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9 minutes ago

How to Find a Good Local Solar Installer in Your Area

Just because solar power is growing everywhere, it doesn’t mean that every installer is the best. You want to find a solar power installer that is right for you. It takes a bit of research, you will have to compare different quotes and you will have to ask questions, but it is worth it with the right solar installation.

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2 hours ago

How Important is the Efficiency of Solar Panels?

The most efficient solar panel is not always the best one for your situation. Many times because of shade, the way your roof faces, or the total cost of one system versus another is more important than the efficiency of one solar panel over another.

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May 18, 2018

The Cost of Solar is Projected to Drop in California, but Not For Everyone

When the California Energy Commission mandated that all new construction include solar panels starting in 2020, and that is a great thing, but don’t look for prices to drop as much, because most of the cost of installing solar is in the permitting process and the installation itself.

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May 18, 2018

What Type of Homes are Suitable for Residential Solar Panels

As long as you have sun, there are solar panels that can cover your power needs. It doesn’t matter if what direction your roof faces, modern solar panel installers can design a system for any roof

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May 18, 2018

California Rooftop Solar Mandate to Boost Sales 14 Percent Over 4 Years

The California solar industry is expected to grow 14 percent from 2020 to 2023, because of the new solar mandate. The industry is going to grow more than that overall, but this new law gives the industry a 14 percent boost alone

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May 16, 2018

Solar Panels Cost Less Than You Think

Everyone thinks solar panels are out of reach, but the truth is that solar power is a lot more affordable than you think. Solar is less expensive than most new cars, it’s less than you’ll pay for power over the long term, and it’s even less than an extravagant weeklong vacation in Las Vegas.

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May 16, 2018

Solar Power String Inverters Versus Micro Inverters and Optimizers

So you want to install solar panels on your home, but when do you use a micro inverter over a string inverter? What are the benefits of each and would you use one inverter over another? We break down the basics so you can make the most cost-effective choice for your residential solar panel system.

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May 14, 2018

Community Solar is Taking Off and That’s a Good Thing

There are 320 GW of solar power potential in this country that has yet to be installed. At the same time, there are many communities that cannot have rooftop solar because of their location or because there is just not enough space. This is where community solar comes in. It is a great way to build solar panel gardens that benefit a whole community.

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May 14, 2018

How Much Would a Solar System Cost in the Boston MA Area?

Boston MA is a hotspot for solar panels. There is so much solar power generated in the state, that the power grid is seeing daytime usage drop to a rate lower than at night when usage is typically low. Because it is such a growing market that we chose it to be our fourth city in the continuing series of cost of solar power in different areas.

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May 11, 2018

How Much Would a Solar Panel System Cost in Redding CA?

Solar power is popular around the country, and it is more affordable than ever. Another solar power hot spot in California is Redding, located in the northern Sacramento Valley. This is the third in a series of articles about the cost of installing solar power in different cities, and as you will see, solar power is affordable everywhere.

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May 11, 2018

How solar PV Cells Work and Why the Cost Keeps Dropping

You have probably seen solar panels on rooftops all around your neighborhood, but do you know how they actually work to generate electricity? Here we look at solar photovoltaic cells (the technology behind solar panels) see how they work, why they will keep dropping in price, and why they will keep producing electricity for a long time.

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