Episode 9 – Tesla! Tesla. Tesla?

On this episode of The Solar Dudes Podcast we review everything Tesla. Tesla, and Elon Musk, are in the news now on almost a daily basis. On this show we attempt to cover the extent of their product line, from the cars to the batteries to the solar roof tiles. Musk, being a great marketer means everyone knows about Tesla, but what about the more detailed info we don’t know?

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Episode 7 – Can I Install Solar Myself?

On this episode of The Solar Dudes Podcast we identify the advantages and disadvantages of installing your own solar energy system. We start at the first step in the process of understanding your previous usage history, and move to the layout and estimated system production. Having the system identified, there are still a few challenges that lie in our way including, utility applications, permitting, HOA submissions, the technical side of design considerations, financing and warranties.

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Episode 6 – The History of Solar

On this episode of The Solar Dudes Podcast we explore the history of solar. Starting in the 7th century B.C. solar has had a global impact. While still in the 500-1 B.C era the first battery had already been created in the middle east. Quite a long time later we finally understand the photovoltaic effect which leads to the creation of the first solar cell and then module. The solar story continues into present and we also explore the future of solar.

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Episode 5 – The Politics Surrounding Solar

On this episode of The Solar Dudes Podcast we explore the politics surrounding solar. With the everyday news being filled with political posts and articles, we tackle some of the politics that are particular to the solar industry or the renewable energy industry as a whole. This includes understanding the role of the EPA and the new Trump administration changes, the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), Net-metering, renewable energy credits, job growth, and some final discussion regarding democratic versus republican viewpoints on solar.

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Episode 2 – How to Shop for Solar

When shopping for solar it’s hard to know the right component choice as well as who to pick to do the work. On this episode of The Solar Dudes Podcast we talk about:

– How to Choose the Right Components
– Panels
– Inverters
– Installation Methods
-Other Parts and Pieces
– Best Practices
– Choosing the Right Contractor
– GO SEE THEM
– Questions to Ask

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