Solar 101

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.

Solar inverter buyer’s guide

Catherine Lane

May 22, 2020

Solar inverter buyer’s guide

Guide to how inverters work, what types are available (string, microinverter, power optimizer, hybrid) and which solar inverter setup is the right fit for you.

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