News Category: Solar efficiency
December 18, 2018
The Tesla solar roof doubles as a roof and is by far the most aesthetically pleasing option - but it is also the most expensive option. SunTegra and CertainTeed, on the other hand, offer solar shingles and tiles that are cheaper but require an existi...
December 17, 2018
See how the cost is worked out. Use your monthly electricity usage to calculate the solar system size and number of solar panels required. You then deduct the solar tax credit & other incentives.
November 28, 2018
Battery solutions like the Tesla Powerwall 2 make living off-grid easier than ever. Living independently sounds great — but how much does it cost?
November 27, 2018
While NEM 2.0 slightly reduces the benefits of going solar, it retains the crucial incentive of net metering. Getting a solar system installed now will lock you into NEM 2.0 for 20 years.
November 26, 2018
How do I calculate whether solar panels for home will be a good investment? Solar cost calculators take your unique location, power use and solar prices in your city into account to calculate how many solar panels you need, how much solar will save y...
November 23, 2018
Getting solar panels for your home increases the value of your house. They tend to sell quicker than non-solar homes. As people become more educated about solar power, there will be a higher demand for solar panels. People who have this already insta...
November 18, 2018
While the price of solar energy is still slightly higher than energy from more traditional sources, investing is still an intelligent financial move. In 2017, the average monthly utility bill in the United States was $111.67. After achieving solar pa...
November 16, 2018
Expert review: Amidst a slew of controversy, legal proceedings, a trade case, bankruptcy filings, solar manufacturer Suniva may soon be back on its feet—and with it, a line of commercial solar panels ready for the consumer market.
October 19, 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...
October 18, 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...
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 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?