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How To Read Your Electricity Bill: A Guide

Solar Basics 4-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Nov 30, 2022

Do you know how to read your electricity bill? Learn about Time-Of-Use charges, kilowatt-hours, billing periods, delivery charges, net metering and much more.

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Do Solar Panels Need Direct Sunlight?

Solar Basics 3-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Nov 18, 2022

Wondering whether solar panels need direct sunlight? See how solar panels work in sunny weather conditions and indirect sunlight on overcast and cloudy days.

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The Complete Guide To Solar Panels In Florida

Solar Basics 5-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Nov 16, 2022

Sunny days and solid incentives on solar panels can mean energy savings for Florida homeowners. Explore the data to see if solar energy makes sense for you.

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The Complete Guide To Solar Panels In New Mexico

Solar Basics 6-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Nov 7, 2022

Solar panels are helping New Mexico go green. Explore the data and incentives to see how solar energy can allow New Mexico homeowners to save on energy costs.

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The Complete Guide To Solar Panels In Illinois

Solar Basics 5-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Nov 4, 2022

Illinois is making a big push to add renewable energy to electrical grids statewide. Learn about solar incentives that can cut your energy bills and emissions.

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What To Know About Solar Panels On Flat Roofs

Solar Basics 6-Minute Read

David Collins Oct 24, 2022

Homeowners researching renewable energy often ask whether solar panels work on flat roofs. Find out why flat roofs and solar panels are often a great match.

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A Complete Guide To Solar Panels In Arizona

Solar Basics 6-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Oct 24, 2022

Arizona homeowners added a record amount of solar panel capacity in 2021. Discover the cost of solar panels in Arizona and whether solar is worth it in Arizona.

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Your Guide To Solar Panels In Texas

Solar Basics 6-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Oct 24, 2022

Homeowners considering home solar panels in Texas can save money on utility bills, reduce emissions, and protect themselves from blackouts. Find out how.

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Understanding Home Energy Use: kW Vs. kWh

Solar Basics 3-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Oct 13, 2022

Knowing the difference between kW and kWh – kilowatts and kilowatt-hours – can help you cut your energy consumption and decide if going solar is right for you.

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Homeowners’ Perception of Home Solar: 57.3% Say They Will Get Solar In The Future

Solar Basics 7-Minute Read

David Collins Oct 11, 2022

Of homeowners, 17.1% either already use solar power or intend to in the near future, with 82.9% still holding off on adopting solar.

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How Much Electricity Does A TV Use?

Solar Basics 5-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Oct 8, 2022

Uncover how to determine how many watts a TV uses, and compare the power consumption of your television to the electricity consumption of other home appliances.

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How To Use Solar Panels During A Power Outage

Solar Basics 6-Minute Read

Sarah Lozanova Oct 7, 2022

Wondering how to use solar panels during a power outage? Find out what you should know about how solar power can keep the lights on when other homes lose power. 

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How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

Solar Basics 8-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Sep 16, 2022

"How long do solar panels last?” is a common question from homeowners. Read on to see answers about how long the components of a solar panel system can last.

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Solar Inverters: A Beginner’s Guide To Type, Size And Cost

Solar Basics 5-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Sep 16, 2022

Solar inverters are an important part of every solar panel system. Find out what they are, what they do and how to choose the right one for your home.

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A Quick Guide To Solar Panel Cost

Solar Basics 8-Minute Read

Sarah Lozanova Sep 16, 2022

If you’re trying to go green, it helps to to know about solar panel cost. Keep reading to see if solar panels make financial sense for you and your home.

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Your Quick Guide: Researching Solar Panels For Homes

Solar Basics 8-Minute Read

Melissa Brock Sep 15, 2022

Solar panels are becoming an increasingly popular addition to residential properties. Find out more about whether they’re a worthwhile investment for your home.

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The Benefits Of Solar Energy And Residential Solar Panels

Solar Basics 6-Minute Read

Melissa Brock Sep 15, 2022

There are numerous benefits of solar energy and for homeowners that install residential solar panels. We’ll cover the major advantages of going solar for you here.

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Solar Energy?

Solar Basics 9-Minute Read

Dan Miller Sep 15, 2022

If you’re weighing the pros and cons of solar energy, read on to see what to expect from this major investment, from resale value to environmental impact.

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