Solar panels

BP Solar: Key facts and solar panel alternatives in 2021

Catherine Lane

May 11, 2021

BP Solar: Key facts and solar panel alternatives in 2021

A review of the history of BP Solar, including current availability of and alternatives for the now-defunct company’s solar panels.

Do you need snow guards for solar panels?

Ana Almerini

May 6, 2021

Do you need snow guards for solar panels?

You should consider buying snow guards for your solar panels if you live in an area that receives lots of heavy snowfall.

What is half-cut solar cell technology?

Ana Almerini

April 30, 2021

What is half-cut solar cell technology?

Half-cut solar cells create a more efficient solar panel, producing more energy per square foot than traditional panels, and offer better shade and heat tolerance.

Do solar panels need direct sunlight to work?

Zeeshan Hyder

April 21, 2021

Do solar panels need direct sunlight to work?

Yes, solar can work without direct sunlight - but there's a catch. Here’s how shading, cloudy weather, rainy days, and snow affect solar panel performance.

400-watt panels: Why to get them, and which ones are best in 2021

Zeeshan Hyder

April 10, 2021

400-watt panels: Why to get them, and which ones are best in 2021

The best solar brands are all releasing 400W panels. We look at who they’re right for, and which ones are best.

Everything you need to know about AC solar panels

Catherine Lane

March 30, 2021

Everything you need to know about AC solar panels

Guide to AC solar panels including what they are, which popular brands sell them, and if they’re right for your home.

Commercial solar panels: Costs, benefits & best installers

Zeeshan Hyder

March 24, 2021

Commercial solar panels: Costs, benefits & best installers

In this guide to commercial solar panels, we explain to you the why and how of taking your organization or business solar.

Sharp solar panels: how they compare to other top brands

Ben Zientara

March 19, 2021

Sharp solar panels: how they compare to other top brands

Sharp offers solar panels for home and commercial solar installations. Here’s more about them and how they compare to other top brands.

Complete review of Tesla solar panels: are they worth it?

Catherine Lane

March 15, 2021

Complete review of Tesla solar panels: are they worth it?

An in-depth review of Tesla solar panels, including pricing, specs, customer service - and more. Should you choose Tesla when making the switch to solar?

Folding solar panels: what you need to know

Ana Almerini

March 12, 2021

Folding solar panels: what you need to know

Folding solar panels offer the portability and efficiency you need to be truly off-grid while camping, hiking, or enjoying a day at the beach.

PERC solar cells - are they the best choice?

Ben Zientara

March 11, 2021

PERC solar cells - are they the best choice?

PERC is a technology that makes solar panels more efficient by adding extra layers to traditional silicon solar cells. Find out if they’re right for you.

Everything you need to know about installing solar panels on boats

Ana Almerini

March 4, 2021

Everything you need to know about installing solar panels on boats

Adding solar panels to your boat will keep your battery charged and your appliances running, from a quick fishing trip to sailing an entire open ocean.