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Blog Hero: Will I get an electric bill with solar panels?

Will I get an electric bill with solar panels?

As home solar panels have become more popular, a frequently asked question is will I get an electric bill?

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Blog Hero: How to Store Solar Energy

How to Store Solar Energy

Combining your solar panel system with energy storage makes it possible to use solar energy when the sun isn't shining. Not only does this create reliable backup power, but it saves you money and provides many other benefits. 

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Blog Hero: How Much Are Solar Panels for a House

How Much Are Solar Panels for a House?

Several factors influence the cost of solar panels, including installation and monthly bills. Learning more about solar panel costs will help you make an informed decision before converting to solar power.

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Blog Hero: What Is Solar Energy Used For?

What Is Solar Energy Used for?

The Sun is the driving force behind all life on Earth and provides valuable renewable energy. We harness the light and heat and use them for various things, like warming water and creating electricity. Let's examine other uses for solar power. 

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Blog Hero: What Are The Disadvantages of Solar Energy?

What Are the Disadvantages of Solar Energy?

When you're considering going solar, you must acknowledge the disadvantages to have all of the essential information to make an informed decision.

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Blog Hero: How Does Solar Energy Work?

How Does Solar Energy Work?

Learn how solar energy works and the benefits of investing in solar for your home.

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Blog Hero: How Much Power Does a Solar Panel Produce?

How Much Power Does a Solar Panel Produce?

As home solar panels have become more popular, a frequently asked question is how much electricity does a solar panel produce?

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Blog Hero: How to Install Solar Panels

How to Install Solar Panels in Texas

Before you commit to going solar, knowing how to install solar panels can help you fully understand the process. Check out our guide to learn more about installing solar panels in Texas.

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Blog Hero: How to Calculate Solar Energy Savings

How to Calculate Solar Energy Savings

When you're considering if the solar system size you'll need will be worthwhile, it will benefit you to learn more about the costs and savings related to solar energy.

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Blog Hero - What is Rooftop Solar?

What Is Rooftop Solar?

The sun is a never-ending source of energy. Luckily, scientists have already figured out a way to harness the sun’s power and convert it into usable clean energy.

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Blog Hero - Why Go Solar?

Why Go Solar?

Over the last several decades, homeowners, business owners, and organizations have discovered the numerous benefits of solar power. Learn why you should go solar today.

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Blog Hero - What is Solar Economics?

What Is Solar Economics?

Going solar is a big decision that homes and business owners face. It's a significant investment, but the economic return can be huge.

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Blog Hero - What Are Solar Incentives?

What Are Solar Incentives?

Are you wondering what solar incentives are? Read our blog to learn more about incentives for installing a solar energy system and how your project may qualify.

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Blog Hero - How to Go Solar

How to Go Solar

Interested in going solar? See if solar panels are right for your home and learn how you can get started!

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Blog Hero - All About Solar Financing

All About Solar Financing 

As a homeowner, you've probably heard the buzz about solar panels and renewable energy. Learn all about solar financing and how to get started!

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Blog Hero - Russia's War on Ukraine & Impact

Texas Energy Prices - Russia’s War on Ukraine & Impact

As US natural gas and energy prices soar to record highs many Americans are wondering whether Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a contributing factor. The simple answer is yes.

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Blog Hero - How to Prepare Solar Panels for Winter

How to Prepare Solar Panels for Winter

As winter weather makes it way to your home, you may be wondering how to prepare your solar panels for winter. In this article, we're going to cover just that.

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Blog Hero: Average Cost of Solar Panels in Texas

Average Cost of Solar Panels in Texas

If you live in Texas and you're curious about installing solar panels, there are a few factors to consider that will impact the cost.

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Blog Hero: What is Power to Choose?

What is Power to Choose?

PowertoChoose.org is the official website for the Public Utility Commission of Texas, also known as PUCT. It is a helpful tool that was created to assist Texans when shopping for electricity providers.

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What is PUCT?

Learn about the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) and the history of the organization.

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Why Is Energy Storage So Important?  

Learn why energy storage is so important to the grid and how it helps consumers.

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Why Higher Prices for Renewable Energy Certificates Are Good

Learn why higher REC prices are a good thing for the future of renewables.

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What is Geothermal Energy?

Learn about geothermal energy, how it's generated & where it's used.

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Blog Hero: What is a TDU?

What is a TDU?

Learn about TDUs (Transmission and Distribution Service Providers) & TDU charges.

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What are the Advantages of Solar Energy?

Learn about the advantages of solar energy and how a renewable energy plan can save you money.

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What is a Renewable Energy Grid?

Learn about renewable energy grids and how green energy sources like wind and solar can help our planet.

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What is a Renewable Energy Certificate?

Learn about Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), how they work and who benefits from them.

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Blog Hero: Why You Should Renew Your Electricity Contract

Why You Should Renew Your Electricity Contract

Learn why you should renew your electricity contract and how renewable energy providers like Rhythm can help you save money on your electricity bill.

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Blog Hero: Where Does Texas Get Its Electricity?

Where Does Texas Get Its Electricity?

Learn where Texas gets its electricity and why it has its own power grid. Rhythm offers renewable energy plans in Texas backed by unmatched local support.

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What is Distributed Generation?

Distributed generation describes the generation of electricity for use on-site, like solar panels on your roof. Learn about distributed generation and its benefits.

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Blog Hero: How to Prepare for a Power Outage in Texas

How to Prepare for a Power Outage in Texas

Learn how to prepare for a power outage in Texas (before, during & after).

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What Is a Smart Meter?

Learn about Smart Meters and how they help the planet, your energy usage and your wallet.

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What Is an ESI ID Number?

Learn about ESI ID numbers and why you need one to switch to a new electricity plan in Texas.

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Blog Hero: How to Calculate Your True Energy Rate

How to Calculate Your True Energy Rate

Learn how to calculate your true energy rate so you can find the best electricity plan for you.

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What Is a Base Charge for Electricity?

Find out what the Base Charge is on your electricity bill & how big energy can trick you into paying more.

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What Is the Minimum Usage Fee on My Electric Bill?

Learn about Minimum Usage Fees and how to avoid them. At Rhythm, we don't charge unnecessary fees with our Texas renewable energy plans.

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What is Demand Response?

Learn about demand response and how it can save you money on your energy bill.

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What Is Nuclear Energy?

Learn about nuclear energy, how it works and whether it's the right energy source for your home.

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What is Solar Energy?

Learn the basics of solar energy and its benefits for your wallet and the planet.

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Blog Hero: How to Read an Electricity Facts Label

How to Read an Electricity Facts Label (EFL)

Learn how to read an Electricity Facts Label (EFL) to get the most out of your energy plan.

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What is a Solar Buyback?

Learn what solar buyback is and how it can help you save money on your energy bill.

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