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Solar for Academic Institutions

As electrical prices rise and school district budgets tighten, academic institutions are looking for ways to save money and reduce general fund expenditures. A non-taxable entity such as a school cannot take advantage of solar tax credits and incentives. With programs available through solar contractors like Eagle Point Solar, an academic institution (i.e. high school, […]


5 Questions to Help You Decide To Go Solar

Solar panels are no longer just for the wealthy and environmentally conscious. They are also for anyone interested in saving money by investing in a renewable resource that will always be there – the sun! There are many factors to determine if investing in a solar energy system makes sense for you. Much like making […]


A Guide to Solar Panel Warranties

When choosing your solar panels, spending a bit more for a premium tier-1 module can provide an additional layer of peace-of-mind knowing your purchase is backed by a strong manufacturer who stands behind their equipment. Quality tier-1 solar panels rarely break and generally require very little maintenance. Solar panel manufacturer warranties and installer workmanship warranties […]


What Is A Solar Group Buy and How Can I Benefit from Participation?

Deployment Around the World Solar is no longer out of reach; it is already in mass deployment around the globe from Germany to Wisconsin and down the street. Solar education is the key element in advancing this renewable energy technology. The first goal of a group buy is to raise the awareness of solar and educate the public. […]


Founder Transfers Ownership of Local Solar Company (Dubuque, IA)

Turning Over the Reins A decade after founding Eagle Point Solar LLC, the longtime owner and environmental evangelist of a Tristate solar business has turned over the reins to a new, local ownership group. Barry Shear founded Eagle Point Solar in 2010. During this period, Shear led and built the foundation and strategic growth initiatives for the Dubuque, […]


How To Save Energy While In Quarantine

Spending More Time at Home In the blink of an eye, the entire nation is spending more time at home – working, learning, and everything in between. For many, spending several more hours at home each day (often 4-8 hours) greatly adds to the certainty of knowing that higher, unpredictable energy bills will be making their […]


Solar Power in a Post-Pandemic World

What We’ve Learned From a Pandemic In an article on Forbes.com this month, Forbes points out that 10 years ago, solar power represented 1 percent of the world’s energy. Now, that percentage has grown to 9 percent and it continues to grow. Why? Energy is so cheap from solar power that we will end up […]


Installing Solar: Harnessing Solar Energy and the Benefits

A Popular Topic In recent media, renewables have become a popular topic, especially solar energy. We have seen everything from utility companies, municipalities, businesses, homeowners, and schools installing solar. We have also seen proposed legislation and changes in utility policies and energy rates. The higher demand for lower-cost energy, along with improvements in technology have […]