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 3 – How to Pick the Right Battery Setup for You

What can battery systems do?

Backup the home, off grid solutions, safe rooms, demand/kWh mitigation.

Explanation of the Parts and Pieces –

Batter Types, Battery Manufacturers, Inverters/Charge Controllers, With or without Solar.

Whats the financial impact/payback?

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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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Episode 1 – How to Save Money on a Demand Rate Plan

On this first episode of The Solar Dudes Podcast:

How to Save Money on a Demand Rate Plan Using Solar Energy

– What is Demand?
– Highlights of a Demand Rate
– How Solar and Demand control work together to save you money
– Attainability of Solar (Who is it good for/Who is it not)

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