Why Solar Panels Can Add Thousands to Your Home’s Value

There are many benefits of solar panels that homeowners know about — they lower your energy bill, reduce your carbon footprint and can even earn you a healthy tax credit. But did you know going solar also increases the value of your home?   A 2019 report from Zillow indicated that properties with rooftop solar installations … Read more

How to View April’s Total Solar Eclipse, Online and In Person

It’s shadow time, baby! Soon, people living in North America will get to experience their first solar eclipse in almost a decade. Even though the last solar eclipse in North America happened in 2017, the next one isn’t expected until August 2044, so seizing this moment is critical. More than just a peculiar shadow, the … Read more

Best Solar Panel Installation Companies in Dallas

If you’re thinking about putting solar panels on the roof of your home in Dallas, you’re not alone: Plenty of your neighbors in Texas have done exactly the same thing. The Lone Star State is ranked second in the country for total installed solar capacity, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. With that huge … Read more

Best Solar Panel Installation Companies in Los Angeles

If you live in the city of Los Angeles, then you’re no stranger to high electric bills and plenty of sunshine. Why not use California’s ample natural sunlight to help pay your energy bills? That’s where a solar panel investment comes in.  California electric rates are among the highest in the US. Rising electricity costs … Read more

Two former CloudKitchens execs are tackling Mexico’s solar power lag

For a country with some very sunny regions, Mexico has strikingly little solar power. At just over 10 gigawatts of solar capacity, it has one-eighth that of Germany, a country with less sunlight and 40% fewer people. German government incentives have helped, but there’s more to the story than that. In Mexico, the solar market … Read more

Best Solar Panel Installation Companies in Oregon

Solar panels may produce a small amount of Oregon’s electricity right now, but that figure is expected to grow substantially in the coming years. Should your rooftop be part of that growth? Residents of the Beaver State pay some of the lowest electricity bills in the country. Oregon’s residential energy rates are normally lower than … Read more

Best Solar Inverters of March 2024

What is the best overall solar inverter? We looked at the specifications of several of the most common and widely available solar inverters on the market. The SolarEdge Home Wave Inverter was our top pick. It was the most efficient inverter we looked at, meaning you’ll get to use more of the energy your solar … Read more