Of all of the renewable energy choices there are today, solar power remains the most practicable for the majority of homes. With government incentives and the falling prices of solar panels plus improved efficiency, having solar power is more economical than ever before.

Find articles, tips and product reviews to help educate you on all the ins and outs of solar panels and all the related components such as sine wave inverters, battery cells and off-grid solar lighting products.

Recent Solar Energy Articles

Solar Panels for Cold Weather Homes

Solar energy is one of the best forms of renewable energy. The question many people ask is how good it is for homes in a cold climate. There seems to be an energy crisis underway and it seems to be getting worse as time passes. More and more people are turning to Solar Energy. What about people living in a cooler climate, can they use solar energy as a power source? This article explores this idea. Read more

Measuring Solar Power - What the Sun Has to Offer

This article explains the fundamental terms related to sunlight and residential solar energy systems. You will learn about units of measure, forms of solar radiation, spectral distribution, energy distribution, and solar position. Read more

Understanding Energy Terms

This article provides a fundamental understanding of electricity terms needed to understand how solar photovoltaic (PV) technology works. It is not intended to not make you a solar energy expert. There will always be people with more information than you but that is a good thing. You can learn from them. Read more

Video of how solar panels are made

Ever wonder how solar panels are made? This video shows the full assembly process. Read more