Mr Beam’s Blog

July 31, 2018

Longevity What do Microsoft, Apple, Colgate, Gillette, and Kleenex all have in common? No, this is not some joke or pun to start off this blog post, it’s an observation. All of these companies have been around for decades and earned our trust by creating quality products that we have learned to trust over time. […]

July 23, 2018

Consumed by local solar events, it is easy to forget how global industry trends can also affect us. The US tariffs on the solar industry, for example, are a powerful reminder of the global economy and how closely tied we really are. With so much going on in the world of solar, we decided to […]

July 16, 2018

How long will solar panels last? When deciding whether or not to buy and install solar panels, cost is a major factor. You want to make sure you are getting the best bang for your buck. A major part of that is the durability and reliability of your solar panels. Why would you spend $10,000 […]

July 9, 2018

Solar energy is an attractive option for many homeowners and business owners. The idea of reducing electricity bills, supporting sustainable practices, and increasing home equity are just a few of the great features of going solar. But how much does it cost? We get it. We don’t like spending more money than we must either. […]

July 2, 2018

MYTH: Solar can’t power my home Without a huge solar PV system and battery bank – you are right. Grid-tied systems, however, don’t have to. How a grid tied system works In a grid tied system, you are not actually powering your own home. You are producing power to send to the electrical grid which […]