Solar panels

Pros and cons of Tier 1 vs. Tier 2 solar panels

Andrew Sendy

August 23, 2017

Pros and cons of Tier 1 vs. Tier 2 solar panels

What is a tier 1 and tier 2 solar panel? What efficiency do I get from these types of solar panels?

Types of solar panels: which one is the best choice?

Catherine Lane

August 23, 2017

Types of solar panels: which one is the best choice?

Find out which of the main types of solar panels are right for your home. We explain how much they cost, power they produce, and how much you'll save.

DIY solar panels: Pros, cons & 6-step cost savings guide

Zeeshan Hyder

April 23, 2017

DIY solar panels: Pros, cons & 6-step cost savings guide

A DIY project is the cheapest way to install solar panels. This guide will help you figure out how to go about it.

Are free solar panels actually free?

Catherine Lane

January 23, 2017

Are free solar panels actually free?

Free solar panels allow you to install solar panels with no upfront cost, however, you get lower long electric bill savings in the long run.

How to find and claim solar panel rebates

Ben Zientara

December 15, 2016

How to find and claim solar panel rebates

Take advantage of local and federal solar incentives. Save thousands of dollars on your solar panel system.

Off-Grid solar energy systems

Andrew Sendy

August 12, 2016

Off-Grid solar energy systems

Learn the key differences between a normal grid connect solar power system and a stand alone system.

Grid Connect vs Stand Alone Solar Power Systems

Andrew Sendy

August 12, 2016

Grid Connect vs Stand Alone Solar Power Systems

What is the difference between a grid connect solar power system and a stand alone solar power system.

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