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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

14 Articles

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

Solar Ownership

23 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

16 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 Lifetime Emissions Of Different Energy Sources Stack Up

Energy Efficiency

Martha Sandoval Feb 17, 2023

Rocket Solar analyzed data from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to see how greenhouse gas emissions differ among energy sources throughout their life cycle.

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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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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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Do I Need To Upgrade My Electrical Panel For Solar?

Solar Basics 4-Minute Read

Sarah Lozanova Aug 24, 2022

Some older homes need an electric panel upgrade for solar panels. See how to determine if your home will need a main panel upgrade to install a solar system. 

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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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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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