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10 Questions to Ask Before Going Solar in Charlotte, NC

10 Questions to Ask Before Going Solar in Charlotte, NC

We know firsthand that installing solar panels in Charlotte, NC is more popular than ever before. If you’re planning to go solar in Charlotte, NC as well, our team here at SHS Pros is here to help you prepare for your project. Below, we’ve outlined the most important...

Introducing GAF Energy’s Solar Shingle Roof Solution

Introducing GAF Energy’s Solar Shingle Roof Solution

Finally, a beautiful and cost-effective solar shingle roof has arrived!!! Is this the moment we have all been waiting for?  With GAF Energy's solar shingle roof, we finally have a BEAUTIFUL and COST-EFFECTIVE solar roof option for homeowners. SHS is proud to be a GAF...

How long will solar panels produce power for?

How long will solar panels produce power for?

Solar panels are designed to produce electricity for a long time, typically ranging from 25 to 30 years. However, their lifespan can vary depending on various factors such as the quality of the panel, the installation process, and the weather conditions in the area....

Has solar gotten sketchy?  

Has solar gotten sketchy?  

The good side of being in the solar business is helping customers reduce their electricity bills, save money in the long term, and protect themselves against blackouts (with an optional battery).  The bad side is being associated with an industry that has frequently...

Calculating Your Household Energy Usage

Calculating Your Household Energy Usage

Have you just moved into a new house and don't have any previous electricity bills to use as a reference point? Calculating your energy use might seem like a daunting task, but it's actually quite straightforward.   The first step is to determine the square footage of...

Roof Replacement FAQs

Roof Replacement FAQs

Many of us don’t give our roofs much thought until the worst happens. But, if your roof is more than 20 years old, it’s time to start paying more attention to it. By being proactive, you can help avoid dangerous and expensive water damage by replacing your roof before...

Different Types of Solar Panels for Your Solar Panel Installation

Different Types of Solar Panels for Your Solar Panel Installation

The popularity of solar power continues to rise, with a 34% increase in residential solar panel installation projects from 2020 to 2021. Are you thinking about scheduling a solar installation for yourself? Before you do, it’s important to learn more about the...

The 5 Key Energy Stages After Solar Panel Installation

The 5 Key Energy Stages After Solar Panel Installation

If you feel like your energy bill is higher than ever, you’re not alone. The price of electricity rose by an average of 14.3% in 2022, which has many homeowners wondering if now is the right time to schedule a solar panel installation to help them reduce costs in the...

The Most-Trusted Exterior Remodeling Company in Cornelius, NC

The Most-Trusted Exterior Remodeling Company in Cornelius, NC

When Cornelius, NC homeowners want to update their home’s exterior, they know that SHS Pros is the only name to trust for the job. We are a trusted exterior remodeling company in Cornelius, NC, and for more than 20 years we’ve been providing home improvement services...

Solar Video Resources

Wondering about Enphase’s “Sunlight Backup” option available with the IQ8 microinverters?  Watch this video from YouTuber MySolarHome USA, which gives a thorough description of the product:

Questions about the equipment required to run “Sunlight Backup” with the Enphase IQ8 microinverters.  Here YouTuber Texas Solar walks through the equipment required:

Many DIY solar homeowners end up regretting some of their decisions with installation.  That’s why you should go with professionals like SHS. Check out the regrets of YouTuber Justin’s Projects:

Having a hard time understanding “net metering”?  Net metering is a complicated subject, and different for every power company.  Watch is video from Edison Electric explaining their form of net metering:  

As well as this video from Con Edison:  

Are backup batteries worth it when you install solar?  Here is a professional take on the issue from Pacific SunTech:

In solar, the issue of shading losses gets complicated, fast.  Here is a good video from YouTuber Gary Does Solar which separates myth from fact regarding shading: