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Adding Solar Panels To An Existing System: A Quick Guide

Solar Ownership 5-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Aug 22, 2022

If you’re a homeowner thinking of adding solar panels to an existing solar system, learn how to ensure you’re working toward your renewable energy goals.

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Is A Hybrid Solar System Right For Your Home?

Solar Basics 3-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Aug 15, 2022

If you want to keep your energy prices low and power your home during blackouts, a hybrid solar system might be for you. See how a hybrid solar system works.

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Monocrystalline Vs. Polycrystalline Solar Panels – Which Are Best For Your Home?

Solar Basics 5-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Aug 15, 2022

What are the key differences in monocrystalline vs. polycrystalline solar panels? Find out and learn how to choose the right solar panel types for your home.

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The Quick Guide To Grid-Tied Solar Systems

Solar Basics 4-Minute Read

Sarah Lozanova Aug 3, 2022

What is a grid-tied solar system? It’s one where a solar-powered home remains connected to the utility grid. See how this can be beneficial for homeowners.

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MPPT Vs. PWM Solar Charge Controllers: Which Is Right For Off-Grid Homes?

Solar Basics 3-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Aug 1, 2022

If you’re thinking about an off-grid solar home, you’ll need an MPPT or PWM solar charge controller. Unlock some important info for choosing the right one.

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How Much Power Does A Refrigerator Use?

Solar Basics 4-Minute Read

Sarah Lozanova Jul 27, 2022

Understanding how much energy is used by your refrigerator and other appliances can help you reduce electric costs. Discover how many watts a refrigerator uses.

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Do You Need An Energy Audit Before Installing A Solar Panel System?

Energy Efficiency 4-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Jul 26, 2022

An energy audit, or home energy assessment, can be helpful for gauging the efficiency of your home. Learn how this process works and whether you need an audit.

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Can Solar Panels Be Installed On A Metal Roof?

Solar Basics 5-Minute Read

Sarah Lozanova Jul 25, 2022

Solar panels are compatible with most roofing materials, including metal. Uncover everything you need to know about installing solar panels on a metal roof.

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What Is A Solar Array And What Size Do You Need?

Solar Basics 5-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Jul 25, 2022

A solar array is a collection of solar panels wired to help power your home. Learn how arrays work and how to determine the best size for your living situation.

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The Quick Guide To Off-Peak Electricity Hours

Solar Basics 4-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Jul 20, 2022

If you’re researching solar panels, a basic understanding of off-peak electricity hours is important. Discover when it’s best to minimize your daily energy use.

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How To Choose The Best Solar Batteries For Your Home

Solar Basics 4-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Jul 18, 2022

When your solar power system can’t generate enough electricity, you may need to rely on a solar battery. Discover how to choose the best battery for your home.

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Solar Panels: Grants For Homeowners To Consider

Solar Financing 4-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Jul 12, 2022

See how solar panel grants for homeowners can help you enjoy energy savings and provide the necessary funding to make your home a source of renewable energy.

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What’s The Environmental Impact Of Solar Energy?

Energy Efficiency 4-Minute Read

Sidney Richardson Jul 5, 2022

What’s the environmental impact of solar energy from homes? Find out whether installing solar panels at home makes a significant difference on the environment.

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The Complete Guide To Solar Panel Recycling

Solar Ownership 5-Minute Read

Sarah Lozanova Jun 30, 2022

What happens to aging solar panels on your home when they can’t produce power as efficiently as they once did? Find out in our solar panel recycling guide.

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Converting Solar Power Units: Megawatt To Kilowatt

Solar Basics 2-Minute Read

Sarah Lozanova Jun 30, 2022

The main unit of solar power is measured in wattages, either as megawatts (MW) or kilowatts (kW). Uncover the formula for converting megawatt to kilowatt.

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The Complete Guide To Types Of Solar Panels

Solar Basics 6-Minute Read

Sarah Lozanova Jun 30, 2022

Several types of solar panels are available for purchase, but which solar panel type is right for your home? Uncover the best panel for harnessing solar energy.

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A Complete Guide To Home Solar Panel Installation

Solar Basics 5-Minute Read

Sarah Lozanova Jun 29, 2022

Wondering what happens when you get solar panels on your home? Explore the steps of a solar panel installation and see whether it’s a good DIY project for you.

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Do Solar Panels Damage Roofs? What You Should Know

Solar Basics 4-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Jun 29, 2022

Do solar panels damage roofs? It largely depends on your roof’s condition – and the roofer. Learn how to keep your roof safe during a solar panel installation.

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