Learn tips for evaluating your solar project and ensuring a maximum return on your investment. Understand the economics of a solar installation and how to generate your own electricity.
As the cost of other, more sustainable forms of energy – like solar, wind, and geothermal – comes down, they become more attractive alternatives to fossil fuels, and have the added benefit of being renewable. Solar is a good return on investment when the cost of energy produced from a solar powered source is at or below the cost of energy being delivered from other sources.
Not all solar panels are created equal. Look for panels with efficiencies above 18%, by companies with a strong track record and a 25 year warranty that protects against power degradation.
There are several factors which will affect the output of a solar system, including location and placement of panels, the type of panel & inverter used, and the installation methods.