Solar can seem confusing. So many wires and jargon-y terms and lots of potential costs… But the actual installation of a solar panel is actually pretty straightforward! Let's break it down.
So you know you want solar. You also know you want solar power even when the skies are grey or your electricity provider goes down. You need a solar battery!
The short answer: Solar panels are made up of silicon solar cells that create electricity when sunlight hits them. The long answer: Here are 5 things to know about how solar panels work. 1: Solar cells are made of silicon * Solar cells are those blue or black squares you see inside a solar panel. * The same material that computer chips are made of (think "Silicon Valley") * Silicon, not silicone :) 2: There are 2 main types of solar cells * Polycrystalline: This means the solar cel
Have you made it to page 15 of Google’s “how to go solar” results and still feel overwhelmed? Don’t worry - we’ve all been there. Luckily, solar isn’t as intimidating as it seems and there are so many different ways to go solar. (Spoiler alert: they don’t even all include solar panel installation!) Let us show you how to go solar, 5 ways! Whether you own a home, rent an apartment, or live on a sailboat... you can go solar. Here's how: Option #1: Residential Solar If you conjure an image of
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The short answer: Solar panels get installed on your roof (or ground mounted in your yard). They generate clean energy & your electricity bill goes bye bye! The long answer: Here are 6 things to know about rooftop solar. 1: There are several payment options. * There are typically 4 ways you can pay for solar panels: pay in cash, get a loan, get a lease, or sign a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). * We wrote a whole post breaking these down for you here. 2: You qualify for a federal tax
The short answer: In some states, if you generate more power than you use, your utility company will pay YOU. This is called "net-metering". The long answer: Here are 5 important things to know about net metering. 1: Your utility company will pay you. * Sound too good to be true? It's not. * When your solar installation is installed, you'll get a special two-way electric meter that monitors electricity produced versus consumed. * If your solar installation produces more electricity tha