Denver Business Journal Names Gilman to Top Women in Energy List
Megan Gilman, the President of Minturn-based Active Energies, has been named to the Denver Business Journal’s inaugural list of the Top Women in Energy. The honor was announced at a reception held in Denver on October 29 and appears in this week’s edition of the Denver Business Journal.
Homebuyers Make Solar Top Among Home Improvements
The Impact of Solar on Your Home's Value
A new study headed by Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory and the Appraisal Institute shed new light on the embrace and return on investment evident in home with photovoltaic solar energy. The study represents the most comprehensive analysis to date on sales of homes equipped with solar photovoltaic panels, intended to fill a gap in understanding of solar by real estate and appraisal professionals.
How Your Usage Impacts Solar Payback
What to look at when calculating solar payback
People commonly remark that they either use too little or too much electricity to have a reasonable payback on photovoltaics, but this comes from a misunderstanding of how the savings from solar work.
Does Solar Make Sense for a Second Home?
The electrons don’t know if you’re home or not
Many second homeowners wonder how cost effective solar panels are for their second home versus their primary residence. The quick answer is – it’s the same. Here’s why:
The solar panels don’t realize if a homeowner is around or not – they just produce their maximum amount of power and feed it back into the home and the grid. Each kWh produced is worth the same amount, even when no one is home.