Solar panels

Solar panels generate electricity to power your home. Our solar panel resources tell you everything you need to know about installing solar panels.

Solar energy pros and cons in 2024

Jamie Smith

February 23, 2024

Solar energy pros and cons in 2024

There’s plenty of advantages and disadvantages to getting solar panels - read about them here.

Why California electricity bills are so high and what you can do about it

Ben Zientara

February 20, 2024

Why California electricity bills are so high and what you can do about it

In 2024, the average electricity bill in California is $186, which is over 29% higher than the average bill in the USA.

SolarReviews scoring system to rank solar panel brands

Catherine Lane

February 13, 2024

SolarReviews scoring system to rank solar panel brands

SolarReviews looks at hundreds of data points to rate solar brands, covering diverse factors such as value, quality, and company financial strength.

The best solar panels for homes in 2024

Catherine Lane

February 13, 2024

The best solar panels for homes in 2024

The best solar panels for homes in 2024 include Qcells, SunPower, Panasonic, Canadian Solar, and Silfab. The right one for you depends on your needs!

Solar panel efficiency explained: most efficient solar panels 2024

Catherine Lane

February 5, 2024

Solar panel efficiency explained: most efficient solar panels 2024

Solar panel efficiency ratings today are between 19 and 21%, but more brands are breaking the 22% mark.

How many solar panels do I need? (2024 Calculator)

Catherine Lane

February 5, 2024

How many solar panels do I need? (2024 Calculator)

How to calculate the number of solar panels needed to cover the home energy usage for your specific home.

Top 5 cheap solar panels in 2024

Jamie Smith

January 31, 2024

Top 5 cheap solar panels in 2024

Your complete guide to low-cost solar panels and tips for saving money on solar installations.

Expert review of Qcells solar panels for 2024

Catherine Lane

January 29, 2024

Expert review of Qcells solar panels for 2024

A complete review of Qcells solar panels, including their efficiency, warranty, and cost. If you’ve gotten a solar quote featuring Qcells, learn more about them here.

Should you go solar with Silfab solar panels?

Catherine Lane

January 29, 2024

Should you go solar with Silfab solar panels?

With tons of solar panels on the market, should you go solar with Silfab? We break down Silfab Solar's current products and how they compare to other brands.

Jinko Solar panels: An in-depth review

Catherine Lane

January 29, 2024

Jinko Solar panels: An in-depth review

Jinko Solar makes a lot of solar panels — but are they a good choice for your home? Here’s a complete review of the Chinese solar giant.

The complete review of REC solar panels for 2024

Catherine Lane

January 29, 2024

The complete review of REC solar panels for 2024

REC is a top-tier solar panel manufacturer that pioneered half-cut cell technology, which increases the energy output and efficiency of their solar panels.

2024 Panasonic solar panels review

Catherine Lane

January 29, 2024

2024 Panasonic solar panels review

Panasonic panels are an excellent choice for a solar consumer looking to install a solar panel that has matching similar warranties to the most respected brands on the market, but doesn’t take your life savings. The HIT cell technology and partnership wit