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Before Installing a Solar Array, Should You Replace Your Roof?

Solar array rooftop
Are you planning a rooftop solar array installation? If so, the condition of your roof matters. If the structural integrity of your roof is significantly compromised, mounting PV panels could pose a risk. Replacing your roof is costly, so you don’t want to do it if it isn’t necessary. Is...

Home Solar Panel Systems — Save 30 Percent! 

Home Solar Panel Systems
The idea of saving 30 percent on a new home solar panel system sounds too good to be true. It must be some kind of gimmick, right? It is not a gimmick. The federal solar investment tax credit (ITC) can cut your photovoltaic costs by a full 30 percent. As long as you own your home PV system...

Commercial Solar Energy Systems: What Are Your Options?

commercial solar energy
Installing commercial solar energy systems is a great way for companies to create their own electricity. Gas stations, auto dealers, hotels, distribution centers, stores and office buildings are among the many businesses now powered by photovoltaic energy. Because solar power is a flexible...

Do Solar Panels Work in the Winter?

Solar Panels Work in the Winter
Solar panels do not stop producing electricity during the cold season. Many potential solar adopters put off PV system installation until spring or summer for this very reason, but this notion has no basis in fact. Solar modules generate energy all year long. Photovoltaic power is an...

Can You Use Solar Power for a Mobile Home?

Use Solar Power for a Mobile Home
Mobile home owners are often interested in solar power, but they wonder if it’s possible with their type of structure. Yes, people who live in manufactured housing absolutely can go solar. However, PV panel installation for mobile homes is not the same as for most site-built homes. Can You...

6 Tips for Signing a Solar Contract

Signing a Solar Contract
Entering into a solar contract is a big financial decision, one that requires careful thought. You’ll be living with your home PV installation choices for a long time, and you don’t want to get burned by a bad deal. To make sure you get exactly what you want at the right price, check out the solar...

Solar Energy Glossary: 10 Terms to Know Before Going Solar

Solar energy glossary
Are you confused by solar energy terminology? The terms commonly used in the industry can sound jargon-y if you aren’t hip to the lingo. Check out our photovoltaic glossary for easy-to-understand definitions of 10 of the most common technical terms. No. 1: Balance of System Photovoltaic...