Solar 101

Electric vehicle (EV) incentives: What you need to know

Ana Almerini

November 24, 2021

Electric vehicle (EV) incentives: What you need to know

You can save $7,500 on most EV brands with the Federal EV incentive, while some states and utilities offer additional incentives and rebates.

Homeowner’s guide to financing solar with Sunlight Financial

Catherine Lane

November 3, 2021

Homeowner’s guide to financing solar with Sunlight Financial

Explaining the solar loans and services that are offered by Sunlight Financial, how to qualify, and whether or not it’s worth it for your specific situation.

How do solar panels create solar energy?

Ana Almerini

October 29, 2021

How do solar panels create solar energy?

Have you always wondered how solar panels work? Learn exactly how they create solar energy with help from our comprehensive guide.

Solar panel efficiency isn’t as important as you think

Catherine Lane

October 28, 2021

Solar panel efficiency isn’t as important as you think

Despite what solar panel brands tell you, the efficiency rating of a panel is not all that important. So, what is? The answer may surprise you.

A guide to going solar with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

Catherine Lane

October 22, 2021

A guide to going solar with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

A complete guide for SDG&E customers looking to install solar panels, including cost and savings estimates and whether or not battery storage is worth it.

What is a solar array and are they right for your home?

Zeeshan Hyder

October 19, 2021

What is a solar array and are they right for your home?

Solar arrays are collections of solar panels. We explain what they are, how they work, and whether you should get one for your home.

How SCE customers can save money with solar panels

Ben Zientara

October 18, 2021

How SCE customers can save money with solar panels

Southern California Edison (SCE) has solar programs that can help you save money on energy bills, but they are set to expire soon.

Comparing battery backup options: whole-home backup, solar generators, and UPS’s

Zeeshan Hyder

October 14, 2021

Comparing battery backup options: whole-home backup, solar generators, and UPS’s

Whole-home backup, solar generators and UPS’s - there are more battery backup options than ever before. Here are the best in each category.

The correct way to read your electricity bill

Ana Almerini

October 7, 2021

The correct way to read your electricity bill

Learn what to look for on your electric bill and why those terms can help you be a more informed electric consumer.

Axitec Solar panels: expert review

Zeeshan Hyder

October 5, 2021

Axitec Solar panels: expert review

Axitec offers German-engineered solar panels at an affordable price. But are they the right choice for your home?

Illinois renews its best solar incentive under Climate and Equitable Jobs Act

Ben Zientara

October 4, 2021

Illinois renews its best solar incentive under Climate and Equitable Jobs Act

The Illinois Shines Adjustable Block Program, which provides payments to solar system owners, was renewed as part of Illinois' new Climate And Equitable Jobs Act.

Going solar with Florida Power and Light (FPL)

Catherine Lane

October 1, 2021

Going solar with Florida Power and Light (FPL)

A complete guide to going solar with FPL including solar installation costs, net metering policy, and FPL interconnection requirements.