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What are solar cooperatives?

What Are Solar Cooperatives?

Most homeowners are familiar with electric utilities. They are the companies which provide your home with power from the grid. However, there are many different...
Jackery vs. goal zero solar panels

Goal Zero Boulder v. Jackery SolarSaga: Portable Modules

While Go Solar Group is first and foremost a residential solar company, it also offers the Goal Zero Boulder, a portable solar panel, as part...
Portable Solar Panel Comparison: Bluetti vs. Goal Zero

Goal Zero Boulder 200 Vs. BLUETTI SP200

When it comes to comparing products, some differences are easy to spot while others aren't. On the surface, both the Boulder 200 by Goal Zero...
Do Clouds Affect Solar Panels?

Do Clouds Affect Solar Panels?

A common criticism launched against solar power is that a stray cloud can knock out your home’s power. The idea is that a cloudy day...
Handling Broken Solar Panels

What to Do If Your Solar Panels Are Broken

While solar panels don't need extensive maintenance, they do degrade over time. In addition to the natural degradation of solar panels, they can also break. Understanding...
Adding battery to existing solar

Adding Battery to Existing Solar

Many homeowners will purchase battery backup during the solar installation period. It saves time to have it installed in your home around the same time...
central inverter VS. microinverter

Microinverters and Central Inverters: Key Differences

An inverter switches the direct current (DC) generated by the solar panel into an alternating current (AC). The inverter then sends the AC to the...
What is Net Billing in Solar?

What Is Net Billing?

Many solar homeowners, or potential solar homeowners, have heard of net metering. It’s a relatively simple concept that helps form the bedrock of your potential...
What is the typical size and weight of solar panels?

What’s the Typical Size & Weight of Solar Panels?

Solar installations are not small. Just looking at a solar installation on somebody’s roof will show that they tend to be large, often taking up...
Solar Technology FAQs What is a Solar Charge Controller.

What is a Solar Charge Controller?

A solar charge controller, also known as a solar charge regulator, regulates solar-generated voltage and current to and from a battery and runs electrical loads....
How durable are solar panels? blog post

How Durable Are Solar Panels?

Many people know that solar panels have glass exteriors, which help protect the photovoltaic elements and focus the sun. However, few know just how durable...
PNM New Mexico Solar Rate Case

PNM Rate Case Details: How it Pertains to Solar

PNM Resources is the largest public energy utility in the state of New Mexico. They maintain an energy portfolio that ranges from the typical petroleum...

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