Net metering

What are solar panels? A beginner’s guide

Zeeshan Hyder

February 13, 2019

What are solar panels? A beginner’s guide

All the info you need about solar panels: how they work, what solar arrays & solar panel systems are, whether you should get them for your home.

What is Virtual Net Metering and who is it for?

Andrew Sendy

February 12, 2019

What is Virtual Net Metering and who is it for?

Virtual Net Metering enables community solar & other 'shared solar' models. A whole new segment of the US market can now access the benefits & savings of solar.

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.

Are solar panels in Florida worth it? Your expert savings guide for 2021

Andrew Sendy

January 16, 2019

Are solar panels in Florida worth it? Your expert savings guide for 2021

Solar panels in Florida cost just $2.61/watt, or $15,660 for a typical 6kW system before incentives. Florida also has ample sunshine and generous incentives for solar.

Exploring the best Tesla Powerwall alternatives in 2022

Andrew Sendy

December 20, 2018

Exploring the best Tesla Powerwall alternatives in 2022

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...

Everything you need to know about California Net Metering 2.0 in 2021

Zeeshan Hyder

November 27, 2018

Everything you need to know about California Net Metering 2.0 in 2021

While NEM 2.0 slightly reduces the benefits of going solar, it retains the crucial incentive of net metering. Getting a solar system installed now will lock you into NEM 2.0 for 20 years.

How much do solar panels cost in Chicago, IL and what is the payback period?

Andrew Sendy

November 23, 2018

How much do solar panels cost in Chicago, IL and what is the payback period?

For a basic 5 kilowatt (kW) residential solar installation, this means your solar system will cost $20,000 before the 30 percent federal ITC tax credit, and $14,000 after the credit is applied.

What solar incentives are available in California in 2020 and how much will they save you?

Dan Hahn

November 16, 2018

What solar incentives are available in California in 2020 and how much will they save you?

Solar incentives, tax credits, and rebates are available in California to help make going solar more affordable. Find out which ones you might be eligible for.

How does solar energy work and how do we use it in our homes?

Andrew Sendy

September 12, 2018

How does solar energy work and how do we use it in our homes?

Want to know how solar energy works for homes with rooftop solar? We explain inverters, energy flows, batteries, and how solar interacts with the grid.

How much do solar panels cost in Texas? See prices, rebates & tax credits

Andrew Sendy

September 2, 2018

How much do solar panels cost in Texas? See prices, rebates & tax credits

Solar system cost in the five biggest cities of Houston, Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and Fort Worth for a typical 6kw system are fairly similar before local incentives can can range from $10,900 to $14,000 after incentives.

What is net metering and how does it work?

Catherine Lane

July 3, 2018

What is net metering and how does it work?

Your complete guide to net metering. Find out how this popular money-making solar incentive works, and if it’s available in your area.

How much energy does a solar panel produce?

Catherine Lane

February 21, 2018

How much energy does a solar panel produce?

How much energy does a solar panel produce and how much does an array of solar panels produce?