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Solar Panels Increase Property Values

Increase home value 3-4% by installing a solar panel system Multiple studies have shown that homes with solar panel systems are valued and sold at prices above similar homes in their area. Early studies focused on established solar markets such as California found that home values increase by four percent or more when homes are […]

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Sustainability Matters

Ecohouse Solar recently installed a small solar electric system for a customer near Lancaster, Ohio. This customer had just finished building a “Passive” house and we added a solar array. The home is powered almost completely by clean solar energy. A Passive house is designed to be super energy efficient. It incorporates design concepts that […]

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How should I finance my solar system?

One of the most common barriers homeowners face when deciding to go solar is the upfront investment it takes. The strength of the investment is easy for installers like Ecohouse to quantify, but still it takes money to complete. In fact, that is one of solar’s great advantages: that by owning a small power plant, […]

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It’s A Beautiful View From A Roof

  In our daily work at Ecohouse, we get the chance to roam around on roofs, providing us a unique opportunity to breathe fresh air, and to get a sense of scale of the neighborhoods where we work.   It also provides a sense of scale of what I like to call the “solar window,” […]

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Columbus Seeing Steady Growth in Solar Installations

Columbus may not be what anyone thinks of as a solar energy hotbed – especially in the midst of another gray and cold central Ohio winter – but local experts say that interest in solar panels is growing across both the residential and commercial sectors.   Read more

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Solar Panels in Columbus? How to Know if They Would Work on Your Home

The first question that solar installers and other advocates of solar energy in Columbus often get asked is a simple one: isn’t it too cloudy here for that to work? The answer is an emphatic no, they say. Although it may take longer to reap the financial rewards of installing solar panels on your roof […]

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Why I choose to change my career to solar

I am Jeff Miller, the newest member of the Ecohouse team. I’d like to share my personal journey on how I arrived to this point. Hopefully it will inspire someone to get in the PV industry. In the winter of 1986 I received my BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. I did not get […]

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Maintenance Of Your Solar Electric System

If you already have had solar panels installed, you are enjoying the great benefits of solar, such as low electric bills and lower carbon footprint. To keep these great benefits going for as long as possible, you want to make sure all of the solar equipment is working as intended. Solar equipment is designed to […]

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There is enough sun for solar to work in Ohio?

At Ecohouse Solar, we hear from many people who think there is not enough sunshine in Ohio for solar panels to really work. This seems to be a common misconception. The winters in Columbus are definitely cloudy, but as a solar system owner I can say that there are plenty of sunny days, even in […]

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What To Do Before Buying A Solar Electric System

The most important thing you can do before going solar is to make your house or office building as energy efficient as possible.  Energy efficiency may not be as flashy as solar, however it makes sense to improve energy efficiency, because the payback for energy efficiency improvements is much faster than the payback for solar, […]

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Ecohouse is committed to the highest level of service for our customers and to using high quality solar materials on all of our installations. Our work and our solar products are designed to last for 25 years or more and come with warranties to match.

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