Do solar panels work on cloudy days or at night?
We explain in simple English how solar panels work, how well they work on cloudy days and climates, and whether they work at night.Read More
Why solar panels for homes are vital to the future of our planet
Greater action on climate change is coming. Solar panels will play a key role in the shift away from fossil fuels along with these emerging trends: electric vehicles, solar roofs and solar shingles, and solar batteries.Read More
How do Tesla prices on solar panels, their home battery and Tesla cars compare to competitors offering similar products?
Their products have taken the solar, energy and auto sectors by storm. But are Tesla prices competitive in each of these product categories? We take a look.Read More
Best solar batteries in 2019: Tesla vs. Sonnen vs. LG Chem vs. BYD
Tesla Powerwall rules the US market—but is another brand better for your needs? Here are the reviews and pros & cons for the Sonnen Eco, LG Chem Resu and BYD B-Box. All have some great features that make them worth a closer look...Read More
How do I claim the Federal Solar Tax Credit?
Here’s a guide to the 30% solar investment tax credit (ITC). Learn the requirements, how it works, when you claim it, which forms to submit, and how it affects your taxes.Read More
Wiring solar panels: Do you wire solar panels in series or parallel?
When an installer connects your solar panels in a series, he is wiring each panel to the next. When an installer connects your solar panels in parallel, there is one wire for connecting the wires from all the positive terminals and one wire for the wiresRead More
After the Tesla Powerwall price increase is it still the best solar energy storage solution in 2019?
What 5 factors make the Tesla Powerwall solution stand out as the best current solar battery storage solution for residential energy storage?Read More
What is a solar battery charger and what are the best solar battery chargers on the market in 2018?
Solar energy uses often expand beyond what people consider. Harnessing the sun's power isn't limited to solar panels for commercial and residential use, and battery chargers are the perfect...Read More
Are Li-Ion or Lead-Acid Batteries better for Home Energy Storage
Which batteries are better for home energy storage, lead-acid or lithium ion? This article answers the question.Read More
Are Lithium-Ion solar batteries the best for storage of excess solar energy from residential solar panels
Tesla isn't the only brand harnessing lithium ion power. Many other companies have recreated the technology using semi solid electrodes instead of thin layers of them. Layers certainly allow you to build the volume you need, but they do so expensively. ARead More
Does the Smartflower solar axis tracker signal a wind of change for residential solar?
The Smartflower is a fusion between solar panels and art and follows the theme started with the Tesla solar roof launch.Read More
What are the pros and cons of a solar generator. Are they a bit of a gimmick?
What are the pros and cons of a solar generator. Are they a bit of a gimmick?Read More
Off-Grid solar energy systems
Learn the key differences between a normal grid connect solar power system and a stand alone system.Read More
Grid Connect vs Stand Alone Solar Power Systems
What is the difference between a grid connect solar power system and a stand alone solar power system.Read More
How does a solar power system work on your home?
How does a solar power system for your home work? The basics of installing a solar power system for home.Read More