Unbound Solar Sponsors The 2021 Recycle Challenge

In honor of Earth Day 2021 and our ongoing mission to provide cleaner energy for future generations, Unbound Solar is proud to announce our latest initiative with The Atrium, a creative innovation center for sustainability based in Sacramento, CA. We believe in empowering people through education, which is why when a group of artists from … Continued

Do Solar Power Tax Credits Benefit Businesses or Homebuyers?

The federal solar tax credit significantly reduces the cost of installing solar for millions of Americans. It allows homeowners to claim 26% of the cost as tax credits. However, the tax credit does not always apply to homeowners. In some cases, business owners can be eligible to claim the solar power tax credits instead. It … Continued

Understand Solar Panel Building Regulations

How Do New Solar Panel Building Regulations Impact My Business and Clients? Solar panel building regulations are becoming increasingly prevalent across the U.S., and homebuilders need to adapt their building processes to comply. California recently passed legislation requiring all new single-family homes to be equipped with solar-ready equipment.  Other states, including Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, Colorado … Continued

How To Install Solar Panels For Builders

Complete Solar Installation vs. Solar-Ready Home A solar-ready home is a new home equipped with specific features to make solar panels easier and more affordable to install in the future. Conversely, a complete solar installation involves mounting a solar panel system on a new build or an existing structure. Certain features must be included and … Continued

6 Benefits of Solar Technology Installation for Builders

The solar energy industry has experienced tremendous growth in the past few years. The National Solar Job Census estimated that nearly 250,000 people were employed in the industry in 2019, and this number is expected to double in the next five years. The construction industry has an opportunity to benefit from this solar boom. As … Continued

Event Recap — Straight Answers on Solar 3/25/2021

There were a lot of great questions asked during the live Q&A portions of our ‘Straight Answers on Solar’ live event series that took place on March 25th and 27th, 2021. Unfortunately, we ran out of time before we could address them all — so we wanted to take some time to answer the ones … Continued

10 Essential Tools for DIY Solar Installation

By Kristen Chapple, editor and content creator at EcoPeanut.com As the price of non-renewable energy continues to fluctuate, more and more homeowners are switching to renewable energy sources. And among the available renewable electricity sources, solar energy is the most abundant and affordable. Plus, the idea of cutting down the monthly electricity bill and increasing … Continued

What Does PERC in Solar Mean?

There is a lot of excitement in the solar industry about PERC technology. If you’ve heard the term, but aren’t completely sure what it means, you aren’t alone. PERC stands for Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell technology. Depending on where you look, you may also see it referenced as Passive Emitter and Rear Contact.  Although … Continued

Solar Tax Credit Extension: Approved at 26% for 2 More Years

In December 2020, the United States Congress passed a spending bill that includes an extension for a solar tax credit. Thanks to the $1.4 trillion federal spending package, property owners who begin solar installations in residential, commercial, industrial, and utility-scale market segments through 2022, will qualify to receive a solar tax credit at 26%. The … Continued

Are Solar Panels Worth It in 2021?

The solar industry has experienced rapid growth in recent years. In 2009, less than 20GW of solar capacity was installed worldwide. In 2021, that number has skyrocketed above 480GW—a rate of 24x growth in just over a decade.  That growth has been made possible by rapid technological advancements. In the same timeframe, the cost of a fully … Continued