What is Net Metering?

Many new solar system owners may come across a term called Net Metering, and wonder if it’s available in their neighborhood or business. Net metering allows residential and commercial customers who generate their own electricity from solar power to feed electricity they do not use back into the grid. The meter spins forward when a customer […]

3 Ways Solar Energy Programs Are Helping Achieve President Obama’s Climate Goals

Since President Obama took office in 2009, U.S. solar energy capacity has grown more than twenty-fold. And solar stands to grow even more — with renewable energy capacity in the U.S. slated to reach as much as 28 percent by 2030. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, announced earlier this year, is an […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]