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Backup Your Solar Energy With a Battery

A battery backup solar power system will provide your home with power if the utility grid goes down—such as after a natural disaster. A fully charged battery will...

Buy Your Own Solar Energy System

A Solar Lease May Sound Great On The Surface, But You May Prefer To Buy Instead.   When you purchase instead of lease a solar system, it dramatically raises your...

The Financial Benefits of Solar Power

The big question for any homeowner considering installing solar power is a simple one: How quickly will the system pay for itself?   Save On Electricity Costs The...

Q&A: How Homeowners Beat High Summer Bills With Solar

The first day of summer is June 20, bringing with it a season of outdoor barbecues, long lazy afternoons and lots of sunshine. But as the temperatures increase, we know...

Want the Best Solar Panels? Choose the Right Solar Installer

At SunPower friends and family often ask us: “Where can I buy solar panels?” But what they’re really asking is: “How can I buy solar panels and get them...

No Fuel, No Pollution, No Waste: a Primer on Solar Panels

Solar is a fairly new energy alternative in the market these days. And it has created quite a buzz for a very good reason. Solar is environment and budget conscious, and...

Is It Better to Rent or Buy Solar Panels?

In the convenience of this day and age, many items are available to buy and own or rent, and solar panels are no exception. And like most of these choices, the answer to...

How to Prepare your Home for Solar Power Installation

So you’ve decided to install solar panels – that’s great! You’re on your way to reducing your carbon footprint and improving the environment. But, before you can...

11 Superstar Facts About Solar Energy

As the world’s finite fossil fuels continue to diminish, demand for clean energy alternatives are on the rise. Solar energy is a big part of this conversation, as a...

Is Your Home a Candidate for Solar Installation?

Solar energy is no longer considered a fringe option for those who feel experimental. Now a mainstream technology, residential solar energy usage grew by 51 percent...

Proper Maintenance for Solar Panels

Solar photovoltaics (PV) – known as “solar panel” systems, work by capturing the sun’s energy and converting it into electricity. For almost two decades now, the...

What to Expect When Adding Solar To Your Home

You’re already familiar with the benefits of using solar energy. After all, the energy and cost savings—and let’s not forget about the tax incentives—are what...