Solar 101

Are Trina Solar panels your best option? Probably.

Ana Almerini

September 30, 2021

Are Trina Solar panels your best option? Probably.

Trina Solar panels are a SolarReview’s top-rated solar panel manufacturer focusing on residential and commercial solar panels. Learn more today.

Here’s how SolarReviews rates solar installers in your area

Zeeshan Hyder

September 29, 2021

Here’s how SolarReviews rates solar installers in your area

We rate solar installers based on 13 different metrics to help you find the right company to buy & install solar panels from.

SolarReviews Releases First Full-Scale Solar Savings Estimator Designed Specifically for Homeowners

Evan Nicoles

September 28, 2021

SolarReviews Releases First Full-Scale Solar Savings Estimator Designed Specifically for Homeowners

SolarReviews released a first-of-its-kind, free Solar Calculator to provide detailed savings estimates for rooftop solar consumers. The new calculator integrates a series of advanced data sources and customizable inputs that, without this calculator, are

Yingli solar panels: the complete review

Ana Almerini

September 28, 2021

Yingli solar panels: the complete review

Yingli Solar is a top solar panel manufacturing company that offers well-made solar panels for residential use. Learn if they're right for your home today.

Generac PWRcell expert review: What makes it the most exciting new battery on the market?

Ben Zientara

September 27, 2021

Generac PWRcell expert review: What makes it the most exciting new battery on the market?

The Generac PWRcell is a home solar battery backup system that stands apart from the competition. Find out if it’s right for your home here.

Are air source heat pumps worth it?

Zeeshan Hyder

July 29, 2021

Are air source heat pumps worth it?

Air source heat pumps promise to cool & heat your home, all while slashing your electric bills & carbon footprint. But do they live up to the hype?

What is a Sun Number score and how is it calculated?

Catherine Lane

July 28, 2021

What is a Sun Number score and how is it calculated?

The Sun Number score represents how suitable a home is for solar on a scale from 1 to 100, but how much does it actually matter?

Why go solar in 2022: all benefits explained

Oliver Sendy

July 1, 2021

Why go solar in 2022: all benefits explained

Why do homeowners install solar panels on their homes? The federal solar tax credit, bill savings, and backup power are just a few reasons.

SolarReviews.com and UC Berkeley's BEACN Release Largest Home Solar Survey Ever Released

Evan Nicoles

April 20, 2021

SolarReviews.com and UC Berkeley's BEACN Release Largest Home Solar Survey Ever Released

New Report Finds That Primary Motivation for Installing Home Solar is Cost Savings, Disaster Resilience; Recent Acceleration in Home Battery Storage Installations

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.

A beginners guide to solar panels for home:  Are they worth it where you live?

Andrew Sendy

January 6, 2021

A beginners guide to solar panels for home: Are they worth it where you live?

Solar Panels for Home: Ultimate beginners guide shows the economics of solar panels on your specific home

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.