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.

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Two men moving a solar panel across a red roof.

How Much Do Solar Panels Weigh?

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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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Black tiled roof of terra cotta colored two story home with solar panels.

Your Quick Guide To Installing Solar Panels On A Tile Roof

Solar Basics 4-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Dec 21, 2022

Thinking of installing solar panels on a tile roof? Find options for safely completing a solar installation to your roof while keeping your home looking great.

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Man installing solar panels on roof of home.

18 Important Questions To Ask Solar Companies

Solar Basics 6-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Dec 18, 2022

Who should you have install solar panels on your home? See a list of questions to ask solar companies so you can find the right solar installer for your house.

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Complete Guide To Charging Electric Cars With Solar Panels

Solar Basics 9-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Dec 14, 2022

Can solar panels charge electric cars? Uncover important information about whether using a home solar system to charge an electric vehicle is a viable option.

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Men installing new solar panels on the roof of a private house.

How Long Does It Take To Install Solar Panels?

Solar Basics 5-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Dec 7, 2022

Many homeowners want to know how long it takes to install solar panels. Uncover all the phases of this project and how long it might take to get up and running.

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The Quick Guide To The Best Angle For Solar Panels

Solar Basics 5-Minute Read

Sarah Lozanova Dec 1, 2022

There’s a lot of science behind finding the best angle for solar panels. Uncover the facts so you can have the optimal solar panel angle for energy production.

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