Solar power

All of our articles that can help you understand the benefits of running your home with solar power.

Solar energy pros and cons in 2024

Jamie Smith

February 23, 2024

Solar energy pros and cons in 2024

There’s plenty of advantages and disadvantages to getting solar panels - read about them here.

Solar panel efficiency explained: most efficient solar panels 2024

Catherine Lane

February 5, 2024

Solar panel efficiency explained: most efficient solar panels 2024

Solar panel efficiency ratings today are between 19 and 21%, but more brands are breaking the 22% mark.

Top 5 cheap solar panels in 2024

Jamie Smith

January 31, 2024

Top 5 cheap solar panels in 2024

Your complete guide to low-cost solar panels and tips for saving money on solar installations.

2024 Panasonic solar panels review

Catherine Lane

January 29, 2024

2024 Panasonic solar panels review

Panasonic panels are an excellent choice for a solar consumer looking to install a solar panel that has matching similar warranties to the most respected brands on the market, but doesn’t take your life savings. The HIT cell technology and partnership wit

The complete review of REC solar panels for 2024

Catherine Lane

January 29, 2024

The complete review of REC solar panels for 2024

REC is a top-tier solar panel manufacturer that pioneered half-cut cell technology, which increases the energy output and efficiency of their solar panels.

2024 federal solar tax credit explained: How it works

Catherine Lane

November 30, 2023

2024 federal solar tax credit explained: How it works

The federal solar tax credit equals 30% of solar installation costs and may result in a bigger tax return!

Solar batteries: Are they worth the cost?

Catherine Lane

November 3, 2023

Solar batteries: Are they worth the cost?

A breakdown of how solar batteries work and what factors influence solar battery cost.

11 energy-saving tips: energy conservation and energy efficiency

Ana Almerini

November 1, 2023

11 energy-saving tips: energy conservation and energy efficiency

Energy conservation is easier than you think, read our top 10 tips to help you reduce your energy use and save money on your electricity bill.

Solar panel payback period and ROI: How long does it take for solar panels to pay for themselves?

Ben Zientara

October 26, 2023

Solar panel payback period and ROI: How long does it take for solar panels to pay for themselves?

Curious as to how long it will take to break even on solar panels for your home? Here's how to see the cost, savings & payback time you would get if you install solar panels on your specific home.

Everything you need to know about thin-film solar panels

Jamie Smith

October 13, 2023

Everything you need to know about thin-film solar panels

Curious about thin-film solar panels? Find out if they’re right for you.

5 reasons why your gas bill is so high

Cameron Bates

October 12, 2023

5 reasons why your gas bill is so high

Explaining the five most common reasons for sky-high electric bills (and how to stop them) that might surprise you.

What is a solar farm? Costs, land needs & more

Zeeshan Hyder

October 9, 2023

What is a solar farm? Costs, land needs & more

Curious about solar farms, or want to start one? Here’s how much land they need, and how much money you can make from one.