News Category: Solar panels
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...
July 13, 2018
Residential solar power systems yield big savings on monthly utility bills. However, they do require a large upfront investment of cash. Homeowners may consider purchasing used solar panels to decrease out-of-pocket costs. Are used solar panels the b...
July 11, 2018
When you think of solar panels, you generally picture them on the roof of your house. That's where they always go, right? Not necessarily. There's another option, called ground-mounted solar panels. What's the difference? And how much will that diffe...
July 10, 2018
Solar power continues to gain importance as an energy source for homes and businesses. Innovations like the Tesla Solar Roof make solar energy easier to incorporate into our daily lives. Beyond the technology, government regulations, public opinion,...
July 09, 2018
Are your energy expenses so high that they're affecting your budget? While it's true converting to green energy systems, like solar or wind power, make a big difference, there are plenty of small ways to save using simple, actionable measures via lif...
July 08, 2018
Examine the differences between a grid-tied solar system and a home solar system with battery storage (these can be either hybrid or off-grid systems). See the pros and cons of each type of solar power set up and which is best for you.
June 28, 2018
REC Group panels provide a solid balance between panel technology, efficiency and price point. If the roof area on the home is not limited, (space limitations are the only real reason to pay a huge premium for a high powered mono panel), and you can...
June 15, 2018
Estimate the cost of installing solar panels in San Antonio, Texas customized for your home. How the new CPS Energy solar rebate program works, the 30% federal solar tax credit and CPS Energy’s net metering program combine to deliver a massive monthl...
June 14, 2018
The cost of a 5kW solar system has fallen almost 50% in the last three years to average $11,200 (after the 30% tax credit). This article explores the best offers currently available on 5kW systems, how much power they produce and how much they save...
May 27, 2018
Solar panels provide economic benefit the moment the system is online. Once the system is installed and paid for, your solar energy is free for as many as 20-40 years depending on the quality of the systems. SunPower, a leading producer of solar pane...
May 12, 2018
When consumers think about residential solar, they often think about owning or leasing. There is another alternative that may not be as well-known: community solar.