News Category: Solar 101

  • What types of solar power systems can I get for my home?

    What types of solar power systems can I get for my home?

    15 Nov 2017

    The most common types of solar energy systems for homes are grid-connected, grid-connected with energy storage (also called hybrid solar), off-grid (also called stand-alone), and DC systems.

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  • Solar Energy in South Carolina

    Solar Energy in South Carolina

    11 Nov 2017

    Solar energy installations and capacity in South Carolina have taken a turn for the better since enactment of the state Distributed Energy Resource Program Act in 2014, and they have been rising since.

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  • What are the steps to a solar panel installation?

    What are the steps to a solar panel installation?

    08 Nov 2017

    You've made the decision to join your neighbors and go solar. So now what? The process begins with a series of steps that can take months to be complete before you can enjoy making your own power with your solar panels.

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  • Net metering solution keeps solar panel installation viable in Utah

    Net metering solution keeps solar panel installation viable in Utah

    06 Nov 2017

    More Americans are taking advantage of the substantial and various benefits of installing a residential solar energy system can provide – and not just because the federal solar investment tax credit is winding down. Utilities in states across the nat...

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  • Free solar panels

    Free solar panels

    01 Nov 2017

    You’ve seen ads for free solar panels or free solar rooftops, but are they actually free? Companies offering free solar are actually offering zero-down solar power agreements through a loan, lease or power-purchase agreement instead of buying them ou...

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  • Solar battery storage

    Solar battery storage

    20 Oct 2017

    When most people think of solar battery storage, they envision off-grid solar users. Until 2017, that's been an accurate picture—but that picture is changing.

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  • Will my solar panels work in cloudy or snowy weather?

    Will my solar panels work in cloudy or snowy weather?

    19 Oct 2017

    Solar modules need the sun to produce electricity, so in places where clouds and snow are common, how much do snow and clouds effect output?

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  • Best Solar Panels in 2017 by Reviews

    Best Solar Panels in 2017 by Reviews

    12 Oct 2017

    How do you choose the best solar panels for your home or business? It’s a question you should ask as you want your investment to last for decades and to perform to high standards.

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  • Net Metering 2.0 in California

    Net Metering 2.0 in California

    06 Oct 2017

    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.

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  • Who are California’s best solar installers?

    Who are California’s best solar installers?

    05 Oct 2017

    It's undeniable that California is the nation’s largest solar market. It's the nation's most populous state and it's been one of the most proactive states in the US in terms of pushing for more solar power on homes, businesses and on the larger elect...

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  • What are solar batteries? Does my PV system need them?

    What are solar batteries? Does my PV system need them?

    28 Sep 2017

    The most common batteries used for solar electrical storage were deep-cycle lead-acid batteries. However, in recent years lithium-ion batteries like those used in everything from cell phones to power tools have caught up and Lazard reported that they...

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  • Are solar panels worth it?

    Are solar panels worth it?

    27 Sep 2017

    As a general rule solar power has a lot of advantages. It's good for the environment, increasingly affordable and provides a modicum of freedom from utilities.

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