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6 Tips to Find the Perfect Solar Installer

Solar is a booming industry. New companies and contractors are popping up every day to get in on the action. If you use Yelp to search for “solar installation” in...

Solar 101: How Does Solar Energy Work?

Our sun is a naturally occurring nuclear reactor. It releases tiny packets of energy called photons, which travel the 93 million miles from the sun to Earth in about...

Solar Energy Pros and Cons: 10 Myths Debunked

When it comes to solar energy pros and cons, we’ve heard it all: It’s for hippies, it’s too expensive or it doesn’t work. Yet more solar energy...

7 Ways Renewable Energy Can Power Our World

Have you been wondering what “renewable energy” really means? Renewable energy solutions are literally found in the air, deep underground and in our oceans. Here’s...

Going Solar? What Type of Panels Should You Choose?

Some solar companies say the type of panels on your roof doesn’t matter because you are only buying the energy they produce. But when you’re making such an important...

How to Buy Solar Panels: FAQs About Solar Financing

Many homeowners who are interested in going solar aren’t sure whether they can afford it and may not be aware that there are several ways to finance a new home solar...

3 Ways Going Solar Changes Your Life

You know that a solar energy system will change how you power your home. But have you taken the time to think about the ways solar will change your life? There May Be...

What Are Solar Panels Made Of?

Whether it’s the food we consume, the beauty products we wear or the technology we use, consumers want to know what exactly these things are made of. We seek...

Money-Smart Reasons to Install Solar Panels at Your Home Now

Andrew and Sonia Campbell of Killeen, Texas, have been talking about putting in a solar power system for years. In June, the installers finally arrived—just as the...

Solar energy vs. fossil fuels: how do they compare?

If you’ve been following the ongoing battle between solar energy vs. fossil fuels, it might seem like the predominant resources on which the global economy depends...

How many solar panels do I need for my home?

Determining the size of your solar energy system starts with a simple question: how many solar panels do I need for my home? As most people want to produce enough energy...

Solar Net Energy Metering – Now in Many Flavors

Net Energy Metering (NEM), a US policy-based program that originated in the 1990s and operates in over 43 states, brings benefits to solar power consumers in two ways....