Solar power

How much electricity prices increase per year in the U.S.

Ben Zientara

May 19, 2021

How much electricity prices increase per year in the U.S.

The average electricity cost increase per year in the U.S. is about 2-3%, but several factors can affect that rate for individual states and utility companies.

What is Google Project Sunroof?

Ana Almerini

May 13, 2021

What is Google Project Sunroof?

Project Sunroof is software developed by Google that allows homeowners to get general information about solar panel installations based on location.

Perovskite solar cells: why they’re the future of solar power

Ben Zientara

April 23, 2021

Perovskite solar cells: why they’re the future of solar power

Perovskites are the most promising solar cell technology in the world, and they might be on your roof soon. Here’s how they work & when they’ll be available.

What is energy efficiency?

Catherine Lane

April 14, 2021

What is energy efficiency?

A breakdown of what energy efficiency means, its benefits, and how to make an energy-efficient home.

What are solar windows?

Ana Almerini

April 1, 2021

What are solar windows?

Solar windows can filter sunlight through them and turn it into usable energy. While not yet commercially available, they are being heavily researched.

PERC solar cells - are they the best choice?

Ben Zientara

March 11, 2021

PERC solar cells - are they the best choice?

PERC is a technology that makes solar panels more efficient by adding extra layers to traditional silicon solar cells. Find out if they’re right for you.

Declining fossil fuel jobs makes way for renewable energy careers

Ana Almerini

February 24, 2021

Declining fossil fuel jobs makes way for renewable energy careers

Fossil fuel jobs will be lost as we transition to a clean economy, but there are jobs to be gained by workers with transferable skills.

The best solar stocks to watch over the next decade

Dan Hahn

February 20, 2021

The best solar stocks to watch over the next decade

Learn about some of the more interesting publicly-traded companies in the solar energy and energy storage industries in 2021 and beyond.

How solar power could protect Texans from another ERCOT power outage

Catherine Lane

February 18, 2021

How solar power could protect Texans from another ERCOT power outage

In light of recent events, we explore how Texans can protect themselves from future widespread power shut offs by installing solar panels and solar batteries.

Span electrical panel: a digital upgrade of your analog electrical panel

Dan Hahn

February 11, 2021

Span electrical panel: a digital upgrade of your analog electrical panel

The Span electrical panel gives you the power to add flexibility and control over how you use electricity in your home. But is it right for you?

The complete review of REC solar panels for 2021

Ana Almerini

February 5, 2021

The complete review of REC solar panels for 2021

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.

Hawaii’s Quick Connect Program cuts red tape, increases solar savings

Catherine Lane

February 3, 2021

Hawaii’s Quick Connect Program cuts red tape, increases solar savings

Hawaiian Electric Company’s Quick Connect Program will save homeowners more money and give the solar industry a needed boost after COVID-19.