Given that a solar power system for your home is a big investment, it’s only logical that you might consider whether used solar panels are worth the potential savings. There are a few things to consider when shopping around for
One of the most confusing aspects of renewable energy is the difference between installed (nameplate) capacity and the actual output that is obtained from these systems. It is dead simple to determine the installed capacity. For example, if we install
In other posts, we’ve told you quite a bit about our own solar energy calculators, Sunmetrix Discover and Sunmetrix GO. Now, we’re going to take a look at PVGIS.
PVGIS is an online solar panel calculator funded by the European Commission
In a nutshell, solar shingles are thin-film solar cells that are designed to look, and protect your roof, like traditional asphalt shingles. Most solar shingles today are made using copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) technology. Like solar panels, they are
Being in the business of solar energy, we tend to tell you a lot about the positives. You may be wondering, what are the disadvantages? There are a few, but most of these are manageable or completely avoidable with some