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What is a Solar Charge Controller and Why is it Important?

RV solar systems are more than just panels on the roof. Any well designed RV solar system has a Charge Controller or Regulator as part of the system. It is the heart of the solar system. Without it, the...

How to Install Solar Panels on Your Roof.. The Basics

Solar energy is a wonderful thing – it’s free clean energy.  Part of transforming solar from a wonderful thought to an amazing reality requires finding a place for the solar panels to live.  That...

Net Metering Explained

When you generate more power than you use, a net meter will allow you to sell that excess power you have produced back to the utility. What follows is an explanation of net metering and how you can benefit...

DIY Solar Power — Is it a Worthwhile Investment?

With fuel prices soaring, the need to invest in green technology solutions to our energy needs is greater than ever. Solar power has traditionally been an expensive option, but during the last twenty years...

What is the Difference Between a Grid Tied Solar System and an Off Grid Solar System?

  Grid-tied is also referred to as grid interactive or utility interconnected. What this means basically is that if your utility allows it, your system would be connected through your meter to the...

Solar FAQ – The Top Questions People Have About Solar

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost? Here is where most people would like a cut-and-dried answer. However, it’s a bit like buying a house, the price varies depending on the size of the system and the type. To...

Solar Photovoltaic Use in Cold Climates

There is a common belief that a cold climate isn’t favorable for the use of solar photovoltaic systems. This may be due to the misconception that heat from the sun is required to produce electricity, when...

Solar Power for the Home — The Basics

So, you want to want to become more energy efficient by installing a residential solar power system? Your want has immediately established you in a position to save on energy costs.  If you have decided to...
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