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Wind energy pros and cons

Wind energy is one of the world's most popular renewable energy sources. We take a look at wind energy's pros and cons to understand why it is so popular and what the future holds for wind power.

Written by Ana Almerini

Nissan Leaf price, cost to charge & charge time

Finally an electric car to challenge Tesla! Check out the Nissan Leaf price, cost to charge, charge time, types of chargers, and whether you should buy it.

Written by Alex Sendy

Solar pergolas, gazebos & patio covers: A quick guide

Solar pergolas, gazebos, and patio covers produce solar energy while providing shade. We explain what they are and if they're better than rooftop solar.

Written by Zeeshan Hyder

How hot do solar panels get and how does it affect my system?

Solar panels are hotter than the air temperature around them, this heat reduces their efficiency but the overall performance of your solar system will remain at enough capacity to power your home.

Written by Andy Sendy

Everything you need to know about California net metering 2.0 in 2024

Are you a PG&E, SDG&E, or SCE customer thinking of buying solar panels? NEM 2.0 determines how you will be credited for energy sold back to the grid.

Written by Zeeshan Hyder

Who makes the best premium residential solar panels: SunPower vs LG Solar vs Panasonic?

These 3 brands dominate the premium end of the residential solar panel market. Let's see how they compare on cost, warranty, efficiency, and performance.

Written by Zeeshan Hyder

How much do solar panels cost in Chicago, IL and what is the payback period?

For a basic 6 kilowatt (kW) residential solar installation, this means your solar system will cost $14,820 before the 26 percent federal ITC tax credit, and $10,966 after the credit is applied.

Written by Ben Zientara

Massachusetts SMART program explained

Massachusetts' SMART program is a solar incentive program, designed to put money in your pocket and promote solar development.

Written by Catherine Lane