General Education

Worried About Blackouts?

The recent snowstorm across Texas resulted in vast blackouts, stranding people in the cold. While being connected to the grid is convenient, it can fail from time to time. The best way to keep the heat on when the grid fails you is to have a backup. This backup is usually either a generator or […]

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How Does a Solar System work?

There are two types of solar power systems available to homeowners: solar thermal, and photovoltaic. Solar Thermal systems collect heat from the sun, and directly use that to heat water or your home. Here at ECC Solar, we specialize in photovoltaic systems. A photovoltaic (PV) system takes energy from the sun and converts it into

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Ways to save on Energy

Most of you probably use the flat rate option on your electric bill. A meter measures how much electricity you use in a month, and multiplies that number by a flat price per kilowatt hour. But that’s not the only option. A Time of Use Rate (TOU) is an option for most residential homes and

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