How much solar do I need to get for an Electric Vehicle?

Many of you have made the step into living a greener lifestyle and own an EV (electric vehicle). You might have even considered solar power for your home recently. The connection between the two go hand in hand. Thinking about charging an electric car with your residential solar array? For starters, you need an electric […]

Store the Suns Energy with Battery Backup Systems

What if you could readily capture energy of the sun, and use it at a later time?  The truth is you can, by equipping your rooftop solar (PV) system with battery backup. With the rising cost of energy, homeowners are searching out new ways to reduce their dependency on the electrical grid.  Grid-tied battery backup […]

How does the Federal Tax Credit work for Solar, and how long will it be available?

If your’e a homeowner inquiring about incentives, the federal tax credit helps offset the total installation costs of your solar system. Here is some information about Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), and talking points to help with finalizing your decision to go solar. Homeowners may claim a credit of 30% of qualified expenditures for a system […]

Google’s making it easy for you to get solar panels onto your roof

Adding solar panels to your roof can be frustrating, since it’s often difficult to know if your home receives enough light to justify the investment. Google Maps, however, has satellite, navigation and sunlight data for every property in the world, so it’s ideally placed to tell you how many rays hit your home on a […]

What types of roof can you install Solar on? (Comp, tile, metal, flat) 

Roofs come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. If your roof is made of metal, spanish tiles, or asphalt, solar panels can be installed on virtually any roof. Installing on composite shingle is very quick where as installing on spanish tile requires different mounting systems and may take longer. Composite Asphalt shingle (sometimes referred to as […]

Leasing or Buying Solar?

Solar prices have dropped while local utility costs have continued to rise. This has motivated many homeowners to seriously consider buying or leasing solar. The U.S. Department of Energy projects that 900,000 homes will feature solar installations by 2020. With the right solar photovoltaic system, it can reduce your electricity bills by 50 percent or more. […]

What is a Solar PPA?

There are many financial decisions that need to be addressed when considering solar for your home. Traditional options are cash up front, but for some, that may not be a viable option. With the rising demand from families to live a more eco friendly lifestyle, third-party finance companies are playing an essential role in providing […]

What’s the difference between a single inverter and a micro inverter?

A solar inverter is a crucial component in a solar power system. As a homeowner, it is very important to know the different components of the solar system in your home. For instance, what is the difference between a single inverter and micro inverter? Before we can tell you the difference between a single inverter vs a […]

What is the process of installing a Solar System

As a homeowner, it is very important to understand the process it takes to install a solar system in your home. Finding the right contractor and preparing your home are just some of the steps to take before installation. Skyway Electric and Solar contractors are fully licensed, bonded, with certified electricians that are qualified to install solar […]

What are the different Types of Solar Panels?

As a homeowner, you’re always considering ways to improve the value of your home. Solar Power is an excellent way to reduce the carbon footprint and use renewable energy for your electricity needs. When you start thinking about investing into solar panels, some might be unsure of which type to choose. There are number of different types of […]