Solar Energy: Why It’s Better Than Ever

Increased efficiency and better incentives are driving builders and homeowners to this cleaner source of electricity.
By Scott Gibson
August/September 2008

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There are many good reasons to install a solar-electric system at home to generate some or all of your own electricity. This article, reprinted in our August/September 2008 issue courtesy of Fine Homebuilding, addresses all the basics that homeowners should know before investing in solar energy. Learn what you need to know about how solar panels work, how much they cost, why you might want a grid-tied system, and where to learn more about important local regulations such as net metering. To read the article, click the link below.

The New Age of Photovoltaics (pdf file)

If you are planning to remodel your home or build new, we highly recommend Fine Homebuilding. — Mother

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