Solar panels

How long do solar panels actually last?

Andrew Sendy

April 29, 2016

How long do solar panels actually last?

Do solar panels go bad? What is a solar panel's typical life expectancy? Can you do anything to make them last longer? We answer these questions - and more.

Rodents Wreak Havoc on Rooftop Solar

November 26, 2013

Rodents Wreak Havoc on Rooftop Solar

Whether it’s pigeons nesting underneath your solar array, cooing and scurrying around on your roof, or a family of squirrels who spend their days chewing on your system’s wiring—animals can threaten your solar generation as well your peace of mind.

Beyond Electricity: Photovoltaics Harvest Sun and Rain

September 30, 2013

Beyond Electricity: Photovoltaics Harvest Sun and Rain

Rooftop solar photovoltaics go a step beyond electricity, offering a means for collecting rainwater.

5 ways to protect yourself from solar panel theft

Dan Hahn

February 20, 2009

5 ways to protect yourself from solar panel theft

Allow us to provide you with five foolproof ways to protect yourself from solar panel theft. Learn more today!

A sick graph – Iraq war spending vs. spending on renewable energy

Dan Hahn

October 30, 2007

A sick graph – Iraq war spending vs. spending on renewable energy

These figures are in millions. The source for energy R&D expenditures is from the National Council for Science and the Environment. Take a look here. Though the war in Iraq now costs about $120B a year, two authors (one a Nobel prize winner) estimates the