Solar power

The future of solar looks bright under Biden Administration

Catherine Lane

January 20, 2021

The future of solar looks bright under Biden Administration

Joe Biden’s "Clean Energy Revolution" is the most progressive climate plan in presidential history, and is expected to give the solar industry the boost it needs.

What are solar panels?

Ana Almerini

January 13, 2021

What are solar panels?

What are solar panels, how do they work? Solar panels use silicon solar cells to convert the sun’s energy into usable electricity through the photovoltaic effect.

New invention turns food waste into solar energy

Ana Almerini

January 8, 2021

New invention turns food waste into solar energy

An invention by winner of the James Dyson Sustainability award, Carvey Maigue, uses luminescent particles in food waste to turn UV light into electricity.

Tesla solar roof: Updates and comparing costs to conventional solar

Catherine Lane

January 6, 2021

Tesla solar roof: Updates and comparing costs to conventional solar

The Tesla solar roof has changed over the years. What’s the latest solar roof news and is it worth the cost? The answer may surprise you!

Solar panels for your home in 2021 - what you need to know

Catherine Lane

January 6, 2021

Solar panels for your home in 2021 - what you need to know

Answering the most common questions people have about installing residential solar panels for their homes in 2021.

What are the best off-grid solar systems to buy?

Zeeshan Hyder

December 27, 2020

What are the best off-grid solar systems to buy?

A buyer’s guide for off-grid solar systems for every purpose: RVs & camping, cabins & sheds, and homes of every kind.

Net metering vs. solar battery storage - which makes the most financial sense?

Ana Almerini

December 18, 2020

Net metering vs. solar battery storage - which makes the most financial sense?

What saves you more money, net metering or solar batteries? It depends on which net metering option your state provides. Find out what will save you the most.

Complete review of the sonnenCore battery

Catherine Lane

December 16, 2020

Complete review of the sonnenCore battery

Should you choose the sonnenCore battery over the Tesla Powerwall? We review everything you need to know about the sonnenCore battery, including cost, technical specifications, and if it's worth it.

7 best solar powered gifts for the 2020 holiday season

Catherine Lane

December 9, 2020

7 best solar powered gifts for the 2020 holiday season

Top-rated solar powered gifts that are sure to please everybody on your holiday shopping list. Our picks include gadgets from Ring, Nekteck, GoSun, and more.

5 best solar Christmas lights of 2020

Catherine Lane

December 2, 2020

5 best solar Christmas lights of 2020

A list of the 5 best solar Christmas lights to brighten up the holiday season. We cover their pros and cons, how they operate, and if they’re right for you.

Should you choose a lead acid battery for solar storage?

Ben Zientara

November 27, 2020

Should you choose a lead acid battery for solar storage?

Are lead acid batteries right for you? They may be an old technology, but the design still works well. Deep cycle lead acid batteries are a great way to store solar energy.

New affordable sonnenCore battery gives Tesla a run for its money

Catherine Lane

November 24, 2020

New affordable sonnenCore battery gives Tesla a run for its money

The new - and affordable - sonnenCore battery looks like it will be a main competitor to the Tesla Powerwall. While substantially cheaper than other sonnen batteries, it doesn't skimp on impressive features.