Summer Rising Temperatures Strain Homeowner Energy Needs

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Pink Energy Shares Solar Forecast & Smart Solutions to Help Reduce Impact of Potential Outages

MOORESVILLE, N.C., July 22, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Pink Energy, a leading energy efficiency company providing high-quality American-made solar panels as part of a complete energy-savings package for residential customers, is sharing valuable statistics and solutions for consumers this summer. Rising temperatures and increasing instances of severe heat waves are straining the grid and consumers at a time when energy prices are their highest in decades. Here’s how homeowners can plan to help lessen their load on the grid, potentially save on their electric bills, and help reduce impact of outages for years to come.

“During hot summer months is when we see more strains on power grids across the country,” said Steve Murphy, President of Pink Energy. “We’ve put together some smart strategies for homeowners to help reduce their reliance and potentially cut electric bills in a period of record high prices.”

Stats and Strategies for Homeowners to Reduce Reliance on the Grid:

  • Residential Solar – According to a 2022 US Solar Market Insight Report provided by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) in June, the solar industry is on track to quadruple by 2030. The U.S. installed 3.9 gigawatts (GWdc) of solar PV capacity in Q1 2022 to reach 126.1 GWdc of total installed capacity, enough to power 22 million American homes. Solar accounted for 50% of all new electricity-generating capacity added in the U.S. in Q1. Residential solar had its largest quarter in history with 1.2 GWdc installed, a 30% increase year-over-year. Homeowners utilizing this technology, along with battery storage, can potentially reduce reliance on the grid. Solar is a clean energy source that is clearly gaining significant traction.
  • Net Metering, Net Billing and Other Compensation Mechanisms – Net metering, net billing and similar excess generation compensation mechanisms are utility rate programs that allow your electric company to purchase the excess solar energy that your solar panels produce (provided one or more are available in your area). It’s a way for consumers who own solar panels to reduce the demand on the grid, extend the environmental benefits of solar energy to more people and potentially save on their electric bills. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, net metering is mandated in 38 states as well as Washington D.C., and some major utility companies still offer the option to solar power users in states that do not mandate net metering.

It’s important that homeowners know they do not get paid for the excess energy from net metering. Rather the homeowners will be credited on their electric bill, and the rate at which they can sell the energy back will vary. The result is the potential of a lower electric bill.

  • Smart Thermostats – The increase in temperatures this summer has naturally boosted the use of cooling appliances, which in turn increases electricity bills. Pink Energy includes a Nest thermostat as part of its SmartPWR360° package. A Nest thermostat learns the temperature that you like when you’re at home and then programs itself. It automatically turns up the temperature when you’re away to help save energy in the summer. According to Nest, consumers can save 10% to 12% on heating and 15% on cooling using a smart thermostat. Energy Star says their certified smart thermostats save on average 8% on heating or cooling.

In conclusion, forecasts for clean energy are on the rise. Wind and solar generated 10% of global electricity for the first time in 2021. Fifty countries get more than a tenth of their power from wind and solar sources, according to research from Ember, a climate and energy think tank. Homeowners can use some of these clean energy technologies to their advantage and reduce their reliance on a strained grid without adding carbon to the atmosphere.

About Pink Energy

Pink Energy is a leading energy efficiency company that provides high-quality American-made solar panels as part of a complete energy-savings package for residential customers. The company launched in 2014 in Mooresville, N.C., and today has nearly 2,000 employees, including a commercial division. Operating in 16 states, it is committed to doing good things for the planet and good things for people by helping them to live lives powered by the sun. For more information visit

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