Residential Solar Tag

silicon solar panels

6-16-2015 How Are Silicon Solar Panels Made?

As solar energy becomes more mainstream, silicon solar panels are a common sight on rooftops. They look like rather simple mechanisms soaking up the sunlight and converting it into electricity. However, the process to create silicon solar panels is a complicated one. Crystal Growing The first step...

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solar

6-07-2015 Five Reasons to Go Solar Now

Solar’s popularity has skyrocketed recently, thanks to a price drop and ample incentives. There are many benefits to adding solar panels to your house. If you haven’t gone solar yet, or if you’re still thinking about it, check out these five reasons to go solar...

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solar ppa

5-28-2015 What Is a Solar PPA And How Does It Work?

When talking about solar financing, the solar power purchase agreement (solar PPA) is often overlooked in favor of solar loans or leases. However, there are some benefits to the solar PPA, a rarely-discussed solar financing arrangement. How a Solar PPA Works It all starts with a homeowner...

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inverter, streetlights

5-24-2015 A Closer Look at Solar Inverters

One component that all solar systems must include is a solar inverter. It’s what makes the electricity that the system produces useable. Solar panels convert the sun’s energy into Direct Current (DC) electricity. The problem is that the American power grid uses Alternating Current (AC)...

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solar system configurations

5-17-2015 Solar System Configurations: A Rundown

Despite the overwhelming prevalence of grid-tied solar systems in the US, it’s not the only solar system configuration available. There are three solar system configurations that homeowners can choose from when deciding to go solar. They are: grid-tied, off-grid, and hybrid. Grid-Tied Grid-tied solar systems are the...

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