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The #1 way to reduce your Total Cost of Ownership

The only true way to lower your total cost of ownership is to reduce utilities bills. The Principle, Interest, Taxes (PITI) and Insurance that make up you mortgage is effectively fixed and, in most cases, will increase due to taxes and/or insurance hikes. So, aside from refinancing to lower your monthly payment, utility bills are […]

James Mitchell Energy Efficiency, Green Education

Will solar panels get cheaper?

As with most technology, we can absolutely expect to see the price of solar panels continue to drop. That said, when considering economies of scale, we are getting to the point where the highest installation expense for solar panels is not the equipment but the labor. With the increased rate of adoption, rapid acceleration of […]

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Tips for Timing Efficiency and Renewable Energy Updates

Timing Is Everything! You wouldn’t put your shoes on before you socks, right? Or to shift our thinking toward your home, you wouldn’t put in new floors the week before painting the whole interior? There is a proper sequence of events when facing a home improvement project. Updating the home’s performance is no different. Here […]

James Mitchell Energy Efficiency, News, Solar

How much does it cost to get solar panels?

What’s the out of pocket expense of solar panels? In 2016, we continued to see the cost to install solar go down, to the tune 12%. The national average  cost to install Solar PV in 2016 was between $3,000 and $4,000 per Kilowatt, with the average system being 5kW. That puts the average total cost […]

James Mitchell Energy Efficiency, News, Renewable Energy, Solar

TESLA: A Look at the Solar Shingle

Tesla’s new solar shingle is quite possibly the sexiest thing in renewable energy and the future of our homes. “The goal is… to have solar roofs that look better than a normal roof, generate electricity, last longer, have better insulation and actually have an installed cost that is less than a normal roof plus the […]

James Mitchell Energy Efficiency, News, Renewable Energy, Solar