Basics

How does a photovoltaic system work? What components is it made of? And what factors affect how much energy it produces? Read on to find out this and more!
A solar panel being made
Solar panel efficiency is a top consideration when choosing a new PV system. Learn about the factors that go into making panels efficient.
Time of use rates charge different prices for electricity at different times. We explain what you should know—including how they affect solar customers.
Solar panel wiring (stringing) can be complex! We provide a primer on key considerations when deciding how to string solar panels.
A primer on the commercial solar sector, its current scale, factors that have constrained its growth, and forecasts for its expansion.
Solar professionals need to be well versed in electricity — that includes mastering the difference between alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC).
Solar panel in setting sun
Solar panels can power an incredible range of energy applications. Take an in-depth look at how they work.
Adding a solar battery for your home is one of the best ways to get consistent power and peace of mind. Here's how to choose a battery for...
There are a number factors you need to consider to make solar energy storage work on a home. The most important thing to keep in mind when...
A solar panel spec sheet provides valuable information about the operating parameters of a panel.