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Homeowner’s Guide to Going Solar

Homeowner’s Guide to Going Solar

Solar projects are making it easier for Americans to choose solar energy to power their homes. Department of Energy Since 2008, hundreds of thousands of solar panels have popped up across the country as an increasing number of Americans choose to power their daily...
Solar Soft Costs Basics

Solar Soft Costs Basics

Dennis Schroeder / NREL What are solar energy soft costs and why do they matter? Soft costs are the non-hardware costs associated with going solar. These costs include permitting, financing, and installing solar, as well as the expenses solar companies incur to...
How Does Solar Work?

How Does Solar Work?

Solar Energy Technologies Office The amount of sunlight that strikes the earth’s surface in an hour and a half is enough to handle the entire world’s energy consumption for a full year. Solar technologies convert sunlight into electrical energy either...
Large-Scale Solar Siting

Large-Scale Solar Siting

This solar farm was built on top of a landfill located in Rehoboth, MA. The landfill had not been used for decades and will now provide clean renewable energy to customers nearby.   Lucas Faria Deciding where solar projects will be installed is one of the very...
10 Solar Words to Know

10 Solar Words to Know

  When searching the world of solar energy, it can be daunting to hear or read technical words or terminology that you might need to familiarize yourself with. We’ve made a list of the most important solar terms. Solar companies and installers commonly use these...
Farmer’s Guide to Going Solar

Farmer’s Guide to Going Solar

A growing number of farms and agricultural businesses are looking to solar to power their daily operations. Consider these questions to help you determine what’s best for you and your farm. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CO-LOCATING SOLAR AND CROP PRODUCTION? There are...