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 […]

The pros, cons, and costs of installing a solar photovoltaic system

The pros, cons, and costs of installing a solar photovoltaic system As the cost of solar technology drops, more and more homeowners are considering buying or leasing rooftop solar panels. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy projects that 900,000 homes will feature solar installations by the year 2020. Properly sized, a solar photovoltaic system […]

Make Your Next Road Trip Fuel Efficient

Enjoy the open road while keeping your fuel costs low! It is officially summer. Both temperatures and gas prices have been creeping up in recent weeks, intense evening storms have been passing through, and social media is aflutter with selfies of friends embarking on long road trips—usually including at least one stop at a national […]

A Home Cooling Strategy for Lower Energy Bills

Hot weather has arrived, and you’ve likely used your air conditioner at least a few times already (if not more). But have you spent the time to ensure that it’s running as it should? And have you considered an overall cooling strategy that could help you run your air conditioner less, save money, and stay […]

A brief history of photovoltaic

The Discover of the Photovoltaic Effect  The photovoltaic (PV) effect was discovered by accident in 1839 when nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel. The French experimental physicist, discovered the photovoltaic effect while experimenting with an electrolytic cell made up of two metal electrodes. Findings Influence by the Photovoltaic Effect In 1873, Willoughby Smith discovered the photoconductivity of selenium, […]

How do we teach our children the meaning and importance of eco-awareness?

How do we teach our children the meaning and importance of eco-awareness? Here’s a few enlightening tips on educating our youth and preserving our environment. Connect with nature. Children already love to play in the dirt, so why not incorporate some learning into this activity? Plant a tree and watch it grow, or buy some […]

6 simple “greening” tips to cut your home’s energy use

Living greener doesn’t have to mean depriving yourself of life’s comforts. Small and simple changes can often make a big impact on your home’s energy use. And, spring is a great time of year to make such changes. Here’s a list of six, simple, cost-free things you can do to save energy and live greener this […]