Solar Pros & Cons

It’s been more than 60 years since solar panels were first invented and almost 40 years since they were first installed on the White House. Despite their long track record, installing solar panels is still...

Reduce Your Electricity Bill

Installing solar panels on your home is hands down the best way to reduce your electrical bill. Why? Simply put, instead of needing to buy...

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Increase your Home Property Value

Do solar panels increase home value? Short answer? Yes, installing solar panels will increase the market value of your home by at least the cost...

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Gain Energy Independence

The concept of having an energy independent home is enticing, but what exactly does that mean, and what does it take to get there? With...

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Solar Energy Helps the Environment

In environmental friendliness, solar far exceeds traditional forms of energy production from fossil fuels. The clean energy produced by solar panels quickly compensates for the...

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Disadvantages of Solar Energy

By now, I hope you can agree that the advantages of going solar are so enticing that they far outweigh any potential disadvantages. However, just...

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Solar Panel Scams

One of the most annoying parts of being an active consumer in our society is being flooded with spam communications. Once you signal to the...

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Solar Panels for Home

So you understand the great benefits of solar – but how does the technology actually work? Check out this next section of our starter guide and these videos to find out. How Home Solar Works:...

Best Solar Panels

When it comes to solar panels, every home is different When looking to install a solar for your home, one of the most significant decisions you’ll...

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How Do Solar Panels Work?

Solar panels contain cells of semiconductive material, usually silicon, usually encased in a metallic frame and tempered glass. When subject to sunlight, photovoltaic cells create...

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Solar Panel Efficiency

You may hear the term “efficiency” thrown around a lot when reading up on solar panels. It sure sounds like a good thing, but what...

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Solar Inverter

Solar energy doesn’t provide electricity in a format that your table lamp could be powered by. Inverters change the power produced by your solar panels...

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Solar Providers Near Me

When beginning your home solar project, one of the first things you'll likely do is search "Solar Providers Near Me." You'll likely be presented with...

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Solar Panel Installation

Solar Panel Installation and Solar Installer Terms Bankability – The measurement of how likely a solar company will be in business in the future. A...

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Solar Panels to Charge an Electric Car

If you are an electric vehicle (EV) owner or are interested in becoming one, there is also a good chance that you will look into...

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Tesla Solar Roof

Elon Musk and the Tesla Solar program released the heavily-anticipated solar roof. The release of the solar roof also prompted a complete overhaul of the...

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Solar Pool Heater

Taking a swim in your pool can be a great way to cool off after a hot day. Less relaxing is repairing a broken pool...

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Community Solar

It’s no secret that many of us spend a large portion of our income on energy and electricity bills. In fact, in 2012 we spent...

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Solar for Condo Owners

Solar for condominium unit owners is uncommon but gaining steady popularity, particular in states like California where specific legislation has been written about it. If...

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Solar Panel Cost

The cost of solar panels has dramatically decreased over the past 10 years, about 80% between 2010 and 2017. This means that solar panels for your home costs less than paying your utility bill every...

Solar Calculator

Solar Energy is the fastest-growing electricity source and is expected to contribute 36 percent of total US renewable energy generation by 2050. Shifting to solar...

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Solar Panel Installation Cost

Here’s an exciting number. The cost for residential solar panel systems has dropped a remarkable 61 percent since 2010. That’s according to the National Renewable...

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How Much Do Solar Panels Save?

Year after year, electricity prices have continued to increase across the nation. Whereas over the last 10 years, the price of residential solar installations in...

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Solar Panel Costs by State

Average prices found through the Solar.com platform have been lower than market prices in a majority of the states according to data procured from the...

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Solar Cost Per Watt

Solar Panel Cost Per Watt is also referred to as the Solar Price Per Watt or PPW. What is Solar Cost Per Watt and How...

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Solar Panel Maintenance

So, you’ve installed your solar panels and they are now producing clean, low-cost energy for your home. How do you maintain your solar panels to...

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Solar Financing

This online guide covers how to finance your residential solar system, a crucial step in determining if solar panels are worth it for your home (we hope so!). Learn the pros and cons of direct...

Buy Solar Panels

What Is Ownership? Ownership of the system is when you purchase your solar panels outright with cash, or you finance the system and pay it...

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Solar Loans

A solar loan provides a key differentiator from a lease, ownership. With ownership comes another major benefit, added home equity. A recent study from Lawrence...

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Solar Lease

A solar lease is very similar to your current utility bill. The energy will be generated on site via clean solar energy, and the customer...

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Power Purchase Agreement

A power purchase agreement is simply an agreement to purchase power at an agreed-upon price ($/kWh). A reputable solar company offering you a PPA should...

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Solar Rebates & Incentives

Rebates and incentives are a crucial way governments have encouraged broader adoption of solar energy on their homes and businesses. These incentives will typically come from your utility, state government, or the federal government in...

Federal Solar Tax Credit

The Federal Solar Tax Credit or The Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC), was passed under the George Bush administration via the Energy Policy Act of...

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Solar Rebates by State

In addition to the 30% Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit, homeowners may also have access to additional solar incentives from their state or local utility....

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What are Solar SRECS?

An SREC, or Solar Renewable Energy Credit, is given to a homeowner for every MW hour of solar electricity their system generates. A 7kW system...

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Solar Battery

There are good reasons why batteries are sold separately from residential solar energy systems. First of all, it’s easy to go solar without using batteries. Secondly, even though prices have come down significantly in the...

How do solar batteries work?

As you conduct research into your solar project, you should also decide whether or not to include a home battery with your solar panel system....

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Solar Battery Price

Although not essential for everyone, solar batteries bring a lot of value to a solar system. For people who find themselves living in areas with...

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Off Grid Solar System

Independence from the electrical grid may sound like an attractive idea to some homeowners - the potential for positive environmental effects, greater energy security, and...

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Tesla Powerwall

Tesla's Powerwall 2 is perhaps the most famous solar backup battery option, though it is not the highest volume sold. Tied to celebrity tech entrepreneur...

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LG Chem Battery

The Benefits of Home Battery Backup Before going through the specs, let’s quickly review the benefits associated with having energy storage for your home. The...

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Sonnen Battery

As Solar.com expands its online solar marketplace to include more consumer technologies such as home energy storage, EV charging and more, we are reaching out...

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