Solar panels

How much will solar panels cost to install on your specific home in 2021?

Andrew Sendy

June 25, 2021

How much will solar panels cost to install on your specific home in 2021?

Solar system cost is now less than $20,000 for a typical home. But what should you take into consideration when shopping for solar panels for your home?

The 5 best solar shed lights to buy in 2021

Ana Almerini

June 18, 2021

The 5 best solar shed lights to buy in 2021

You can easily transform your shed into a solar shed by adding solar panels to the roof or by installing solar-powered lights.

Are solar canopies and carports worth it?

Zeeshan Hyder

June 15, 2021

Are solar canopies and carports worth it?

Solar canopies are custom-built outdoor structures designed to hold overhanging solar panels, enabling on-site solar power generation.

Best solar monitoring systems for 2021

Ben Zientara

May 21, 2021

Best solar monitoring systems for 2021

Solar monitoring systems help homeowners see whether their solar panels are working and how much electricity they make, tracked over time to compare.

What are solar critter guards - and do you need them?

Ana Almerini

May 20, 2021

What are solar critter guards - and do you need them?

A solar critter guard is a physical barrier that surrounds your solar array to keep out pests like birds, squirrels, and unwanted vegetation.

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.