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Solar panels on cloudy day.

Do Solar Panels Work On Cloudy Days? Yes – And Here’s Why

Solar Basics 4-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Jun 22, 2022

Do solar panels work on cloudy days or when it rains? Find out how solar panel technology fares in indirect sunlight versus direct sunlight and why it matters.

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Where Are Solar Panels Made? What To Know Before You Buy

Solar Basics 4-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Jun 21, 2022

Where are solar panels made? Before you decide to buy some, see how the country where your panels are manufactured can impact the sustainability of your system.

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10 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Energy Efficiency 7-Minute Read

Melissa Brock Jun 17, 2022

What is a carbon footprint and why is it important? Read on to learn more, and for 10 tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint.

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Man removing solar panels from roof of house.

Solar Panel Removal And Reinstallation: What To Expect

Solar Basics 5-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Jun 6, 2022

Homeowners interested in renewable energy often ask about solar panel removal when re-roofing their home. Uncover important details about removing solar panels.

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Solar panels on roof during storm.

How Does Solar Insurance Work And What Does It Cover?

Solar Ownership 2-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar May 12, 2022

Solar panels are covered under most but not all homeowners insurance policies. Learn how to guarantee solar insurance protection for your home’s solar panels.

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Inspectors with solar panels.

What Is A Sun Number And How Do You Find Your Home’s Sun Score?

Solar Basics 4-Minute Read

Sarah Lozanova May 10, 2022

A sun number is a rating that assesses whether your home would benefit from solar panels. Let’s examine how to find your sun number score and why it matters.

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Solar panels in a field with wind mills in the back.

A Quick Guide To Renewable Energy Credits

Energy Efficiency 5-Minute Read

Sarah Lozanova Apr 15, 2022

Renewable Energy Credits are, in theory, a way for people to support green energy sources. Read on to see whether they’re a good option for you.

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How Many Solar Panels Do I Need?

Solar Basics 5-Minute Read

Sarah Lozanova Apr 12, 2022

Find out how your peak sunlight hours, energy consumption and solar panel type influences how many solar panels you need.

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Beautiful bog house in daylight with solar panels on side of house.

How Much Energy Do Solar Panels Produce In A Year? Understanding Average Solar Panel Output

Solar Basics 6-Minute Read

Melissa Brock Apr 11, 2022

We’ll break down average solar panel output to help homeowners understand how much energy solar panels produce in a year.

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Blue house with solar panels on the roof.

Selling Solar Electricity Back To The Grid: What You Need To Know

Energy Efficiency 4-Minute Read

Dan Miller Apr 8, 2022

You might have heard that going solar could open up the opportunity to sell electricity back to the grid. How does it work and how could you get started? We'll explain here.

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Solar powered house on lake.

What You Should Know About An Off-Grid Solar System

Solar Basics 10-Minute Read

Sarah Lozanova Apr 8, 2022

Thinking about an off-grid solar system? Find out if relying on your own energy production is the right step for you and your home.

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What Is Net Metering And Why Is It Important For Home Solar?

Solar Basics 5-Minute Read

Melissa Brock Apr 8, 2022

If you’re researching solar, you’ve probably noticed the term “net metering.” Read on to learn what that means and how it impacts people with home solar.

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Solar panels on house on sunny day.

Buying A House With Solar Panels: What You Need To Know

Solar Ownership 8-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Apr 7, 2022

If you’re in the market for a new home, you may be looking for something with energy-saving upgrades like a solar system. Here’s what to know when buying a house with solar panels.

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Woman installing solar panels on a roof.

Solar Panel Efficiency: A Quick Guide

Energy Efficiency 6-Minute Read

Melissa Brock Apr 6, 2022

Thinking about home solar? Solar panel efficiency should be high on your list of priorities. Here’s what you need to know about efficient solar panels. 

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House shown with solar panels during the day.

How Many Solar Panels Do You Need To Power A House?

Solar Basics 5-Minute Read

Dan Miller Apr 6, 2022

Solar panels collect sunlight and turn it into usable electricity for your home. Learn how many solar panels you need to power your house with this guide.

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Pink house with solar panels on the house.

How To Find The Best Solar Panels For Your Home: 2022 Edition

Solar Basics 9-Minute Read

Sarah Lozanova Apr 6, 2022

Thinking about getting solar power this year but not sure where to start? Learn how to choose the best solar panels for your home with our comprehensive guide.

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Solar Panel Cleaning: A Quick Guide

Solar Ownership 6-Minute Read

Melissa Brock Apr 5, 2022

If you’re thinking about getting solar panels, you’re probably thinking about solar panel cleaning. Read on to learn whether your panels will need to be cleaned.

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How Much Do Solar Panels Save Homeowners?

Solar Financing 7-Minute Read

Sarah Lozanova Apr 5, 2022

Solar panels continue to gain in popularity around the country. But how much do solar panels save homeowners? Read on to find out.

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