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SolarWhat is the Average Cost of Solar Panels? Your Guide to Understanding Solar Panel Cost

Learn the average cost of solar panels, including a pricing breakdown between hard costs like materials and soft costs like installation and labor.

April 5, 2024
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SolarSolar Energy Pros and Cons

The top pros and cons you should consider when thinking about solar energy.

April 3, 2024
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FinanceForm 5695: How to Fill Out and Claim the Solar Tax Credit

Step-by-step instructions on how to fill out IRS Form 5695 to claim the Residential Clean Energy Credit on your federal taxes and get the savings you deserve.

April 3, 2024
Guide to the solar tax credit and your federal tax liability
FinanceSolar Tax Credit: Will I Get a Refund if My Liability Is Too Small?

Tax liability too small to take advantage of the full Residential Clean Energy Credit? Here are your options, and how to maximize home solar savings on your taxes.

April 2, 2024
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SolarReplacing Your Roof? Solar Panels Should Be Included

Replacing your roof? It's the best time to go solar! Learn why you should combine your new roof with solar panels, and the perks of doing both together.

March 29, 2024
The words" Solar Net Metering" over a background of electric meters with arrows depicting the reversal of the flow of electricity that happens when rooftop solar owners generate more energy than they can consume so their meter runs backwards
SolarYour Guide to Net Metering for Home Solar

Net metering is a unique billing arrangement in which rooftop solar owners get electricity bill credits for the excess solar energy their panels generate.

March 28, 2024
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Finance​​Federal Solar Tax Credit: Everything You Need To Know Right Now

The Residential Clean Energy Credit helps offset the cost of solar for eligible homeowners via a federal income tax credit. Learn more, including how it works, eligibility, and more.

March 28, 2024
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SolarOversized Solar Energy Systems: Limits, Benefits, and Considerations

Discover the essentials of solar panel limits and why oversizing your system might be beneficial. Learn how it impacts costs and energy production.

March 12, 2024
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SolarOur Top 5 Facts About Solar Energy

Explore the top five facts about solar energy, including installation growth, abundance, cost-effectiveness, visibility, and historical significance.

March 11, 2024