Solar 101

Are SunPower solar panels the best solar panels for homes?

Andrew Sendy

June 19, 2018

Are SunPower solar panels the best solar panels for homes?

If I was looking for a premium solar system and cost wasn’t my primary concern, the use of SunPower modules would be my first choice. SunPower panels allow homeowners to make the most of their roofing area. They offer the comfort of extended warranties,

Are LG solar panels the best brand of residential solar panels?

Ana Almerini

June 18, 2018

Are LG solar panels the best brand of residential solar panels?

Although the LG solar panels have very attractive features, in the premium range of panels available on the US solar market I would suggest to stick with the soon to be US manufactured SunPower panels (currently Philippines, Mexico or China) or slightly c

What is community solar? Is it better than installing solar panels on your home?

Andrew Sendy

June 12, 2018

What is community solar? Is it better than installing solar panels on your home?

By subscribing to a community solar farm, you get the benefits of solar without having to actually buy a system of your own. Here’s how it works.

Solar power system types: equipment needed, costs, pros, and cons

Catherine Lane

May 27, 2018

Solar power system types: equipment needed, costs, pros, and cons

The primary components of a home solar power system, what is needed to ensure high efficiency, and how to maximize your savings.

Calculate how many solar panels you need for your home

Catherine Lane

May 21, 2018

Calculate how many solar panels you need for your home

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

Best 300 watt solar panels for sale

Alex Sendy

May 19, 2018

Best 300 watt solar panels for sale

The amount of power a solar 300 watt solar panel produces will depend on a number of factors. Such as location, temperature, obstructions...

Are solar carports worth it, and can you qualify for the solar tax credit?

Ana Almerini

May 4, 2018

Are solar carports worth it, and can you qualify for the solar tax credit?

Solar carports qualify for the federal tax credit when installed at a residential home, save money on electric bills, and provide clean energy.

How do you build your own solar panel system?

Ana Almerini

May 3, 2018

How do you build your own solar panel system?

Most DIY projects have their pros and cons, but solar systems deliver electricity to your home and outbuildings. Very often such projects come down to cost vs. security and safety.

How much output do you get from solar panels?

Andrew Sendy

April 28, 2018

How much output do you get from solar panels?

How much electricity will solar panels produce on your house and how many modules do you need to cover your electricity bill? It's all explained here.

Tesla solar roof tiles turn solar shingles into a complete solar roof

Catherine Lane

April 27, 2018

Tesla solar roof tiles turn solar shingles into a complete solar roof

Solar shingles are one of the newest ways to introduce your home to renewable energy. Solar shingles are small solar panels that replace your roof’s asphalt tiles to give your home the benefits of solar power.

Recycling solar panels: What happens when they no longer work?

Ben Zientara

April 13, 2018

Recycling solar panels: What happens when they no longer work?

Recycling solar panels: What happens when they no longer work?

What is a solar tracker and is it worth the investment?

Catherine Lane

March 27, 2018

What is a solar tracker and is it worth the investment?

Solar trackers allow your solar panels to follow the sun so they can produce more solar power. But are they worth the extra cost?