04 Aug Ep. 45 Straight Up Solar
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1:00 Adam introduces Doug Munsch and Emma Gilmore
1:41 How did Doug Munsch go from being a yoga instructor to working with Straight Up Solar?
2:45 How has Straight Up Solar grown since its founding in 2006?
3:25 How did Emma Gilmore get involved in the solar industry?
5:55 Why should someone get solar?
6:45 Is solar always installed on roofs? What are solar ground mounts?
7:30 Are there financial benefits to going solar? Is solar just about protecting the environment?
8:20 How is solar different in Missouri compared to other parts of the world?
9:45 Buying solar is comparable to buying a car
10:00 Is the price of solar constantly going down?
11:50 What solar tax credits are available? What was proposition C?
15:50 How much money does solar save?
17:10 How long does it take to get your money back from installing solar?
18:40 Will a current piece of solar technology become outdated?
21:22 Where do most homes get their energy from?
23:32 What are photovoltaic panels? What are agrarian systems? What are utility scale systems?
24:25 What are the environmental benefits of solar?
27:14 How can people be more efficient with their energy usage?
28:15 What is the impact of solar panels on the life of the roof?
29:40 How are solar panels uninstalled and reinstalled?
30:30 How does solar basically work?
35:00 What is net metering when it comes to solar?
37:40 A Glendale homeowner had solar panels and an electric car charging station
38:50 How do real estate agents think about solar?
40:50 Contact Straight Up Solar at 314-218-2663 or 844-97-Solar
42:15 How does Straight Up Solar use Google Maps for the first solar consultation?
43:15 What does the solar calculator on Straight Up Solar’s website tell you?
44:07 What is energy independence? What is living off the grid?
43:25 Are there HOA rules regarding solar? How can you prepare your neighbors for your solar panels?
47:10 What is the Illinois Solar Homeowners Bill of Rights?
48:10 What is a solar water heater?
49:20 Are Tesla solar panel shingles available yet?
50:35 What do modern solar panels look like?
53:15 How do solar power battery banks create more energy independence?
55:05 What is the shelf life of solar technology? When is a solar module considered to be dead?
55:50 Do solar modules still produce energy when covered by snow?
57:35 What is group-buy, co-op, and community solar? What is a solar bulk buy?
1:00:00 What is a NABCEP certification?