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Solar panels on a tan roof made of ceramic tiles with "FREE!" in green text covering everything, showing how free solar panels are often advertised.
Solar“Free” Solar Panels: Are They Really Free?What solar companies mean by “free” solar panels, what to know about going solar with a solar lease or PPA, and how to go solar with little to no money down.
November 9, 2021
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A solar inverter, which changes electricity from direct current (DC) into alternating current (AC) for use in the home.
SolarExplain Like I’m 5: Solar Inverter (ELI5)How a solar inverter works and why DC must be changed to AC to use solar power, explained in easy-to-understand ways without complex vocabulary words.
November 5, 2021
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White bearded male in blue suit jacket sits at his desk, complete with financial documents, filling out Form 5695 on his laptop computer so he can claims a solar tax credit from the IRS on his federal taxes.
FinanceHow To Fill Out Form 5695 and Claim the Solar Tax CreditStep-by-step instructions on how to fill out IRS Form 5695, to claim the Solar Investment Tax Credit on your federal taxes and get the savings you deserve.
November 5, 2021
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Planet Earth covered in bandaids and bandages because it is hurting from global warming, showing why climate change matters.
EnvironmentWhy Does Climate Change Matter?How climate change affects the planet, why it is an important issue, and how we can make a difference with simple adjustments that reduce carbon emissions.
November 4, 2021
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Homeowner checking a circuit breaker in their electrical panel, aka breaker box or service panel, in preparation for home solar installation.
SolarYour Electrical Panel - Homeowner’s Guide To The Breaker BoxLearn what your electrical panel does, how it works, common names like breaker box and service panel, and the relationship between your panel and solar power.
October 28, 2021
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Measuring a carbon footprint to get a clear definition of what's meant by someone's environmental impact.
EnvironmentWhat is a Carbon Footprint?Learn the definition of a carbon footprint, how to calculate your personal carbon footprint, and get easy ways to reduce your impact on the environment.
October 28, 2021
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An island, representing a solar-powered home that's generating its own power separate from the grid, also known as solar islanding.
SolarSolar Islanding and Anti-Islanding: What You Need to KnowGuide to solar islanding, its dangers, the importance of anti-islanding safety measures, and the relationship between solar islanding and battery storage.
October 26, 2021
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People holding up protest signs about climate change, the earth, environmental concerns, global warming, and more.
Clean EnergyWhat Is Climate Change?Climate change defined, the difference between climate change and weather, the causes and effects of climate change, and the role you can play in stopping it.
October 20, 2021
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The letters HOA for Homeowners Association over residential homes with solar panels and solar power.
SolarYour HOA and Solar Panels: Navigating a Tricky RelationshipWhat your HOA can and cannot control when it comes to solar panels, how solar access laws and easement regulations help, and how to overcome HOA restrictions.
October 19, 2021
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