Purchasing solar panels is often compared to purchasing a car. Some choose to pay for them upfront, while others rather finance them; both are expected to generate a ROI; and you need electricity for a dependable way to power your home, just like you need a vehicle for a dependable way for transportation; However, there […]

Where You Can Install Solar Panels

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There are many solar installation companies across Texas. With so many to choose from, why go with one that only offers solar panels on your roof? Though it is the most cost-effective option, if you don’t wany panels on your home you don’t have to install them there. Types of Solar Installation Companies Some solar […]

Three tips to Increase the Lifespan of Solar Panels

Solar Edge Pros Installation

Like most things in life, solar panels don’t last forever. Solar panels usually last between 25 to 30 years. However, they don’t just stop working after 25 years. They continue to work they just won’t be producing as much energy as they use to. There are some helpful tips that you can do to extend […]

Can Solar Panels Damage your Roof?

This is a common question that many, if not all, homeowners looking into solar energy ask. When solar panels are installed, the panels are securely mounted with steel racks and bolts. These racks that firmly hold the panels are bolted into the studs underneath your roof. So, the solar panels are going to be there for as long […]

Solar Energy Pros and Cons

With electric companies raising the bill and looking to continue to raise prices in the future, it’s time to consider going solar. But there are so many conflicting opinions about going solar; some people have great experiences while others have horror stories. Since going solar can seem a little scary, we come up with a […]

Waiting to go Solar is Costing You More Money

  Waiting to go Solar is Costing You More Money As prices continue to rise, the case to go solar has never been stronger! With inflation rates at its highest percentage since the 1980’s, how does that affect the price for a solar power system? With inflation, prices around the world are increasing and the […]

Telsa Powerwall or Enphase Battery?

Tesla Powerwall or ENphase Battery?

We often get asked why we do not install Tesla Powerwall backup batteries. Great customer service and customer satisfaction are important to us. From what we’ve seen thus far, Tesla needs improvement in both categories. There’s also an issue on the more technical side regarding how it goes through power cycles. Lastly, Tesla sells them […]

IQ-8s, Generators, Batteries Oh My!

Get Backup Power with Solar Edge Pros

A few weeks ago I heard going solar is a way of “harvesting” electricity. Isn’t that neat? It’s like farming, and in many ways going solar is a type of farming. We use solar panels to generate electricity just like a farmer uses their land to “generate” carrots, tomatoes, peppers, etc. Unfortunately, in terms of […]

A Breakdown of the 2022 Tax Credit on Solar

Solar Tax Incentives

Disclaimer: This article is intended to provide information on the federal investment tax credit for those interested. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other financial guidance, nor should it be the only source of information when making tax-related decisions. So, you’re interested in going solar and keep seeing conflicting terms about the tax […]

Best Direction for Solar Panels

A question that always comes up during an evaluation is where will the solar panels go. The first thing we look for  is the roof’s orientation. The more southern-facing your roof is, the more time in a day your solar panels will generate electricity. Why? Because Texas is located in the northern hemisphere , so […]

How Does Net-Metering Work?

So you’re interested in getting solar installed on your home or your business, but not sure because the sun is only up about 60% of the time. No need to fret, net-metering is the solution. One-For-One Energy Credit Net-metering (NEM) is how a utility company takes your excess energy generated and provides you an equal […]

How Much Does Residential Solar Cost?

Solar Edge Pros

Cost for Home Residential Solar Installation We get asked all the time – how much does solar cost? Homeowners ask to know how much are they going to save. Everyone in Texas is going solar to save money – so obviously – you want to know how much it costs. At Solar Edge Pros, located […]

How to Save Money on the Utility Bill with Solar Power

Are you wondering how you can save money on your utility bill with solar power? The average American family spends $2,060 per year on their utility bills. Of course, the amount you paid depends on your location, the kind of home you live in, the climate of your area, and how much you use in […]

Solar Panel 101: How Much Does It Cost to Power a House with Solar Panels?

As the demand for solar power rises, the cost for it varies. More companies are popping up offering their solar panel kits at different rates.  It’s hard to figure out how much it will cost you. That’s why we averaged out many of these costs in this guide.  Want to stop researching online: how much […]

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