Recent Solar Panels Articles


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8 Burning Questions about Solar Panels

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 03, 2015

Q. How can the solar panel manufacturing process be greened? A. The basic function of solar panels -- collection of light energy from the sun in the form of photons and conversion...


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Save on Solar Panel Install: Incentives and Tax Credits

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 05, 2015

Setting up solar (photovoltaic) panels on your property is well known as a way to produce inexpensive and clean electric power. You may have been hesitant, though, to install a solar...


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Solar Shingles or Solar Panels?

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 15, 2014

Harnessing the sun’s rays produces a renewable, clean power source which can be converted to electricity by means of solar panels or roof shingles. Here’s a fact sheet on...


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These Solar Panels Love Cloudy Days

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 24, 2014

Everyone knows solar panels don't work on cloudy days, right? If there's no sun, how is a solar panel supposed to generate energy? That's why they're a great choice for warm, sunny...


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Music to Our Ears: Pop Increases Solar Panel Efficiency

Posted by Katie Marks | Nov 11, 2013

Ever been struggling on deadline and felt your energy levels, and your efficiency, lagging? Drink all the tea and coffee you like, and you still find yourself moving sluggishly, trying...


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Windows That Generate Electricity?

Posted by Katie Marks | Oct 22, 2013

I can't be the only one who has not-so-secretly wondered, and dreamed, about the day when solar panels finally reach the pinnacle of design: a point when they are so efficient and...


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Do Solar Panels Use More Energy Than They Generate?

Posted by Katie Marks | Aug 22, 2013

You've probably heard the claim that solar panels take more energy to make than they generate. That's a pretty crushing thing to hear if you've just hired an electrician to install...


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Clean Energy Options for Houses

Posted by Steve Graham | Jun 24, 2013

Many homeowners who want clean, green energy will buy and install solar panels. However, a solar array can be prohibitively expensive. Moreover, solar panels are not an option for many...