You know the benefits of solar power. Lower your electric bill. Become energy independent. And be environmentally friendly at the same time. But if you’re considering making the switch to solar, there’s one more burning question you may want answered. How do solar panels actually work, anyway? How do those big, shiny blue or black
The benefits of solar panels are many. From a lower monthly electric bill, to increasing your home’s value, to becoming energy independent. But one of the most important benefits of solar panels is the positive impact on the environment. And when it comes to solar panel disposal at the end of their long lives, the
The world of solar energy is rapidly expanding. Alongside the exponential growth of technology in general. New innovations in solar power and technology are poised to make impacts on the future of renewable energy. But many of these technologies, like an app to monitor solar panels, are much more accessible than you think. You solar
Solar infrastructure and farming can combine in a powerful way that yields increased crop production and electricity simultaneously. What is Solar Farming? Also called agrivoltaics, solar farming involves the practice of growing plants under the shade of solar panels. Before this method was discovered, integrating solar panel use on farms was seen as impractical, due
Net metering is a crucial concept for solar homeowners looking to understand the cost-saving processes in the industry. Because of net metering, solar users are able to save tens of thousands of dollars over the lifetime of their installed system. Net metering is the process by which homeowners are able to access and use a
The overall cost for average Americans to buy solar panels is decreasing every year. And more people want solar energy. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, 92% of Americans favor expanding solar energy. With cost-saving benefits trending up as at the same time, more attention is paid to innovation in the solar industry.
Don't think you have to sacrifice the aesthetics of your home for your commitment to renewable energy. Solar panel integrations can come standard and look like you would expect. We've explored how solar panels can be attractive in part 1 of our series. But let's look at some examples of the best solar homes. They
New innovations in solar power and technology are poised to make impacts on the future of renewable energy. Learn about five solar innovations.
When committing to solar energy for your home, you may wonder whether your solar panels will be durable enough to withstand years of environmental factors. It's a good question to ask. The short answer is: yes. Most manufacturers build their solar panels to withstand the elements.
Thinking about going solar? Don’t like the idea of “ugly” solar panels. We’ll walk you how to install a high-efficiency, good-looking solar panel system.