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Your Questions About Solar Energy And Solar Panels, Answered

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.

Solar Financing

7 Articles

Learn about government incentives, net metering and solar loans that could help you on the path to solar ownership.

Solar Ownership

7 Articles

Maintaining and monitoring your solar system is key to preserving peak performance and your home's value. Stay up to date on the latest products in energy storage and solar ownership tips.

Energy Efficiency

6 Articles

Getting solar panels is a great way to make a difference for our environment. Discover other sources of renewable energy, the environmental impacts of your green home, what the future holds for solar technology and more!

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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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Man installing solar panel array.

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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Solar panels on metal roof.

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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House with solar panels in the day with lights on inside.

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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Panels in field during day.

The Homeowner’s Guide To Solar Power

Energy Efficiency 5-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar Jul 18, 2022

Are you looking for ways to reduce your utility bills or your carbon footprint? Your answer may be solar power. Lean here whether it’s a good fit for your home.

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Solar Panel batteries shown.

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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