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Solar & Alternative Energy Planning

Prepare for your next solar & alternative energy project by discovering our planning ideas & tips.

Types of Solar Panels (2022)

If you are thinking about converting your home to solar power, our overview of the types of solar panels available for residential systems will help you learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of each kind.

Federal Solar Tax Credit: What Homeowners Need to Know

Learn more about how the federal solar tax credit can help solar panel homeowners save more money at tax time.

Are Solar Panels Worth It?

Learn about the benefits of solar panels and decide if they are worth it for your home.

Does Saving Energy Mean Saving Money?

While reducing energy use is always a good thing, not every energy-conserving strategy is guaranteed to reduce your overall costs. We take a look at some common misconceptions.

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How to Protect Solar Panels from Pests

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey explains the culprit behind damaged solar panels and how to prevent future damage