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.

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.

President Biden takes executive action to boost solar - what will it mean for homeowners?

Ben Zientara

June 10, 2022

President Biden takes executive action to boost solar - what will it mean for homeowners?

President Biden issued two executive orders to increase the amount of solar installation and manufacturing in the U.S. Will they work?

How long does a solar panel installation take?

Catherine Lane

June 8, 2022

How long does a solar panel installation take?

It only takes a few hours to get solar panels on your roof, but how long does the entire installation process take? Learn more today.