News Archive for 2018
September 19, 2018
SunPower has consistently produced the most efficient residential solar panels on the market. With a strong product warranty and a guaranteed 25-year power output SunPower is a great choice for any type of solar owner, from residential to Industrial.
August 29, 2018
Experiments in the northern hemisphere have shown south-facing solar panels produce more energy but are there any exceptions to this south-facing rule? And how much production would you lose if you do not have an ideal south-facing roof space?
August 16, 2018
In August 2018 Hanwha announced that is was buying the remaining shares in its solar panel manufacturing subsidiary Hanwha Q Cells. This article explores how this transaction affect the future of Hanwha Q Cells solar panels and our rating of them.
August 14, 2018
Flexible solar panels could revolutionize the field of solar energy. In addition to the much lower cost, flexible solar panels allow for a great deal more versatility. Small and lightweight, they can be used on roofs that couldn't handle the weight o...
August 13, 2018
Installing a solar energy system saves money and helps the environment. By avoiding future utility bills, the system will pay for itself in a few years, but the up-front costs may be more than you have in available cash. Fortunately, there are many f...
August 10, 2018
So you're considering solar energy for your home. We're excited for you! As with any industry, solar installation companies range from first-class to fly-by-night. This article's purpose is to help you quickly and easily connect with the best solar i...
How does Rocky Mountain Power's net metering policies make solar worth it in Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming?
July 25, 2018
Solar system output doesn’t always match the power needs of your home at a particular time. Net metering is crucial to making solar systems economic in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming where Rocky Mountain Powers’ electric rates are low. It gives economic va...
July 24, 2018
As recently as a decade ago, the use of solar energy arrays in residential settings was a relatively rare event. Solar energy equipment and installation costs were expensive investments for most average American homeowners. Today, increasing technolo...
July 23, 2018
While some say there is a solar power revolution on the horizon, others say it’s already here! The sun provides a dependable and affordable alternative source of electric power in the form of photovoltaics (PV) and solar heating through concentrated...
July 17, 2018
When contemplating a solar power system installation on your home, the first question most people usually ask is, how much does a solar installation cost? This is closely followed by, how long do solar panels last?
What are thin film solar panels, how do they work and why aren’t they used for residential solar systems?
July 14, 2018
Advances in technology usually lead to a smaller size, decreased weight, new features, improved lifespan, or lower costs depending on the product. Solar panels are no different. The design of today’s solar panels is a great improvement than that of t...