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A picture of a white home with black solar panels on the roof, with sunshine on the left part of the image, and nighttime on the right part of the image, and the words "Solar Offset" over top of the background, showing how solar panels are offsetting the electricity needs of that home throughout the day over the course of a year.
SolarWhat Is Solar Offset?What solar offset means, how to calculate your offset, the best solar panel offset, and how to lower your monthly energy bills by offsetting your power needs.
May 18, 2022
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Palmetto
Utility inspector in yellow hard hat, yellow vest, and red-and-blue plaid shirt inspects a home solar panel installation with the words "Solar Interconnection" on top, as a homeowner applies for Permission To Operate.
SolarThe Utility Interconnection Process - How Your Solar Panels Get Connected to the GridA guide to solar interconnection, including timeline and cost, what happens during the interconnection process, and how to get Permission To Operate (PTO).
May 16, 2022
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Palmetto
A Palmetto solar panel install technician holding tools on the right side of the image, with solar panels on a roof that fill up the rest of the image, and white words that say "Solar Panel Installation" sit on a green background over top.
SolarThe Solar Panel Installation ProcessA step-by-step guide to the solar panel installation process, including contract & design, permitting & approvals, installation, inspection, and activation.
April 19, 2022
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Palmetto
Solar panels installed in a dark metal roof, with the words "Solar Panels For Your Home" in white letters over top of the background image.
SolarSolar Panels for Home (Guide)The basics of solar panels for home use, including how solar works, different types of solar panels, why you should invest, and FAQs about the technology.
April 18, 2022
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Palmetto
An electric meter with the words "Electric Bill With Solar" over top, indicating that you will still have an energy bill, even after installing solar panels.
SolarWill I Have An Electric Bill With Solar Panels?4 reasons why you’ll still have an electric bill with solar panels, the average utility bill after adding solar power, and how to lower your monthly energy bills.
April 14, 2022
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Palmetto
The words "Cost Of Solar Panels" over an image of a neighborhood where many of the homes have installed solar power on their roof.
FinanceWhat is the Average Cost of Solar Panels?Learn the average cost of solar panels, including a pricing breakdown between hard costs like materials and soft costs like installation and labor.
April 13, 2022
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Palmetto
A neon blue battery on a background of dark blue and black, with the phrase "ELI5: Solar Battery" on top in white, short for Explain Like I’m 5: Solar Battery.
SolarExplain Like I’m 5: Solar Battery (ELI5)What a solar battery is, how solar batteries work, the difference between a solar battery and a regular battery, and why you should get a home battery. ELI5!
April 5, 2022
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Palmetto
The words "Carbon Cycle" in white, under a white recycling glyph, above the image of a large tree in a green forest, representing how the Earth regulates the levels of carbon and greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere.
EnvironmentHow the Carbon Cycle Helps Sustain Life on EarthHow the carbon cycle works, how the Earth regulates the levels of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere, and how humans are unbalancing this global process.
March 31, 2022
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Palmetto
The words "Energy Deregulation" in white, over top of a green, blue, and black diagram representing the electricity grid.
Energy EfficiencyEnergy Deregulation: A GuideHow energy deregulation works, the history of deregulated energy, benefits and drawbacks of energy deregulation, and how deregulation impacts solar homes.
March 24, 2022
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Palmetto