From a global warming perspective, does it make sense to cut down trees that might shade my solar array? Don’t trees help reduce global warming?

This is a great question, and a complicated one. Trees reduce carbon in the atmosphere by building plant tissue out of it and locking the carbon away. Unfortunately this is only temporary, when the tree dies and is burned or rots, the carbon is released back into the atmosphere. Solar panels reduce carbon in the …

What if my neighbors are jealous?

They probably will be. Sorry, we can’t help with that. You will be the greenest on the block, even greener than that guy with his Prius.