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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.

10 tips for getting the best solar quotes

Andrew Sendy

June 27, 2016

10 tips for getting the best solar quotes

Don’t get ripped off! Here’s how to get solar quotes for high-quality equipment, at competitive prices, from solar installers with top reviews.

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.

Solar lease vs. solar PPA

Andrew Sendy

April 26, 2016

Solar lease vs. solar PPA

Solar leases and solar PPAs are very similar and it can be difficult to differentiate the two. And - are they the best way to finance a solar panel installation?

What is a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)?

Ben Zientara

January 29, 2016

What is a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)?

A Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is a law that requires electric utilities in a state to generate a certain percentage of electricity from renewable sources by a certain date. The RPS is also used to determine the amount and type of incentives availab

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.

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