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How Do Solar Panels Work?

How Do Solar Panels Work? Solar energy is quickly becoming a popular choice to power homes, farms, and businesses throughout Illinois and the Midwest. Why? Because of the many (and endless) benefits they provide. Not only is solar energy a clean, renewable source of electricity, but it is also more affordable than traditional energy sources [...]

Ameren Illinois Electricity Customers Seeing Large Rate Increases | Tick Tock Energy Blog

Big Increase in Ameren Illinois Electricity Bills Ameren Illinois customers have been shocked to see the increase in their electric bills as new energy supply prices and electricity rate increases are setting in. In this blog post, we’ll address the key components of Ameren Illinois’ rate structure and what portions are increasing in price. [...]

Do Solar Panels Need Batteries? Reasons This is Changing in Illinois | Tick Tock Energy Blog

A common solar with battery installation will feature an outbuilding where the batteries are housed at a stable temperature Do Solar Panels Need Batteries? No, But There Are 2 Main Reasons Why Illinois Homeowners Are Adding Them To Their Systems A common misconception that many homeowners have is that batteries are required [...]

Top 3 Reasons for Ground-Mounted Solar Panels Vs. on the Roof for your Illinois Farm, Residential Home or Commercial Business | Tick Tock Energy Blog

As spring brings warmer days and sunshine, our solar installation crews are busy installing more ground-mounted solar systems around Illinois and the Midwest. A major portion of our business these days is mounting solar panels on a variety of ground mounted solar racking systems. If you have some ground to work with, mounting [...]

8 Reasons To Hire a Qualified Solar Installer in Illinois vs Going DIY | Tick Tock Energy

Thinking of Making Solar Your Next DIY Project? Think Twice! 8 Reasons To Hire a Qualified Solar Installer in Illinois vs. Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Many homeowners prefer to tackle home improvement projects with a "Do-it-Yourself", or DIY approach: bathroom remodels, kitchen upgrades, plumbing work, wiring up a light fixture, etc. However, when it comes [...]

Solar Panels as a Home Improvement Project in Illinois | Tick Tock Energy Blog

Solar Panels as a Home Improvement Project in Illinois With people spending more time at home than ever, the expenditure on home improvement projects is high across the United States. In Illinois, many homeowners are contemplating projects like a new home addition, a bathroom or kitchen remodel, new HVAC unit, or (most importantly [...]

Thinking of Going Solar? Let’s Talk Battery Backup Options & Energy Independence | Tick Tock Energy

A Hoyleton, IL customer looks over his battery backup system being installed by Tick Tock Energy. His gas-powered generator can be seen on the left. Plan To Make Solar Power AND Energy Security your New Year’s Resolution? Here’s What to Think About When Going Solar. Energy security, energy storage, and emergency power [...]