Solar Consumer Guide

Keep those panels clean

This summer, give your panels a rinse. It doesn't have to be hard, and can improve your system performance. Get the quick tips, courtesy of solar pioneer Al Rich, President and Founder of ACR Solar. 

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Four Ways to Get More Out of Your Solar Panels

Besides the savings, independence and freedom, solar systems also tend to be relatively low maintenance. Here's four tips to help to ensure that your solar panels perform well for a long time.

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My installer went out of business and I can't find anyone to repair my system. Now what?

Solar is typically a low-maintenance investment, and that's great. But maybe your inverter went out. Maybe you just want someone to check your system out and make sure it's working properly. You call your installer and learn they are no longer in business. What then?

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Frequently Asked Questions About Solar

Get answers to the most common questions about solar energy.

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Six Tips for Deciding if Battery Storage is for You

Thinking of getting battery storage for your solar system? Here’s six tips to help you figure it all out.

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My Inverter Went Out! Now What?

This article will explore a few free and simple tips to troubleshoot your inverter and ensure continually high energy production of your solar panels.

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Understanding Your “True-Up” Statement

The True-Up Statement can sometimes be confusing to new solar owners. If you are a new solar owner, hopefully this article will help.

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A Review of SEIA’S Solar Residential Consumer Guide

A great tool for homeowners is the Solar Residential Consumer Guide, written by the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA). This article will offer a short overview of what the guide is, how it can be used, and a few important topics to dedicate extra time to exploring.

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Six Tips for Finding The Right Solar Installer For You

You’ve decided to get serious about going solar for your home or business. You’ve completed your initial homework, including the recommendations in the Solar Energy Industry Association’s handy consumer guide. You are ready to find an installer who will do a great job at the right price. Now what?

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Got solar and surprised at your energy bill?

The folks at Run on Sun have a seminal blog post entitled "I've got solar; why is my bill so high?" intended for consumers who are surprised at the size of their end of year energy bill. It's a good read; check it out here. Note: this is not a product endorsement; we simply agree with the content of the blog post.