The Significance of Solar Panel Colors

As you look at solar panels around your neighborhood, have you noticed their color? Or maybe not. It’s a pretty limited range of colors. We’ve got our traditional black and blue options, but other choices? Not so much. Now, if you love a rainbow of flavors, this may pain you. Or, if you have a … Continued

Guidelines for Choosing the Best Solar Panel Kits

If you’re the type of person who is comfortable with DIY projects that involve electrical components and climbing on the roof, you may have a new backup career in solar. Or (more likely) you might be an excellent candidate to install your own solar system. In this case, you may be interested the best solar … Continued

Is It Cheaper to Buy or Build Solar Panels?

Have you ever felt the rush of pride and achievement from completing a DIY project? Like maybe you built your own backyard shed? Or remodeled your living room to accommodate your sweet new 8K TV to watch your favorite team on? Have you ever considered something a little more out there to impress your friends? … Continued

Astronergy Solar Panel Review: Pros & Cons, Price & Specs (2021 Update)

Astronergy’s 345W solar panels offer the best value on the market right now. If maximizing your budget is your primary goal, Astronergy’s pricing is among the most competitive of all Tier 1 solar panel manufacturers. In this article, we’ll review the Astronergy 345W solar panel and go over its ideal use case. We’ll also cover … Continued

Best Solar Panels on the Market (2021): Cost, Brands, & More

How do you find the best solar panels for your system? It’s not an exact science. “Best” will mean different things to different people. You may care about efficiency and long lifespan. You might want to support American-made goods. Or maybe you just want the most cost-effective option. We’re going to put our two decades … Continued

Best Portable Solar Panels For RVs, Boats & Mobile Use (2021 Edition)

A big part of the appeal of going solar is the ability to generate electricity in places without access to power lines. This is especially important if you live your life on the road in an RV, boat, conversion van or tiny home. Portable solar panels are often less cumbersome and easier to use than … Continued

Bifacial Solar Panels Aren’t Quite Ready For Primetime

Over the past few years, there have been some interesting developments in the solar industry focused on getting the most production possible out of solar panels. One such development is bifacial solar panels. Since solar panels come in standardized sizes (either 60-cell or 72-cell), manufacturers are looking for creative ways to increase a panel’s efficiency … Continued

Solar Panel Size Guide: How Big Is A Solar Panel?

One of the first questions people ask when they go solar is: “where am I going to build my system?” Solar arrays take up quite a bit of space, and not every property has room for them. This quick guide will cover standard solar panel sizes and explain how to figure out how many panels … Continued

Mission Solar Panel Review: Pricing, Specs, Pros & Cons

Looking to go solar and support American goods in the process? Texas-based Mission Solar is our preferred manufacturer of American-made solar panels. Mission’s panels are among the most efficient on the market, and their pricing is competitive given the higher costs associated with American manufacturing. However, if you don’t mind buying imported panels, there are … Continued

Do Solar Panels Work in Winter? Your Guide To Snow & Solar Panels

Wondering if you can still go solar in cold climates? Good news: snow and solar panels are not mutually exclusive. This is a question we commonly hear from people who live in colder climates that get heavy snow in the winter. Do solar panels work in winter? Does heavy snow on solar panels affect their … Continued