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.

Do solar panels really save you money?

Catherine Lane

December 1, 2022

Do solar panels really save you money?

Solar panels can potentially eliminate your entire electricity bill. Learn more about how solar saves money and if it’s right for you!

2022 Expert review of Solarever USA solar panels

Catherine Lane

November 28, 2022

2022 Expert review of Solarever USA solar panels

Review of Mexican solar panel manufacturer Solarever’s residential solar products.

Are solar panels a good investment for you?

Joe Roberts

November 16, 2022

Are solar panels a good investment for you?

Want to go solar and save money on your utilities? Read our guide to learn if solar panels are a good investment for you.

Can solar panels power a whole house?

Joe Roberts

November 7, 2022

Can solar panels power a whole house?

Wondering if solar panels can keep up with your energy consumption and eliminate your electric bill? Read our guide to find out.

Going solar in North Carolina: net metering, incentives, and battery storage

Catherine Lane

October 25, 2022

Going solar in North Carolina: net metering, incentives, and battery storage

North Carolina homeowners can save thousands of dollars by installing solar panels thanks to the state’s net metering policy.

How the U.S. electrical grid works

Ben Zientara

October 11, 2022

How the U.S. electrical grid works

Every time you flip a switch or press a power button, the electrical grid reacts. Find out how and why here.

SunPower monitoring system review and comparison

Ben Zientara

September 15, 2022

SunPower monitoring system review and comparison

If you’re considering going solar with SunPower, read this to learn how their solar monitoring solution stacks up against the competition.

Greenwashing: what it is and how to spot it

Ana Almerini

September 8, 2022

Greenwashing: what it is and how to spot it

Greenwashing is a disingenuous form of marketing that companies engage in to deceive consumers into thinking that the company is more sustainable than it actually is.

Pink Energy files lawsuit against Generac, says faulty equipment led to millions in damages

Ben Zientara

August 16, 2022

Pink Energy files lawsuit against Generac, says faulty equipment led to millions in damages

In August 2022, Pink Energy (aka Power Home Solar) filed suit against Generac Power Systems. Here’s a rundown of the claims and evidence.

All about Solar Roadways: the promise versus the reality

Zeeshan Hyder

August 5, 2022

All about Solar Roadways: the promise versus the reality

We were promised cost-effective smart roads that could light up, melt snow, and produce immense amounts of solar power. Was it all too good to be true?

How many solar panels are needed for a 2,000-square-foot home?

Ben Zientara

August 3, 2022

How many solar panels are needed for a 2,000-square-foot home?

To make the average amount of energy used by a home in America, a 2,000 sq. ft. home would need between 16 and 21 solar panels.

Why is biodiversity important?

Ana Almerini

July 5, 2022

Why is biodiversity important?

Biodiversity is necessary for our existence by protecting our communities from storms, our food supply, and our economy in general. Learn why it's important today.