How Many Solar Panels Do I Need for 1000 kWh Per Month?

Installing solar panels can be complicated. You need to consider many factors to get the most out of your system. And figuring out the correct number of panels is one of them. The number of solar panels depends on the panel’s size and output and your area’s peak irradiation hours. You should also consider energy … Read more

10 kW Solar System Guide: Cost & Installation Tips

Solar energy is growing popular by the day as more and more Americans look for ways to save on their electricity bills while reducing their carbon footprints. Perhaps that thought has crossed your mind as you’re playing the field, trying to know what’s what and who’s who. Or maybe you’re wondering what a 10 kW … Read more

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How Much Do Solar Panels Weigh? (Chart)

Are you worried about the extra weight solar panels add to your roof? Along with space considerations, it’s important to ensure your roof can support the weight and to know how much solar panels weigh. Solar panels weigh between 33-50 pounds on average. A solar panel can add up to 3 pounds per square foot. … Read more

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How Long Do Solar Batteries Last? (Chart)

Solar batteries don’t live as long as solar panels. Batteries, regardless of their type and use, will degrade over time. But some batteries last longer than others. Solar batteries last between 5 and 15 years. But the battery’s type, quality, maintenance, and how often you use it affect its lifespan. Lithium-ion batteries last longer than … Read more

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Exploring the 6 Common Solar Farm Types: How Do They Work?

They say that the sun, in a single hour, showers the blue marble we call home with enough light energy to power the entire planet for a whole year. But to capture this immense energy, we may have to cover the entire globe with a blanket of solar panels. While covering the entire planet with … Read more

6 Common Solar Panel Problems (Cause, Solution & Prevention)

What can I say about solar energy that hasn’t been said before? It is renewable and sustainable, and we get it for free. Sure, solar equipment is not cheap, but nobody charges you for the sun. Solar energy is also green and environmentally friendly. Solar panels are really a marvel of human ingenuity. But with … Read more

4 Steps to Choose a Solar Company

Let’s face some facts, shall we? We’re living in a world of increasing environmental consciousness. From the dinner table to your local pub, everyone wants to know what you’re doing to save the tiny blue marble we call home. But you don’t need picket signs and a megaphone. You don’t need to chant, “Save the … Read more

What Happens When I Buy a House With Solar Panels?

Did you know that solar panels installed on a property increase the value of that property? You probably knew that, didn’t you? But did you know that in certain jurisdictions, the value that the property gains is exempt from property taxes? But those are just some of the goodies you can expect from installing solar … Read more

How Many Amps Does a 100-watt Solar Panel Produce?

Oh boy! Where to begin? Okay, solar panels come with their rating; these are the figures you see on the nameplates of solar panels. Online solar panel merchants even quote them on their listings. Let me give you some examples to refresh your memory. Normally you’ll see figures like 100W, 325W, 400W, etc. Or 12V, … Read more

6 Steps To Clean Your Solar Panels

If you’re like many solar panel owners, rain is probably your only cleaning option—unless you live in California. But to get the most ROI from your solar system, you need a more effective cleaning solution. And that’s why you’re here.  You can clean your solar panels using some gentle soap, water, and a mop with … Read more