Replacing Your Roof? Now’s a Great Time to Add Solar!

Residential Solar Panels

Are you considering replacing your roof? If so, now is the perfect time to add solar panels to your home or business. Not only will you be upgrading your roof, but you’ll also be taking advantage of the many benefits of solar power. At Impact Solar, we’re here to help you make the switch to […]

Can Solar Panels Be Installed in the Winter?

Solar panels can be seen on the roof of a home during winter. Snow is all around and it appears to be extremely cold.

A question that our team is often asked is, “Can solar panels be installed in winter”? Most people think solar panel installations can only be done during the spring and summer, but that’s not the case. Solar panels can be installed throughout the year, and installing solar panels in the winter is actually an excellent […]

Using Solar Power to Charge Your Electric Car

A tesla charges near solar panels.

Homeowners can power their houses using energy converted from sunlight through solar power. However, can you charge an electric car with solar panels? Absolutely! Whether it’s charging a car or a smartphone, solar systems can provide energy for both. Even a home with only ten panels can provide enough power to charge the battery of […]

Is Solar Power Right for Me?

A residential home is pictured with solar panels installed on the roof. The home is light green with a brown roof. It looks to be built during the mid-20th century.

Apart from adopting a clean energy source, there are many advantages to switching to solar. The cost of both solar panels and installation is dropping, and technological improvements are making them more effective than previous models, leading many to go solar.  But are solar panels worth it? More often than not, absolutely. However, there are […]

Things Every Homeowner Should Consider Before Installing Solar Panels on Their Roof

Two workers install solar panels on a residential roof.

If you’ve been thinking about installing solar panels on a home, there are several things to consider before doing so. Installing solar panels is a great way to save money on electricity and generate renewable energy that doesn’t harm the environment. Yet, homeowners should consider all aspects of a solar panel installation before moving ahead […]

Solar Panel Recycling: How It’s Done and Why It’s Vital to the Environment

A father, mother, and toddler are sitting looking at a solar panel. They are smiling as the father points to the panel.

As more families and businesses seek environmentally friendly energy alternatives, more solar panels have been produced and installed into homes and buildings as a clean energy source. However, with more panels in use, the more material waste there will be when they are no longer usable. Therefore, it is vital for solar panel owners to […]

What is Net Metering, and How Does it Work?

Residential Solar Panels

If you’ve signed up to install residential solar panels in NJ, or other states, you might encounter the term net metering. This system is a unique feature that homeowners can partake in that can let them use their solar panels for more than just powering their own home. Here’s everything you need to know about […]

The History of Solar Power Usage

Residential Solar Panels

In 1979, during the energy crisis, President Jimmy Carter had solar panels installed at the White House — they were later removed by President Ronald Reagan and reinstalled by President Barack Obama. However, the history of solar panels stretches back thousands of years to ancient Egypt, perhaps even earlier. Learn more about solar power history […]

How Often Do I Need To Replace My Solar Panels?

Solar panels on NJ roof.

Over the last few years, solar panel installations have grown exponentially in New Jersey. Solar power systems are a great investment for homeowners who are looking to save money on energy bills while helping the environment. However, just like any other investment, they, too, require proper care to maintain their performance for as long as […]

What Direction Should Solar Panels Face?

contractor installing new solar panels

To be their most effective, solar panels should face south. This is because the sun is its fiercest in the south, at least in the Northern Hemisphere. Since positioning your solar panels correctly is fundamental to getting the most out of your solar system, it’s important to get the positioning just right. But this involves […]