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How Does Solar Help During a Blackout?

With winter storms and extreme temperatures comes the possibility of power blackouts. Christmas Eve 2022 was the coldest Christmas Eve on record, and the resulting low temperatures and demand for energy led to massive power outages across the United States. In the face of such a high demand for energy and struggling utility grids, the […]

Solar Taking Over: Three New Innovative Ways That Solar Panel Systems Are Being Used Worldwide

As solar power continues to become more abundant and widespread, new and innovative uses of solar technology have sprung up around the globe. From solar-powered cars, to dog houses, and even tents, solar panel technology remains an ever-evolving, ever-critical step in meeting humanity’s energy needs. Here are three of the most innovative ways that solar […]

Coordinating With Utilities (To Help You Save On Utilities)

One of the misunderstood steps that customers face when making a switch to solar is the necessity of coordinating closely and accurately with their local utility company. It is essential to coordinate closely with the local utility company because they are responsible for connecting the solar panel system to the electrical grid. This coordination not […]

Is Solar Worth it in the Winter?

Residential solar panels have become the cost-efficient and environmentally friendly way to generate electricity. Solar panels make use of the sun’s abundant energy to continually produce electricity without harmful emissions or byproducts. However, their efficiency can be affected by the weather and seasons, particularly in the winter. Let’s take a look at some of the […]

Do Solar Panels Stay Efficient Over Time?

Ultimately, the most important decision in limiting panel degradation may just be panel itself.

The One Overlooked Element That Could Make or Break Your Solar Experience

One of the most vital steps in the process of acquiring and installing a solar panel system is also perhaps one of the least known among customers. The site survey, which evaluates a home for roofing, electrical, shading, and structural needs, also lays out the most efficient setup for customers. A thorough site survey should […]

How Is Solar Energy Different From Traditional Forms of Energy?

For the first time in history, homes and residences in the United States now consume more electricity than all commercial businesses across the nation. We power everything from phones and personal devices, to appliances, central heating & air, and even our vehicles.  Abundant electricity has long been a staple of day-to-day life, but the rising […]

Ion Earth: Powering People… Like the Listers!

It’s the time of year to give back, to lend a helping hand to those around us, or even to look forward with a thankful heart. At ION Earth, we recently had the chance to meet and work with a very special couple worthy of the spirit of gratitude and giving. Meet the Listers! Katherine […]

ION Earth and A Few Good Roots: Powering Change in Richmond

Sometimes a “leg up” is the most important gift a person can receive. A Few Good Roots, a non-profit organization out of Richmond, Virginia, attempts to offer just that to individuals in the surrounding communities; focusing on combatting homelessness while addressing the needs of mental health, substance abuse, and incarceration. ION Earth, eager to join […]

What Should You Look For in a Solar Panel?

With over 300 different companies producing solar panels today, you have a lot of options when considering the panels that are best for your home.

Going Solar Amid Rising Utility Costs

The price of natural gas is currently at a sixteen-year high… and it’s only expected to keep rising. As a result, energy prices have gone up drastically over the last four years, with an estimated 15% culminating increase by the end of 2023. How can you avoid a traditional energy bill that will continue to […]

ION Earth and Encircle: Powering People in Salt Lake City, UT

What’s the best way for a company to give back to its community? That’s the goal of both ION Solar and Encircle, both of whom partnered together recently to collaboratively power people, and power change in Salt Lake City. ION Earth Functioning as the charitable arm of ION Solar, ION Earth is an initiative aimed […]

Are Cheaper Inverters the Right Choice?

When making the switch to residential solar energy, homeowners face a choice in the form of different inverters that are necessary to the system itself. Designed to convert electricity into a form that is usable throughout the home, inverters are an essential part of any residential solar setup. They come in a variety of designs […]

Encircle & ION Earth: Powering People

September 29th, 2022 No Sides, Only Love No sides, only love. That’s the motto of Encircle, a non-profit organization that provides a safe space, affordable counseling services, and daily programs to LGBTQ+ youth in the community. With six locations in Utah stretching from Ogden to St. George, Encircle works with families and applicable insurance plans to […]

Press Release: ION Solar Back For More, Awarded Fast 50 For Fourth Consecutive Year

August 27th, 2021 Grattitude and Growth The 2021 award feels familiar to this premium solar company based in Provo, UT. As their fourth Fast 50 award, the owners of ION Solar are proud of the last eight years of growth. With companies from all over the state, this year’s Utah Business Fast 50 Awards were […]

How Tokyo Uses Solar Energy As Part of The First-Ever Carbon Negative Olympics

July 30th, 2021 The world eye is on Tokyo as one of the most awaited Olympics ever since the COVID-19 pandemic changed everything. It’s been fifty-seven years since Tokyo last hosted the Olympics in 1964, and the country came prepared to show how resilient they can be. Using recycled materials, carbon credits, repurposing old venues, […]

Press Release: ION Solar Recognized as Top U.S. Solar Installation Company

July 23rd, 2021 The U.S. solar industry is on the upswing, thanks to a pro-renewables presidential administration and increased concern over climate change. ION Solar has had a front-row seat to this action, with business increasing over the last year. Solar Power World has recognized the company’s installation success by ranking ION Solar at No. […]

Do I Need a New Roof to Install Solar?

January 29th, 2021 If you’re thinking of installing solar, you may be wondering if you need to have your roof replaced before you begin the solar process. You can learn all about whether your roof is a good candidate for going solar here. In this blog post, we will be going more in depth about […]

Is Your Roof a Good Candidate for Solar?

January 22nd, 2021 Installing solar panels is a big investment for your home. Before making such a big commitment, make sure your home is a good candidate for going solar! Our team custom designs your system to accommodate the unique features of your home. These 5 factors will determine whether your roof is a good […]

Press Release: ION Earth Donation to The Animal Foundation

LAS VEGAS , Nevada — November 15, 2020 — ION Solar donates custom solar system to The Animal Foundation’s Best in Show silent auction winner.  The Animal Foundation is a nonprofit organization that hosts an annual event, Best in Show. The organization celebrates their 17th annual year of service and dedication to their community. The […]

Power Through Winter With These Energy Saving Tips

It is a known fact that the colder winter months can lead to higher energy bills. We consume a lot of energy trying to heat our homes. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, “Consumption of electricity rises in the winter because the days are shorter (i.e., more lighting usage) and some homes heat with […]

Solar Energy vs. Traditional Energy

For many years, fossil fuels have been the lifeblood of the U.S. economy and our main energy source, until now. With solar power on the rise, more families across the country are getting access to clean, affordable energy. With fossil fuels being a non-renewable energy source there is no question that one day they will […]

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