Solar 101

How to wire solar panels in series vs. parallel

Andrew Sendy

October 15, 2018

How to wire solar panels in series vs. parallel

It’s important to know how to wire solar panels because it will influence how much energy your solar system produces. Find out if wiring in series or parallel, or both, is best for you.

How does solar energy work and how do we use it in our homes?

Andrew Sendy

September 12, 2018

How does solar energy work and how do we use it in our homes?

Want to know how solar energy works for homes with rooftop solar? We explain inverters, energy flows, batteries, and how solar interacts with the grid.

How much do solar panels save in 2021?

Catherine Lane

September 5, 2018

How much do solar panels save in 2021?

Our solar savings estimator show show much solar panels will save for your home. (and averages for typical homes in each state)

What is the best direction for solar panels to face?

Zeeshan Hyder

August 29, 2018

What is the best direction for solar panels to face?

South is the best direction for solar panels for overall output. But what if you have a battery system, or there are high TOU rates where you live?

How to search and compare prices from solar providers near me

Andrew Sendy

August 27, 2018

How to search and compare prices from solar providers near me

Best site to compare solar companies near you because it calculates the system size you need online and then show you both the prices and reputations of the local solar providers

How much does a 6kW solar power system cost and how much electricity does it produce?

Andrew Sendy

August 26, 2018

How much does a 6kW solar power system cost and how much electricity does it produce?

A 6kW system will produce between 400-900 kWhs of power a month, which can offset the average US energy use of 914 kWhs. 6kW systems cost $15,600 on average.

Why are solar panels so expensive?

Zeeshan Hyder

August 15, 2018

Why are solar panels so expensive?

Expensive materials and high soft costs drive up the cost of solar panel installations. But they’re much cheaper than before, and offer a fantastic payback to many homeowners.

What are thin film solar panels, how do they work and why aren’t they used for residential solar systems?

Andrew Sendy

July 14, 2018

What are thin film solar panels, how do they work and why aren’t they used for residential solar systems?

Thin film solar panels are smaller, lighter, last longer and cost less. So, why aren't they used for residential installations?

A complete review of Grape Solar panels

Ana Almerini

July 13, 2018

A complete review of Grape Solar panels

Before you buy Grape Solar panels, read our comprehensive review to make sure they make sense for your lifestyle and energy needs.

Solar Energy vs. Fossil Fuels

Andrew Sendy

July 12, 2018

Solar Energy vs. Fossil Fuels

The answer we’ve heard for years is to turn to renewable types of energy because fossil fuels are being depleted and a danger to the environment. Make a conscious effort to reduce their carbon footprints.

How has the price and efficiency of solar panels changed over time?

Andrew Sendy

July 12, 2018

How has the price and efficiency of solar panels changed over time?

Solar power technology has been around for a lot longer than many realize. Throughout its development, the technology has seen countless transformations with increased increments of efficiency and eventually a drop in prices that made it available for res

Ground-mounted solar panels: what you need to know

Zeeshan Hyder

July 11, 2018

Ground-mounted solar panels: what you need to know

When you think of solar panels, you generally picture them on the roof of your house. That's where they always go, right? Not necessarily. There's another option, called ground-mounted solar panels. What's the difference? And how much will that difference