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Solar Energy and Panel Production

Energy comes in all different forms. Whether it be electrical, mechanical, chemical, thermal or nuclear, energy plays an important part of each day. Once solar panels have been installed, how exactly can you measure the energy that is being produced? This blog post will walk you through all things energy, so you know just how […]

Test Your Solar Knowledge!

Think you’re a solar expert? Take this quiz to find out just how much you know about solar power! Questions: Devices that convert sunlight directly into electricity are calleda. Photosyntheticb. Photovoltaicc. Photo-convertersd. Phototonic Sunlight is composed of which type of energy particle?a. Electronsb. Protonsc. Photonsd. Neutrinos What famous scientist was awarded the Nobel Prize for […]

How to Make the Most of Your Solar Panels

There are a few ways that you can maximize your energy production after you’ve had your solar panels installed. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you make the most of your solar panels: 1. Be Aware of the Electricity you are Using We design your solar panels to meet the needs of […]

Solar Energy and the Environment

It is common for electricity to be generated from dirty sources like coal, nuclear, and natural gas. Installing solar panels is a way to contribute to a cleaner environment and create a more sustainable future. There are many ways that solar helps the environment. Here’s how: Solar Energy Reduces Greenhouse Gases and CO2 Emissions Depending […]

What Are Photovoltaic Solar Panels and How Do They Work?

In the solar world, you hear the term “photovoltaic” quite frequently, but what does it mean? This blog post aims to explore the purpose and function of photovoltaic (PV) devices and what they do for your solar panels! A History of the Photovoltaic Effect The photovoltaic effect was first observed in 1839 by Alexandre Edmund […]

Presidents Day: The History of Solar Power at the White House

The White House has been through many decorative changes throughout the years as each new president makes the house their own. One of the most relevant changes, perhaps, has been the installation and removal of solar panels. In light of Presidents Day, the following is the history of the White House and solar power. Jimmy […]

Do Solar Panels Work in the Winter?

In the midst of cold winter months, you might wonder if your solar panels are still producing energy. Many believe that snow can stop energy production, but this isn’t quite true. There are many ways that solar panels continue to produce energy without the intense sunshine summer offers. The U.S. Department of Energy tested solar […]

Press Release: ION Earth Install in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia — January 31, 2020 — ION Solar LLC, a full-service solar provider, donated a premium solar system to Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg, an organization dedicated to helping families build better lives in the communities they serve.  The solar system is being installed February 1, 2020 on the home recently […]

Getting Started With Solar Panels

Getting solar panels installed is easier when you have solar experts from ION to help you every step of the way. Your solar process will begin with a consultation with an ION representative. They will provide you with a breakdown of the numbers and prepare a savings estimate. Our team will create a design proposal […]

6 Tips To Lower Your Electric Bill This Winter

1. Upgrade to a smart thermostat Smart thermostats such as the Nest will learn the rhythms of your energy usage patterns and set your temperature to how you like it. As the seasons change, the thermostat will fine-tune your schedule to help you save even more in the winter months. An independent study was conducted that showed […]


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