Unbound Solar Sponsors The 2021 Recycle Challenge

In honor of Earth Day 2021 and our ongoing mission to provide cleaner energy for future generations, Unbound Solar is proud to announce our latest initiative with The Atrium, a creative innovation center for sustainability based in Sacramento, CA. We believe in empowering people through education, which is why when a group of artists from … Continued

Event Recap — Straight Answers on Solar 3/25/2021

There were a lot of great questions asked during the live Q&A portions of our ‘Straight Answers on Solar’ live event series that took place on March 25th and 27th, 2021. Unfortunately, we ran out of time before we could address them all — so we wanted to take some time to answer the ones … Continued

10 Essential Tools for DIY Solar Installation

By Kristen Chapple, editor and content creator at EcoPeanut.com As the price of non-renewable energy continues to fluctuate, more and more homeowners are switching to renewable energy sources. And among the available renewable electricity sources, solar energy is the most abundant and affordable. Plus, the idea of cutting down the monthly electricity bill and increasing … Continued

What Does PERC in Solar Mean?

There is a lot of excitement in the solar industry about PERC technology. If you’ve heard the term, but aren’t completely sure what it means, you aren’t alone. PERC stands for Passivated Emitter and Rear Cell technology. Depending on where you look, you may also see it referenced as Passive Emitter and Rear Contact.  Although … Continued

Solar Tax Credit Extension: Approved at 26% for 2 More Years

In December 2020, the United States Congress passed a spending bill that includes an extension for a solar tax credit. Thanks to the $1.4 trillion federal spending package, property owners who begin solar installations in residential, commercial, industrial, and utility-scale market segments through 2022, will qualify to receive a solar tax credit at 26%. The … Continued

8 Costly Solar Mistakes to Avoid When You Design Your System

Today we’re going to look at the most common mistakes we see from beginners who are just starting to research and design their own solar system. Our goal with this article is to prevent common headaches and (potentially costly) problems that stem from poor system design. Since we came online in 2002, we’ve talked to … Continued

Pros and Cons of Solar Energy

We’re huge advocates for solar energy, but we recognize it isn’t the right solution for everyone. While solar is sustainable and ultimately cheaper than utility power in the long run, it also requires a significant up-front investment and doesn’t work for every property/roof type. The ultimate question is whether the advantages of solar power outweigh … Continued

What Is The Energy Output Of Your Solar Panels?

If you’re like many other homeowners, you may wonder just how much power your solar panels produce. This is a valid question. Installing solar takes time and energy and you want to reap the rewards and benefits of your hard work. You also want to be sure that you’re making the most out of your … Continued