Solar 101

What is an electrical load?

Cameron Bates

March 10, 2022

What is an electrical load?

An electrical load is any device that consumes electrical energy and transforms it into another form such as heat, light or movement.

Know before you buy: What happens after you go solar

Alex Sendy

February 6, 2022

Know before you buy: What happens after you go solar

Curious what happens after you install a solar system on your home? Our guide will break down the financial and environmental benefits of solar energy for your home.

CPUC decision based on incorrect assumptions and will kill California’s solar industry

Andrew Sendy

January 8, 2022

CPUC decision based on incorrect assumptions and will kill California’s solar industry

SolarReviews' survey shows that the Californian Public Utility Commission (CPUC)'s recent decision to both reduce payments to solar homeowners as well as tax them will prevent 95% of people from installing solar.

How is your solar panel system designed?

Cameron Bates

October 27, 2021

How is your solar panel system designed?

The importance of your solar energy system design and the factors affecting it, including budget, roof size, shading, and more.

Top 5 benefits of solar energy

Ana Almerini

October 15, 2021

Top 5 benefits of solar energy

Find out what the main benefits of solar energy are, from saving money to reducing your reliance on the aging utility grid.

Beware of phantom loads: how to spot & eliminate these power suckers

Ana Almerini

October 8, 2021

Beware of phantom loads: how to spot & eliminate these power suckers

A phantom load is wasted energy being pulled from your appliances when they are plugged in but not in use. Read on to find out how to get rid of this common household problem.

Are air source heat pumps worth it?

Zeeshan Hyder

July 29, 2021

Are air source heat pumps worth it?

Air source heat pumps promise to cool & heat your home, all while slashing your electric bills & carbon footprint. But do they live up to the hype?

What is a Sun Number score and how is it calculated?

Catherine Lane

July 28, 2021

What is a Sun Number score and how is it calculated?

The Sun Number score represents how suitable a home is for solar on a scale from 1 to 100, but how much does it actually matter?

Why go solar in 2022: all benefits explained

Oliver Sendy

July 1, 2021

Why go solar in 2022: all benefits explained

Why do homeowners install solar panels on their homes? The federal solar tax credit, bill savings, and backup power are just a few reasons.

What are solar panels?

Ana Almerini

January 13, 2021

What are solar panels?

What are solar panels, how do they work? Solar panels use silicon solar cells to convert the sun’s energy into usable electricity through the photovoltaic effect.

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

Solar panel ROI: Calculate how much your solar savings will be

Ben Zientara

October 27, 2020

Solar panel ROI: Calculate how much your solar savings will be

Here’s how to calculate return on investment for your solar panels and compare the ROI of solar to other investments.