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Tesla vs. SunPower: Which One Is Better?

Tesla vs. SunPower: Which One Is Better?

The rapid growth of solar energy—energy powered by the sun—has allowed systems costs to decrease and the number of rooftop photovoltaic (PV) panel installations to rise in the residential arena. Going solar means monetary advantages like tax credits, increased home values and savings on utility bills. But making the switch has significant environmental benefits as well, including a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and other dangerous pollutants.

Produce And Manage Your Own Clean Energy With Sunpower Solar

Produce And Manage Your Own Clean Energy With Sunpower Solar

With grid outages an ever common occurrence, you deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you have access to safe, renewable energy.

SunPower leads the way in sustainability, having garnered more than 1,000 patents for solar innovation and bringing long-lasting clean energy to the masses. With over 35 years experience, their Maxeon solar cell and SunVault battery team up to create an efficient and resilient energy solution.

Solar for Everyone! Find What Works for You

Solar for Everyone! Find What Works for You

Good news! There are now ways for everyone to use solar energy at home. Solar is now more affordable than ever and, no matter where you live, the various options for using solar make it possible to choose a setup that works great for you.

Tesla Powerwall Solar Home Battery

Tesla Powerwall Solar Home Battery

Seamless backup power. With or without solar. Powerwall detects grid outages and automatically becomes your home’s main energy source. Protect your home from the next power outage and keep your lights on, phones charged, and no puddles under the fridge.

Sonnen Batterie – Smart Home Energy Storage

Sonnen Batterie – Smart Home Energy Storage

The sonnenBatterie eco is an energy storage solution that utilizes intelligent energy management software. It is easily adaptable to your individual needs. The system is available in a variety of storage capacities and configurations, allowing for extensibility and expansion.

Going Solar: Solar Options for Homeowners [Infographic]

Going Solar: Solar Options for Homeowners [Infographic]

Do you know the variety of projects and options that fall under the “solar” category? Check out this infographic to see for yourself how going solar extends far beyond the traditional solar panels we think of first!

Wind vs. Solar — Which Power Source Is Better?

Wind vs. Solar — Which Power Source Is Better?

Wind and solar are the heavy hitters of renewable energy. But can they both stand up to the giants of non-renewable energy, or is one sector a more promising investment? Here’s a look at the pros and cons of wind and solar energy.

How Do Solar Panels Work?

How Do Solar Panels Work?

Solar panels generate DC electricity when exposed to sunlight via the Photovoltaic Effect, first observed by a French physicist in 1839. The photons from sunlight are absorbed by a semiconductor material, but how?

Solar Activated Facade High Performance Insulation System

Solar Activated Facade High Performance Insulation System

Solar Activated Facade (SAF) is a unique, innovative cladding system comprised of glass and wood that captures passive solar energy (heat) to reverse the energy gradient in walls. This capture effectively reduces the need for insulation as well as heating and cooling inputs.

GoGreenSolar DIY Solar Install Kit

GoGreenSolar DIY Solar Install Kit

For half the homes in the United States, GoGreenSolar’s Watt string inverter kit is more than enough to completely eliminate their bill. The 7kW size grid-connect solar kit includes solar panels, string inverter, and the racking system for roof mount. It’s complete PV power systems that can work for a home or business, with everything you need to get the system up and running.

Goal Zero Portable Solar Energy Products

Goal Zero Portable Solar Energy Products

Innovator of easy-to-use portable solar power products Goal Zero manufactures solar-powered products for any place, any space, and any occasion. Charge or power almost anything from sun, including phones, laptops, lights, and even refrigerators. The Goal Zero Mission:...

SolarHot Solar Water Heating Products

SolarHot Solar Water Heating Products

Solar hot water systems are environmentally friendly and can now be installed on your roof to blend with the architecture of your house. More than 1.5 million homes in the US have invested in solar heating systems.

Attic Breeze Solar Powered Ventilation

Attic Breeze Solar Powered Ventilation

Attic Breeze UltraFlō technology maximizes solar attic fan performance, keeping your attic cool throughout the day and reducing heat transfer into your home.  Available in a variety of colors, roof flashings, and solar panel mounting options.

Solar Cynergy Solar Panels, Inverters & More

Solar Cynergy Solar Panels, Inverters & More

Founded under the guiding principle of constant innovation, Solar Cynergy offers a wide spectrum of solar PV modules, inverters, charge controllers and solar LED accent lighting applications. Solar Panels Solar Cynergy photovoltaic modules are designed for commercial...

Solar Dynamics Solar Powered Attic Fans

Solar Dynamics Solar Powered Attic Fans

How Solar Attic Fans work The Dynamic of Attic Ventilation and Temperature Inversion Temperature inversion occurs when the heat of the day is replaced by the damp evening air. Have you ever opened your attic access and been greeted with that blast of incredibly hot...

The Top 5 Solar Myths Debunked

The Top 5 Solar Myths Debunked

Do you think solar panels need a lot of upkeep? Or they’re super expensive? Or that they’ll decrease your property value? Whatever negative assumption you may have about solar – read this to dispel the myths.

Want to Go Solar? Compare Two of the Top Solar Providers in the US

Want to Go Solar? Compare Two of the Top Solar Providers in the US

You cringe as your utility bills go up each year, and you want a way out. You've heard that solar is a feasible option for cutting your monthly energy costs, but you're not sure where to start. We know you have so many questions! Are there major differences between...

4 Things You Might Not Know About Solar

4 Things You Might Not Know About Solar

1) Solar Panels Work in Cloudy Weather Don’t believe us, just ask someone from Germany, which is one of the world’s leading markets for solar. This cold climate country, along with some of its Scandinavian neighbors has shown that solar can thrive even in cold...

The Secret of Building Super Energy-Efficient Net-Zero Homes

The Secret of Building Super Energy-Efficient Net-Zero Homes

What's a net-zero home? It's a home that will generate as much energy as it consumes in the course of a year. They’ve been around for less than 10 years, but these buildings and the thinking behind them are taking North America by storm. In the following video,...

The Next Generation of Net Zero Buildings & Design

The Next Generation of Net Zero Buildings & Design

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Editor’s Note: The following excerpt is a chapter from "The...

Should You Buy or Lease Your Solar Panel System?

Should You Buy or Lease Your Solar Panel System?

The question of deciding to buy vs lease your solar panels is an important one. In this video, EnergySage explains the pros and cons of buying your solar panels (outright or with a solar loan) vs. using a solar lease.

Why Going Solar is a Very Smart Investment

Why Going Solar is a Very Smart Investment

Many people are aware that using solar energy can help lower the bad effects of energy sources like petroleum, coal and natural gas. But have you ever wondered if there is measurable proof that solar energy has lived up to its advertising?

Windsun Energy Systems Hybrid Residential Power

Windsun Energy Systems Hybrid Residential Power

Windsun’s specialty is incorporating wind energy systems and/or photovoltaic arrays into your existing electric service to reduce or eliminate your dependence on your utility company.

Pros and Cons of Solar Energy

Pros and Cons of Solar Energy

SOLAR HAS HUGE BENEFITS AND JUST A FEW DRAWBACKS. HERE’S A QUICK LOOK AT BOTH THE PROS AND CONS OF SOLAR ENERGY:   Pros of Solar Energy Solar power helps the environment. Climate change, one of the biggest threats to the environment, feeds on CO2 emissions. Solar...

Natural Light Solar Attic Fan

Natural Light Solar Attic Fan

Attic Venting Key Concepts Attic ventilation is an important aspect of maintaining the structure of your home as well as saving energy. Improper attic venting can lead to moisture buildup that can cause mold growth and also cause wood rot. The key to proper attic...

DIY: Do It Yourself Solar Installation

DIY: Do It Yourself Solar Installation

Solar panels are a smart investment for modern, eco-conscious homeowners, but many people feel inhibited by the cost of installation. Fortunately, materials are starting to decrease in price and installation is becoming more manageable.

Are Solar Panels Really Worth It? [Infographic]

Are Solar Panels Really Worth It? [Infographic]

In most cases, the biggest hesitation when it comes to installing home solar panels comes down to one factor: Cost. It's no secret that solar panels aren't cheap. A common question homeowners ask is: Are solar panels really worth it? As the infographic below proves,...

Anapode Plug-And-Play Solar Kits

Anapode Plug-And-Play Solar Kits

Solar solutions for all The founders of Anapode Solar founded the company because they believe that solar is the only real way individuals can take control of their own energy. After all, the sun shines on everyone! They realized that nobody was providing a serious...

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