News Category: Solar 101
How knowing the steps involved in the solar panel installation process can help you negotiate a better deal from your solar company
28 Oct 2018
Pulling the trigger on a solar panel installation for your home can be a daunting process. You need to find the best solar companies in your area, work out the best brands of solar panels and inverters, calculate your savings to make sure solar panel...
19 Oct 2018
You've been thinking about getting a solar system for your home. You've heard about all the ways it can save you energy, and it sounds like a great opportunity. There's only one problem: you've always heard that solar panels need to be placed at an a...
18 Oct 2018
Customers of Duke Energy in North Carolina received good news this summer when regulators approved $62 million for a program that helps homeowners install solar energy systems. This incentive is expected to triple the private solar market in the stat...
16 Oct 2018
Financial modeling of solar returns in South Carolina has indicated the homeowners sitting on the fence may be missing out on one of the biggest opportunities for risk-free profit they will ever get.
14 Oct 2018
The cost of solar panels for homes is currently offset by a 30% federal tax credit and in some instances also supported by other state and utility-based solar incentives or tax credits. Right now many homeowners installing solar panels can get a payb...
20 Sep 2018
A new website CutMyBill.com shows how to get more value from a solar system by switching to the best available electric rate plan. Our study shows that solar homes can save an additional $200 per year.
29 Aug 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?
24 Jul 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...
23 Jul 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...
17 Jul 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?
14 Jul 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...