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How will Trump's solar tariffs affect residential solar panel costs

Andrew Sendy

January 24, 2018

How will Trump's solar tariffs affect residential solar panel costs

The short answer is that they won’t. Here’s why the newly implemented solar tariffs will have minimal effect on the cost of residential solar panel installation in the United States in 2018 and 2019.

Will solar panels survive a nuclear EMP (and dear God, why do we have to think about this?)

Ben Zientara

October 17, 2017

Will solar panels survive a nuclear EMP (and dear God, why do we have to think about this?)

A nuclear weapon can cause an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), which can disrupt everything that uses electronic circuitry. Will solar panels survive, and what can you do to provide EMP protection?

California Net Metering 2.0 and time of use billing

Harvey Petersen

October 6, 2017

California Net Metering 2.0 and time of use billing

California's net metering policy has been one of the backbones that have made California the solar powerhouse of America. As of July 1st 2017, the big utilities have changed to Net Metering 2.0 (NEM 2.0) which includes some big changes.

What happens to solar panels in a hurricane?

Ben Zientara

September 17, 2017

What happens to solar panels in a hurricane?

How do solar panels fare in a hurricane? Surprisingly well, it turns out. Learn more about what happens to solar panels in a hurricane today.

Solar power facts

Andrew Sendy

August 31, 2017

Solar power facts

Learn more about how solar power works and find out interesting solar power facts. how does solar panels work in the rain and snow.

Types of solar panels: which one is the best choice?

Catherine Lane

August 23, 2017

Types of solar panels: which one is the best choice?

Find out which of the main types of solar panels are right for your home. We explain how much they cost, power they produce, and how much you'll save.

Pros and cons of Tier 1 vs. Tier 2 solar panels

Andrew Sendy

August 23, 2017

Pros and cons of Tier 1 vs. Tier 2 solar panels

What is a tier 1 and tier 2 solar panel? What efficiency do I get from these types of solar panels?

What happens if you have solar and the power goes out?

Ben Zientara

July 25, 2017

What happens if you have solar and the power goes out?

Typical home solar installations shut down during a blackout, but you can keep the lights on in 1 of 3 ways: a generator, battery, or a special solar inverter.

How to understand and compare solar panel specifications

Andrew Sendy

June 7, 2017

How to understand and compare solar panel specifications

Solar panels explained: cells type, cell vendor, snow load, wind load, temperature coefficient, module efficiency, power tolerance, pmax

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