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Your Questions About Solar Energy And Solar Panels, Answered

Solar Basics

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Learn the basics about how solar panels work. We have answers to your questions about upfront costs, home requirements, the installation process and potential long-term savings.

Solar Financing

14 Articles

Learn about government incentives, net metering and solar loans that could help you on the path to solar ownership.

Solar Ownership

23 Articles

Maintaining and monitoring your solar system is key to preserving peak performance and your home's value. Stay up to date on the latest products in energy storage and solar ownership tips.

Energy Efficiency

16 Articles

Getting solar panels is a great way to make a difference for our environment. Discover other sources of renewable energy, the environmental impacts of your green home, what the future holds for solar technology and more!

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How Lifetime Emissions Of Different Energy Sources Stack Up

Energy Efficiency

Martha Sandoval Feb 17, 2023

Rocket Solar analyzed data from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to see how greenhouse gas emissions differ among energy sources throughout their life cycle.

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Solar technicians in hard hats working on solar panel farm.

Visualizing Solar Power Capacity Across US

Energy Efficiency 4-Minute Read

Jane Allison Gunn Feb 14, 2023

Rocket SolarSM cited data from the EIA to analyze solar utility use and development and how it's grown over the past 30 years.

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Aerial view of apartment building with solar panels.

A Renter’s Guide To Solar Panels For Apartments

Solar Financing 5-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Jan 17, 2023

You don’t have to wait until you’re a homeowner to enjoy the benefits of clean energy. Discover what options are available to get solar panels for apartments.

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Two men moving a solar panel across a red roof.

How Much Do Solar Panels Weigh?

Solar Basics 4-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Jan 11, 2023

Thinking about a solar panel system and wondering if your roof can support solar panels’ extra weight? Uncover the latest facts on how much solar panels weigh.

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Senior couple calculating solar savings.

Your Quick Guide To Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs)

Solar Financing 5-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Jan 4, 2023

Selling SRECs could help offset some costs of solar panels. Find out how they work in this homeowners guide to solar renewable energy credits.

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Solar panel farm at sunset.

How The Cost Of Solar Panels Has Fallen

Energy Efficiency 3-Minute Read

Lauren Liebhaber Jan 4, 2023

Rocket Solar cited data from the Energy Information Administration to look at how the cost of solar panels has fallen and what that means for electric power in the U.S. 

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