Solar 101

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.

Solar panels for your home in 2021 - what you need to know

Catherine Lane

January 6, 2021

Solar panels for your home in 2021 - what you need to know

Answering the most common questions people have about installing residential solar panels for their homes in 2021.

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.

President Trump says he loves solar, but “it's not powerful enough yet." He’s wrong.

Ben Zientara

October 23, 2020

President Trump says he loves solar, but “it's not powerful enough yet." He’s wrong.

In the final presidential debate on October 22nd, 2020, President Donald Trump said that solar power isn't powerful enough to run factories. Here’s why that’s wrong.

What are string inverter systems?

Dan Hahn

August 29, 2020

What are string inverter systems?

Everything you need to know about using string inverters in your home solar installation, including their advantages and disadvantages.

How much do solar panels increase home value?

Dan Hahn

August 14, 2020

How much do solar panels increase home value?

Learn how much more solar homes are worth when buying or selling your home.

Solar PPAs: Everything you need to know

Catherine Lane

July 14, 2020

Solar PPAs: Everything you need to know

A breakdown of solar PPAs, including how they work, how much you save - and if a PPA is the right choice for you.

What are microinverters?

Dan Hahn

July 10, 2020

What are microinverters?

Learn how microinverters work, how much they cost, and how to determine if they're right for your solar system.

What are hybrid inverters?

Dan Hahn

June 19, 2020

What are hybrid inverters?

Find out how hybrid inverters work, what their costs and benefits are, and whether or not investing in one is right for you.

How a solar inverter works in your home solar system

Dan Hahn

May 22, 2020

How a solar inverter works in your home solar system

Learn how solar inverters work and what options are available for your home solar installation.

Are residential solar panels worth it in 2021?

Andrew Sendy

May 21, 2020

Are residential solar panels worth it in 2021?

With solar panels less expensive in 2021, the 26% federal tax credit (ITC) and net metering remaining, is solar panel installation for your home now worth it?

Tesla solar roof: Updates and costs compared to conventional solar

Catherine Lane

April 14, 2020

Tesla solar roof: Updates and costs compared to conventional solar

The Tesla solar roof has changed over the years. What’s the latest solar roof news and is it worth the cost? The answer may surprise you!