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SolarEdge Energy Bank Battery Review

SolarEdge Energy Bank Battery Review

SolarEdge, one of the top names in solar technology, has just released details about its SolarEdge Energy Bank Battery. The residential battery is the latest in solar battery technology, but how does it stack up against the competition? The 10 kWh SolarEdge Energy...

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sonnenCore Battery Review

sonnenCore Battery Review

While sonnen might not be the biggest name in batteries or battery backup, its sonnenCore battery definitely proves a strong competitor on the battery scene. The 10 kWh sonnenCore battery is a great option for homeowners. But determining if it is the right battery for...

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SolarEdge Energy Bank Battery: What We Know

SolarEdge Energy Bank Battery: What We Know

SolarEdge, one of the biggest names in solar technology, is set to release the SolarEdge Energy Bank with an expected release in Q1 of 2022. The Energy Bank is SolarEdge's latest residential battery backup system. It hits the market at a time of peak battery demand,...

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Solar Within Reach 2021 Updates

Solar Within Reach 2021 Updates

The Energy Trust of Oregon has announced updates to Solar Within Reach, a solar incentive program for income-eligible Oregon residents. Discount rates and income eligibility standards have been updated and are reflected in the chart below. Solar Within Reach provides...

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Is Your Roof Too Shaded For Solar Panels?

Is Your Roof Too Shaded For Solar Panels?

When thinking about installing solar panels, one of the most important things to consider is roof shading.  Shading can have a huge impact on the energy production of your solar panels. That’s why it’s so important to know how much your roof is shaded and how it will...

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Can An HOA Prevent Solar Panel Installation?

Can An HOA Prevent Solar Panel Installation?

Many Oregon homeowners are excited and ready to install solar panels until they ask themselves one question: Can my HOA prevent me from installing solar panels? While Homeowners Associations are a good tool to maintain property values and ensure a nice looking...

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What Are Bifacial Solar Panels

One of the latest developments in solar technology is bifacial solar panels. These solar panels can absorb light on both the front and back faces of the panels. This increases the efficiency of the solar panels, but it’s not the best solution for each situation. What...

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How Solar Panels Help Fight Drought

How Solar Panels Help Fight Drought

As the summer months approach, most of the western US and other parts of the nation are in drought conditions. This is especially true across the American South and West, where record low rainfall has contributed to major drought concerns. And in Oregon, nearly the...

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Oregon Announces New Solar+Storage Incentive

Oregon Announces New Solar+Storage Incentive

The Oregon Department of Energy has allocated $10 million for a new Solar+Storage Rebate Program. The new Oregon solar incentive will promote solar energy and battery storage, as well as provide greater solar access for low- and moderate-income households.How Much Is...

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