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Earth Day 2022

Earth Day happens each year on April 22, and it's a great time to take action to help fight climate change. If you're looking for ways to make a difference for our planet, here are several ways to do just that on Earth Day – and any day!

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EnergySage Installer of the Year - Regional and Local

EnergySage announced the launch of its first-ever Installer of the Year awards. There are more than 500 solar, HVAC, and electrical installers in the EnergySage network, all of whom are vetted with rigorous standards, including national certifications, industry experience, and a history of high-quality service.

The 2024 awards program recognizes installers in the EnergySage Marketplace who consistently exceeded these criteria last year, which included customer satisfaction ratings, years of service, alignment with EnergySage values, and more.

Find out who the 2024 EnergySage Installer of the Year award recipients are.

Whether you’re curious about DIY solar installation to cut costs or you just want the challenge of a new project, you can certainly try your hand at building a solar panel system. We just wouldn't recommend it for most people. So before you grab your toolbox, let’s weigh the pros and cons of DIY solar panels to help you decide if the risks are worth the reward.

Find out DIY is the right option for you.

It takes 2,365 kWh of electricity per year to cool an average home in the U.S., according to an EnergySage analysis of a Department of Energy building database. What about the amount of energy an AC uses at any given moment? That can range from a few hundred to a few thousand watts, depending on the size of the system and some other factors.

Here are a few ways to make a quick estimate for an AC’s energy use.

Planning on switching to a heat pump when the time is right? What if your furnace or AC just croaked—and all of a sudden, that time is right now? Good news: You can (usually) convert your home to a heat pump on short notice.

Read our guide to last-minute heat pump conversions.

The EnergySage data team is excited to present the 18th edition of the EnergySage Intel: Solar & Storage Marketplace Report, covering the twelve months from January 2023 through December 2023. It delves into pricing trends, equipment preferences, Marketplace shares, and financing terms within the residential solar and storage marketplaces on EnergySage.

Explore the report's key findings.
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