Solar 101

Questions to ask a solar company before you sign a contract

Ben Zientara

September 26, 2019

Questions to ask a solar company before you sign a contract

Forgetting to ask these questions will surely take a toll on your solar panel installation.

What is a peak sun hour? What are peak sun hour numbers for your state?

Zeeshan Hyder

August 7, 2019

What is a peak sun hour? What are peak sun hour numbers for your state?

How are peak sun hours different from regular sunlight hours? We explain what they are and why they matter.

How to use PVWatts to figure out the ideal size for your solar system

Ben Zientara

July 15, 2019

How to use PVWatts to figure out the ideal size for your solar system

PVWatts is a useful tool that to estimate annual electricity production from solar panels on your roof. Our method can help you find your ideal system size.

Black or blue solar panels: Which is better for your home?

Jagpreet Sandhu

June 3, 2019

Black or blue solar panels: Which is better for your home?

Find out the differences between blue and black solar panels in terms of their performance, production process, durability, cost, and much more.

Snow on solar panels: Will solar panels work in the winter?

Aditya Gautam

June 2, 2019

Snow on solar panels: Will solar panels work in the winter?

Are solar panels worth it in winters? Everything you need to know about the worth of solar panels in winter/snow.

Solar panel reliability: How reliable is solar power?

Zeeshan Hyder

May 30, 2019

Solar panel reliability: How reliable is solar power?

Critics often claim that solar power is unreliable. So, how is solar energy produced and is it a reliable source of energy? Find out here.

What is Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), and why should you care?

Ben Zientara

May 29, 2019

What is Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE), and why should you care?

Levelized Cost Of Energy (LCOE) is a way to help people compare the cost of two different ways of paying for energy over long periods of time.

The best solar panels to buy for your home in 2021

Zeeshan Hyder

May 23, 2019

The best solar panels to buy for your home in 2021

Each solar company will say the brand of solar panels they are selling is the best. We explain the factors you should consider so that you can decide which is best for your home

Top 5 American solar panel manufacturers in 2020

Chris Meehan

May 10, 2019

Top 5 American solar panel manufacturers in 2020

Reviewing the top-rated US solar panel manufacturers in 2020.

What is the most energy efficient space heater  - and the best solar air heater?

Andrew Sendy

May 3, 2019

What is the most energy efficient space heater - and the best solar air heater?

Looking for something safe and energy efficient? There are now space heaters and solar air heaters that are great for a single room or smaller space.

What is a solar farm? Costs, land needs & more

Zeeshan Hyder

April 23, 2019

What is a solar farm? Costs, land needs & more

Curious about solar farms, or want to start one? Here’s how much land they need, and how much money you can make from one.

Why portable solar panels are great for RVs and camping

Andrew Sendy

April 12, 2019

Why portable solar panels are great for RVs and camping

Portable solar panels let you use solar energy on the go. We review the top 5 portable solar panels on the market, and what you should look for when buying them.sy to deploy, and sometimes even foldable. Are they the right choice to meet your RV & camping