LCOE: What is the levelized cost of solar energy?

levelized cost of solar energy lcoe

PLEASE NOTE: While this article uses 20 years as the expected lifetime of solar panels, most warranties on solar panels are for 25-30 years, so in our calculations in other parts of our website, we now use 25 years as the expected lifetime for the purposes of calculating the Levelized Cost of Electricity (LCOE). - ...

Trees and shade: how will they affect my solar panels?

Trees and Shade Solar Panels

Shade from features in the immediate surroundings of your home can greatly affect the level of solar radiation reaching your panels. Trees and buildings, or other landscape features such as hills, can block incoming radiation and cast a shadow, reducing the usable solar radiation. Even a small obstruction, like a leaf, can have a considerable ...

How to Build Your Own Solar Power Generator for $250

solar power generator

Are you kidding me? No, we're not. We will really show you in general terms how you can setup your own off-grid solar power system for $250. Building your own solar power generator is very satisfying, but before we get started, please note that installing solar panels does carry some inherent risks and is not something you should ...