Solar 101

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!

How do solar panels work?

Catherine Kelso

April 8, 2020

How do solar panels work?

Find out how solar panels actually work - everyone is aware of solar but few know about the science behind it.

Is a DC or AC battery right for your solar home?

Ben Zientara

April 7, 2020

Is a DC or AC battery right for your solar home?

Comparing DC and AC solar batteries and providing guidance on which is better for your home solar installation.

How solar is installed on metal roofs

Dan Hahn

March 11, 2020

How solar is installed on metal roofs

Because there are so many types of roofs, there are many different requirements to mount solar panels on them. Within metal roofing materials alone, there are a variety of profiles, gauges, metal types and considerations to take into account to properly i

Learn about solar energy: Comprehensive guide

Zeeshan Hyder

March 6, 2020

Learn about solar energy: Comprehensive guide

This guide to solar power will explain why it's important, how it works, and its different forms.

What you need to know about solar panels for your home in 2021

Andrew Sendy

January 15, 2020

What you need to know about solar panels for your home in 2021

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

How passive solar home design saves you money on energy

Ben Zientara

November 8, 2019

How passive solar home design saves you money on energy

Passive solar design is a way of using surfaces in and around your home to collect energy from the sun and store it as heat for use in the house.

Is Minnesota's Value of Solar tariff the future of solar?

Catherine Lane

November 6, 2019

Is Minnesota's Value of Solar tariff the future of solar?

Minnesota’s Value of Solar tariff is being challenged by the state’s largest utility, Xcel Energy.

What is California’s Solar Consumer Protection Guide?

Catherine Lane

October 25, 2019

What is California’s Solar Consumer Protection Guide?

CA solar installers must now provide prospective customers with a consumer protection guide.

Understanding the 100-watt solar panel kit and its uses

Zeeshan Hyder

October 2, 2019

Understanding the 100-watt solar panel kit and its uses

A 100-watt solar panel is portable, easy-to-use, and has many practical applications.