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Why Comparing Solar Quotes is Not “Apples to Apples”

Price.  Price per Watt.  Monthly payment amount.  These are a few financially-driven metrics which customers may consider when comparing different quotes from solar providers. However, price alone can be deceiving. You may have heard the phrase “You get what you pay for,” and in many cases that’s true. In many others, the highest cost provider […]

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How will solar power and Net Metering affect my utility bill?

Once solar is installed on your home or business, the power runs any electrical appliance being used. This includes air-conditioning, lights, computers, televisions, and possibly your stove, hot water heater or furnace. Using solar energy instead of electricity from the grid decreases your electric bill. If your home or office needs more energy than your […]

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Have you considered a cash-out refinance?

 It could be a great time to refinance. Why not add solar with a cash-out? Today’s markets are seeing some volatility, without a doubt. Many people with substantial stock portfolios are looking for ways to shelter themselves from this kind of risk moving forward. Because rates have fallen significantly, many are also finding it a […]

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Customer Spotlight: Dr. Longya Xu

Dr. Longya Xu is an IEEE Fellow and professor at The Ohio State University. He became an Ecohouse Solar customer in 2015. We installed a 5.6 kW solar electric system on his home in Dublin consisting of 20 SolarWorld 280W mono modules with a SolarEdge 6000A inverter. Ecohouse recently added squirrel guard to protect his […]

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The Ecohouse Solar Foundation

Ecohouse Solar is announcing that starting January, 2020, we have initiated the Ecohouse Solar Foundation. It is administered by the Columbus Foundation in Columbus Ohio. The purpose of the Ecohouse Solar Foundation is to fund solar projects for non-profits whose mission it is to provide better housing for low income people in the Central Ohio […]

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Generations of Solar

As solar is becoming more and more affordable, it’s not uncommon for our customers to convince their family members to go solar. Seeing the installation on their family member’s home and hearing them brag about how much money they are saving each month quickly makes more solar converts. Ecohouse Solar has now had a number […]

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An Internship at Ecohouse Solar

By Ben Heinrichs   My name is Ben Heinrichs.  I’m currently a junior at Columbus Alternative High School or CAHS. At CAHS, upper-class students are given the opportunity to do an internship with a local business on Wednesdays instead of attending regular classes. I chose Ecohouse Solar (Ecohouse) as the location for my internship. I […]

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Solar panels, electric-car chargers are a go at Marble Cliff Village Hall

By ALAN FROMAN THISWEEKNEWS.COM Posted Nov 4, 2019 at 6:05 PM     Marble Cliff is moving ahead with its plans to install solar panels and electric-vehicle charging stations at Village Hall. The two charging stations, which will be installed in front of Village Hall, 1600 Fernwood Ave., are expected to be operational by the end of November, fiscal officer Cindy McKay […]

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How Does Solar Work?

Photovoltaic (PV) or solar panels convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity. The DC power is then changed to alternating current (AC) power by a solar inverter, so the electricity is compatible for your home or office. Any excess solar power is exported to the electric grid or to a solar battery.  The magic of […]

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WHY SOLAR MAKES SENSE FINANCIALLY

  At first glance, solar may not seem to make financial sense in Ohio since Ohio’s electric rates are relatively low and the upfront costs of solar appear high.  However, installing solar panels makes financial sense in Ohio for three simple reasons:           1. Electricity costs continue to rise,     […]

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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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