Study Shows Solar Boosts Home Values

by Duane Peterson, SunCommon Co-President Vermonters looking to go solar often ask us at SunCommon about the effect on their home’s value.  For most of us, our biggest lifetime investment is our home and we naturally want to protect it. ...

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Featured Solar FAQ: What should I do about snow on my solar panels?

"The first winter with our new solar panels, I went out after every snow storm and meticulously cleaned off our panels.  It was so exciting to have them!  But after the first month, I lost steam and didn’t get...

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Featured FAQ: How do you size a solar system?

At SunCommon, we aim to completely replace a home’s electric bill with solar power. To figure out how many panels your home needs, we’ll take a look at your current electric bill and work with you to think through...

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Building a House with Solar in Vermont

Are you building a house with solar in Vermont? Here are the details you need to pay attention to when building a solar home. 1. Direction of Your Roof (Azimuth) First, because we live so far north on the planet, the...

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Solar FAQ: What Makes for the Optimal Solar Home?

We’ve yet to meet someone who doesn’t love the idea of saving money and going solar. So, we've come to find out that if it were possible, all Vermonter’s would power their house with solar. Unfortunately, not all houses...

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Featured Solar FAQ: Should We Wait to Go Solar?

Maybe better technology will come along. Should we wait to go solar? We live in a fast paced world of technology where nothing is stagnant and “new” is always the focus. Yet for the decades that I've been following renewable...

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Featured Solar FAQ: Vermont Weather

Most Vermonters know that the sun provides us with plentiful, renewable, sustainable and clean electricity. Yet, we’ve heard from many people who wonder if the weather in our northern state works well for solar. The short answer is…yes, you...

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