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Buffalo, New York skyline at sunset.

The 12 Greenest Cities Across The US

Energy Efficiency 9-Minute Read

David Collins Jan 3, 2023

The top 3 most sustainable cities in Northeast, Midwest, South, and West ranked by their eco-friendliness, including Buffalo, Duluth, and Santa Rosa.

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The Homeowner’s Guide To Solar PPAs

Solar Financing 5-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Dec 30, 2022

A solar PPA (power purchase agreement) can put solar panels on your home for no money down. But see how PPA solar compares to a lease or owning the system.

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Wind turbines at sunset.

The Side Benefits Of Clean Energy

Energy Efficiency 5-Minute Read

Eliza Siegel Dec 30, 2022

Explore the benefits of clean energy, including how many new jobs clean energy is providing, and learn how much money a carbon tax could raise during the next decade.

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Man on a red roof installing solar panels.

Your Quick Guide To Solar Panel Scams

Solar Financing 6-Minute Read

Sarah Lozanova Dec 28, 2022

You might notice offers for free solar panels in your social media feed or email inbox. Learn how to tell solar panel scams from legitimate offers to go solar.

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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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Greenhouse with solar panel inverter.

Solar Microinverters Vs. Optimizers: Which Is Best?

Solar Ownership 6-Minute Read

Sarah Lozanova Dec 16, 2022

Deciding between microinverters vs. optimizers can have long-term implications for your solar panel system. Get the facts to ensure you make the right choice. 

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An electrician at the top of a telephone pole connecting wires.

Your Quick Guide To Rapid Shutdown For Solar Systems

Solar Ownership 3-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Dec 15, 2022

Rapid shutdown for solar systems can be a safety feature of PV arrays. See how to work with a solar installer to plan a new solar system or update solar panels.

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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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Power strip with all plugs connected.

7 Common Questions About Phantom Load

Solar Ownership 3-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Dec 14, 2022

“Phantom load” might not be a common topic for homeowners, but your home’s energy vampires can cost you money. Uncover the facts about phantom electricity.

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Young African American woman reading a document outside a cafe.

What To Know About A Solar Panel Warranty

Solar Ownership 4-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Dec 13, 2022

A solid solar panel warranty can provide homeowners with peace of mind. Uncover what you should know in order to head off any issues with your solar investment.

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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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Wind farm of multiple wind mills in Albany, West Australia.

Solar Vs. Wind: Which Green Energy Source Is Best For Homes?

Energy Efficiency 7-Minute Read

Sarah Lozanova Dec 7, 2022

Solar vs. wind – what’s better for homeowners thinking of producing green energy? Uncover the facts to see which renewable energy source will work best for you.

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Black roof of house with black solar panels against backdrop of blue sky.

Q Cell Solar Panels

Solar Ownership 4-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Dec 7, 2022

Qcells solar panels are a popular brand with solar installers. Here’s what you should know about Qcells’ efficiency, warranty, technology and reputation.

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Man checking solar monitoring app on phone.

A Quick Guide To Solar Monitoring

Solar Ownership 3-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Dec 7, 2022

With solar monitoring systems, homeowners can retrieve data to help them get more from their solar panels. Discover how solar panel monitoring can work for you.

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Team of engineers in lab looking over a solar panel.

PERC Solar Cells

Solar Ownership 5-Minute Read

Sarah Lozanova Dec 6, 2022

PERC solar cells are gaining popularity with homeowners and installers. Discover what they are and how they compare to conventional crystalline solar cells.

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Wind and solar energy.

How Much Does Electricity Cost In The US?

Solar Financing 5-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Dec 5, 2022

How much does electricity cost? Discover the average electric bill and energy usage for people throughout the U.S., along with tips on how to use less energy.

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Two angled solar panels on a snowy house roof.

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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