Solar 101

Just starting out in your search for solar? Look no further! We cover all the basics of what you need to know when going solar.

Solar energy pros and cons in 2024

Jamie Smith

February 23, 2024

Solar energy pros and cons in 2024

There’s plenty of advantages and disadvantages to getting solar panels - read about them here.

The best solar panels for homes in 2024

Catherine Lane

February 13, 2024

The best solar panels for homes in 2024

The best solar panels for homes in 2024 include Qcells, SunPower, Panasonic, Canadian Solar, and Silfab. The right one for you depends on your needs!

How many solar panels do I need? (2024 Calculator)

Catherine Lane

February 5, 2024

How many solar panels do I need? (2024 Calculator)

How to calculate the number of solar panels needed to cover the home energy usage for your specific home.

Top 5 cheap solar panels in 2024

Jamie Smith

January 31, 2024

Top 5 cheap solar panels in 2024

Your complete guide to low-cost solar panels and tips for saving money on solar installations.

How to understand and compare solar panel specifications

Andrew Sendy

January 10, 2024

How to understand and compare solar panel specifications

Understanding the most important solar specifications like power output, efficiency, and temperature coefficient helps you find the right solar panels.

2024 federal solar tax credit explained: How it works

Catherine Lane

November 30, 2023

2024 federal solar tax credit explained: How it works

The federal solar tax credit equals 30% of solar installation costs and may result in a bigger tax return!

How to wire solar panels in series vs. parallel

Catherine Lane

November 7, 2023

How to wire solar panels in series vs. parallel

It’s important to know how to wire solar panels because it will influence how much energy your solar system produces. Find out if wiring in series or parallel, or both, is best for you.

Solar batteries: Are they worth the cost?

Catherine Lane

November 3, 2023

Solar batteries: Are they worth the cost?

A breakdown of how solar batteries work and what factors influence solar battery cost.

Solar panel payback period and ROI: How long does it take for solar panels to pay for themselves?

Ben Zientara

October 26, 2023

Solar panel payback period and ROI: How long does it take for solar panels to pay for themselves?

Curious as to how long it will take to break even on solar panels for your home? Here's how to see the cost, savings & payback time you would get if you install solar panels on your specific home.

Everything you need to know about thin-film solar panels

Jamie Smith

October 13, 2023

Everything you need to know about thin-film solar panels

Curious about thin-film solar panels? Find out if they’re right for you.

What is a solar farm? Costs, land needs & more

Zeeshan Hyder

October 9, 2023

What is a solar farm? Costs, land needs & more

Curious about solar farms, or want to start one? Here’s how much land they need, and how much money you can make from one.

Are residential solar panels worth it in 2024?

Andrew Sendy

October 4, 2023

Are residential solar panels worth it in 2024?

Calculate if solar panels are worth it for your home based on your location, electric rates, roof type, electric use, rebates and tax credits, and the prices of local solar companies