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Top 5 Advantages of Residential Solar Power Systems

In Raise Your Solar I.Q., Residential Solar by The LeverEdge

Over the years, The LeverEdge has helped thousands of homeowners reap the benefits of solar power technology easily and affordably. We do this through our network of expert dealers—home energy efficiency experts who are dedicated to the enduring promise of renewable energy. We are often asked what the most significant benefits are when it comes to owning a residential solar …

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A Brief History of Solar Power Technology

In Raise Your Solar I.Q. by The LeverEdge

At The LeverEdge, we believe in using technology to improve lives—whether it has to do with enhancing water quality, reducing energy consumption, or helping people breathe cleaner air. In this post, we’re taking a brief look at the history of solar power technology. How did we get so far in such a relatively short period of time? A Look Back …

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Why Do Solar Power Systems Need to Be Monitored?

In Raise Your Solar I.Q. by The LeverEdge

By now, most people have a basic understanding of what a solar power generation system is. Simply put: it involves using the power of the sun to general electricity. Most residential solar power systems are composed of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels that produce moderate amounts of electricity during exposure to sunlight. More panels means more electricity generated, and especially more …

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3 Reasons Why Now Is the Time to Install a Solar Pool Heating System

In Raise Your Solar I.Q., Solar Advice by The LeverEdge

Solar pool heating represents the pinnacle of pool heating technology but at a price point that is manageable for homeowners. LeverEdge dealers around the country specialize in designing, shipping, and installing high-quality, long-lasting solar-powered pool heating systems that help you get the most out of your pool for more months out of the year. Fall is the opportune time to …

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Product Spotlight: Residential Solar PV Kits

In Raise Your Solar I.Q., Residential Solar, Solar Advice by The LeverEdge

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems allow you to significantly reduce your electricity costs by using the natural energy produced by the sun. While this may seem like a simple feat in the current era, the technology behind it is anything but! It takes a lot of high-end engineering and electrical component innovation to produce all-in-one solar PV kits that can begin …

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What is CDMA-Enabled Inverter Monitoring?

In Raise Your Solar I.Q. by The LeverEdge

For solar-derived electricity to be usable by the grid (or the home, or the industrial facility, etc.), it needs to be in the format of Alternating Current, or AC, power. However, all PV solar panels natively produce electricity that is in the Direct Current, or DC, format. To resolve this, power inverters are used to convert DC to AC power. …

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Can You Really Heat Your Pool for Free?

In Raise Your Solar I.Q., Residential Solar by The LeverEdge

It sounds like a proposition that is too good to be true: enjoy the benefits of a perfectly heated pool without paying for it. Is this really the case? In this article, the solar experts at The LeverEdge are answering this question by taking a close look at the Solar Hydronics pool heating system and using it as an example …

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The Top 5 Benefits of Solar Water Heaters

In Raise Your Solar I.Q. by The LeverEdge

Are you trying to decide if solar water heaters are worth the investment? They have a ton of benefits, and for some people, they may be a better option than traditional solar panels. Others may consider adding solar water heaters in addition to regular solar panels. To help you decide if solar hot water heaters are right for you, let’s …

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The Top 5 Benefits of LeverEdge Solar PV Kits

In Raise Your Solar I.Q. by The LeverEdge

If you’re interested in going solar, you’ve likely heard about ‘all-in-one’ solar kits that include everything you need to start tapping the power of the sun for your home or business. At The LeverEdge, we believe that making an investment into solar power should come with as little risk as possible with as much reward as possible, which is why …

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Solar: The Energy Source as Old as Time

In Raise Your Solar I.Q. by The LeverEdge

It’s been there for as long as anyone can remember. It’s free and is unlikely to disappear anytime soon.  Our age-old friend, the Sun.   But surprisingly, it has only become popular as an energy source in recent years.  The Times They Are A-changin’ The volatility of the oil supply industry and fragility of the politics and economics surrounding it have …