About Andrew Sendy

Andrew Sendy - Author of Solar Reviews

Andrew Sendy

Home Solar Journalist

Andy is deeply concerned about climate change but is also concerned about cost of living pressures on American families. He advocates for solar energy and solar battery storage only to the extent that they make financial sense for homeowners. He is not affiliated with any particular solar company in the United States.

Andy Sendy is a well known and trusted figure with more than 12 years of experience in the solar industry globally.

He was a founder of what is now the largest solar panel installation companies in South Australia, has owned and operated solar projects in Japan and is Chairman of Solar Investments, a company that publishes several of the best home solar related consumer education websites in America.

Andy has sat across the kitchen table with thousands of people who have considered solar (and even installed a few systems himself). He has a unique insight into the information consumers need.

 

Andy can write freely about solar because he is not affiliated with any specific solar company in the USA and has no financial interest in whether you do or don’t buy a solar system for your home.

Recent articles by Andrew Sendy

A beginners guide to solar panels for home: Are they worth it where you live?

Andrew Sendy

January 6, 2021

A beginners guide to solar panels for home: Are they worth it where you live?

Solar Panels for Home: Ultimate beginners guide shows the economics of solar panels on your specific home

What do Tesla solar panels cost? Are they the best solar panel?

Andrew Sendy

September 13, 2018

What do Tesla solar panels cost? Are they the best solar panel?

his blog lays out what Tesla solar panels are, why Tesla uses third-party manufacturers, and most importantly, how much they cost.

Tesla Solar Roof review: is it worth the hype?

Andrew Sendy

April 4, 2019

Tesla Solar Roof review: is it worth the hype?

A Tesla Solar Roof review including how much it costs, how to install, and how solar shingles compare to traditional solar panels.

How much will solar panels cost to install on your home in 2023?

Andrew Sendy

June 25, 2021

How much will solar panels cost to install on your home in 2023?

Solar system cost is now less than $20,000 for a typical home. But what should you take into consideration when shopping for solar panels for your home?

Pros and cons of string inverters vs microinverters

Andrew Sendy

March 23, 2017

Pros and cons of string inverters vs microinverters

Both string inverters and micro inverters have their advantages and disadvantages and this page helps you decide which would be best to install at your home.

Exploring the best Tesla Powerwall alternatives in 2023

Andrew Sendy

December 20, 2018

Exploring the best Tesla Powerwall alternatives in 2023

Tesla Powerwall rules the US market—but is another brand better for your needs? Here are the reviews and pros & cons for the Sonnen Eco, LG Chem Resu and BYD B-Box. All have some great features that make them worth a closer look...

Do solar panels work on cloudy days or at night?

Andrew Sendy

January 24, 2019

Do solar panels work on cloudy days or at night?

We explain in simple English how solar panels work, how well they work on cloudy days and climates, and whether they work at night.

How long do Tesla batteries last?

Andrew Sendy

August 20, 2020

How long do Tesla batteries last?

How long do Tesla batteries last? After 1 charge, a Tesla can drive 272 - 405 miles, depending on model type, with a battery built to last for 500k miles.

Solar panel maintenance: Everything you need to know

Andrew Sendy

February 12, 2019

Solar panel maintenance: Everything you need to know

Solar panel maintenance is easy. We tell you what you need to do — and how often — to keep them running at peak efficiency.