More Affordable Solar Power

The cost of solar systems has never been lower — now is the right time to consider solar power for your home.



Solar-House-With-White-Fence
Switching from fossil fuels to solar energy is good for the environment. With the falling price of solar panels, it can save you money, too.
PHOTO: ROB CARDILLO
Yellow And Brown Solar House
The solar panels mounted on the roof of this Vermont home are crystalline silicon — the most common material used for photovoltaic (PV) panels.
ROB CARDILLO
Solar Array Installation
If you have the DIY know-how, you can save money by installing your own solar array.
GARY REYSA
Solar Roof Installation
For standing seam metal roofs, a thin-film product called PV laminate can be applied to the roof.
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
Removing Snow From Solar Panels
Most solar electric systems require a little basic maintenance.
CAM MATHER
Solar Power Meter
When you generate power, your meter runs backward!
BETH BEAVERS
Solar Power Micro Inverters
Micro-inverters can make a PV system more efficient.
GARY REYSA
Solar Power Electric Meter And Inverter
A look inside an electric meter and full-sized inverter.
BETH BEAVERS
Solar Power Battery Backup
The battery backup for an off-grid PV system.
THE RENEWABLE ENERGY HANDBOOK/AZTEXT PRESS
Red-Barn-Solar-Power
Place a solar array wherever you have good solar exposure. That can include the roof of an outbuilding.
MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
Small Roof Solar Array
For rural properties that are far from a power line, it’s often more cost-effective to choose an off-grid solar system rather than paying for the electric line to be extended to your property.
JOHN IVANKO











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