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Top 15 Solar Powered Home Designs, Plus their Costs in 2022

2022-01-16T06:51:01+00:00January 15th, 2022|Design, Energy Efficient Homes, Going Solar|

Fossil fuels like oil, natural gas, and coal (used primarily for electricity generation), are no longer the sole sources of energy for homes today. The third millennium is becoming increasingly more focused on renewable energy sources as a viable alternative to fossil fuels. In fact, PV solar power is one of the cheapest and most [...]

High Efficiency Solar Panels for Homes: Costs and Comparisons

2022-01-16T06:56:48+00:00January 14th, 2022|Going Solar|

Most average monocrystalline PV solar panels for residential rooftops offer efficiency ratings between 17% and 19%, with a typical power output ranging between 250 and 300 watts per panel. High-efficiency solar panels bring efficiency ratings between 20% and 23%, with a typical energy output ranging between 350 and 400 watts per panel. Cost-wise, most midrange [...]

Tesla Solar Roof Cost, Current Wait Times, Other Solar Tile Options

2021-08-02T00:53:23+00:00August 1st, 2021|Energy Efficient Homes, Going Solar, Green Home Ideas, Home Energy Systems|

Tesla Solar Roof is currently on the version “V3” of its solar tile roof that was initially unveiled in 2016. Tesla’s BiPV (building integrated photovoltaics) solar tiles are made of hardened glass containing photovoltaic solar cells for energy generation. The latest iteration of the Tesla solar roof unveiled in October 2019 came with a promise [...]

Top 20 Big Ticket Home Improvement Ideas and Their Costs

2021-06-22T08:04:51+00:00June 13th, 2021|Architecture, Decks and Porches, Design, Energy Efficient Homes, Going Solar, Green Living, Home Additions, Home Improvement Costs, Remodeling Ideas|

Spring is just around the corner, which means that now is the perfect time to start planning to tackle your next major home improvement project! 😉 With that being said, here the top 20 big ticket home improvement ideas, plus their costs including materials and professional installation. 1. Building a Garage: Detached vs. Attached There [...]

Pros and Cons of Installing Solar Panels: Costs & Solar Panel Options

2021-07-31T21:25:28+00:00May 2nd, 2021|Going Solar|

Are you considering installing photovoltaic solar panels on your home's rooftop to generate clean electricity for your home? If so, read on to learn more about key advantages and disadvantages of harnessing solar energy by means of PV solar panels, thin-film laminates, solar thermal panels, and more! via GeekBeat.tv Advantages The benefits of going solar [...]

2021 Outdoor Solar Garden Lights Costs, and Pros & Cons

2021-04-28T08:00:28+00:00April 28th, 2021|Going Solar, Landscaping Ideas, Solar Garden Lights|

You can Brighten Up Your Garden With Electricity-Free, Solar Garden Lights; here is how: Being able to make the most of your garden area, whether it is simply a small patio, or an extensive area of greenery and flowers, is something that most people would love to do! There is nothing better than relaxing and [...]

Top 10 Home Addition Ideas, Plus their Costs: PV Solar Power Systems, In-ground Swimming Pools, Dormers, Kitchen Extensions & More!

2021-05-02T09:37:16+00:00December 24th, 2020|Design, Going Solar, Home Additions, Remodeling Ideas|

Are you in the process of planning a home addition or major remodeling project for your home? If so, it’s imperative to know ahead of time just how much a new addition or a particular remodeling upgrade will cost and what value/property appreciation it will contribute to your home. By RNB Design Group Here is [...]

11 Best Green Home Improvements and their Costs for 2021

2020-12-24T13:44:47+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Going Solar, Green Home Ideas, Green Living, Home Additions, Home Improvement Costs, Net Zero Energy Homes|

Some green home improvements make more practical and financial sense than others. The upfront cost is always an understandable concern. However, many green home upgrades will eventually pay for themselves through long-term cost savings and increased resale value of your home. Other eco-friendly updates may never justify the upfront cost of investment, however they can [...]