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Solar Energy Efficiency: Is Solar Energy-Efficient?

Solar is one of the best options available to homeowners who want to power their homes with a clean, renewable energy source that also lowers their utility costs. However, is solar energy an efficient source of electricity for your home? Let's examine the efficiency with which solar panels generate electricity...

Can You Put Solar Panels on a Metal Roof?

When planning to install a solar panel system on the roof, most homeowners don’t think about how the installation will affect the roofing material. Generally, panels are installed on common roof types like asphalt shingles and tiles, but your roofing material can affect how the panels will be installed and...

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Converting Your Home to Solar Power: What You Need to Know

Sunlight is one of the cleanest and most accessible sources of renewable energy we have in the U.S. today. It’s no surprise many homeowners are now converting their homes to solar power to be more sustainable, lower their carbon footprint, or lower their utility bills.  Are you interested in going...

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How Does Weather Affect Solar Panels?

You probably already know that solar energy systems depend on sunlight to gather energy and generate electricity.  So, if you’re interested in producing your own energy, it’s only natural to wonder how weather affects solar panels. For the most part, the weather isn’t a significant concern if you have good-quality...

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Solar Roof Shingles vs. Solar Panels: What to Know

Switching to solar energy offers numerous benefits. Most homeowners go solar for the cost savings and independence from utility companies, while others shift to help save the environment. When you’re ready to invest in a solar energy system, your choices generally come down to solar roof shingles vs. solar panels....