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S21 E6, Ross Trethewey discusses solar panel scams with Kevin O’Connor
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How to Avoid Solar Panel Scams

Home technology expert Ross Trethewey teaches host Kevin O’Connor what he needs to know about solar installation plans, financing, and rebates to ensure homeowners get the most for their investment.

Your Guide to Home Solar Panels

Whether you're looking to shrink your carbon footprint or just your monthly expenses, there’s never been a better time to go solar. Keep reading for the lowdown on everything from current tax incentives to new tech choices.

S20 E35, Ross Trethewey learns about advances in solar technology
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Future House | Emerging Solar Technology

This Old House Home Technology Expert Ross Trethewey takes us to MIT to discuss the future of solar technology.

Solar panels on a craftsman home
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Understanding Solar Power

Thinking about installing solar panels on your house? Watch as This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains the complexities of modern solar-power systems.

The 7 Best Solar Companies of 2022

In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team explores the seven best solar companies and helps you select a provider that fits your energy needs.

How Much Do Solar Panels Cost? (2022 Guide)

We’ve all heard that solar panels can help reduce your electricity bills. But how much do they actually cost? Read our guide to learn everything you need to know about how much solar panels cost.

California Solar Tax Credits: Rebates Explained (2022 Guide)

Read this in-depth guide to California solar tax credits to see what programs you’re eligible for and maximize your savings.

S20 E28, Ross Trethewey installs solar panels
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How Ross Trethewey Became an Engineer

This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey grew up in the trades (and television), but he explains that his passion drew him toward engineering.

The 7 Most Efficient Solar Panels of 2022

Use this in-depth guide to learn what makes a solar panel efficient and get recommendations for the most efficient solar panels available.

Venture Solar Review (2022)

Venture Solar is a solar panel installer that offers flexible payment options and straightforward installation to customers in the Northeast. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team explores Venture Solar offerings, installation, and payment options to help you decide if this solar provider is right for you and your home.

Tesla Solar Panel Review (2022)

In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team delves into the Tesla solar panel and the company’s other solar offerings to help you decide if they’re the right solar provider for your home.

5 Best Solar Panels for Homes (2022)

Discover the best solar panels for homes and find the best options for your home’s needs.

5 Best Solar Companies in New Jersey (2022)

If you want to harness solar power for your New Jersey home, read our review of the top providers below to learn more about the best solar companies in New Jersey.

Semper Solaris Reviews: Services and Pricing (2022)

Semper Solaris offers a variety of roof and solar services like solar panel installation and cleaning. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team dives into Semper Solaris services, pricing, and customer service.

Palmetto Solar Reviews: Services and Plans (2022)

In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team looks into Palmetto services and protection plans to help you decide if the company is the right solar provider for you.

Momentum Solar Review (2022)

Momentum Solar offers its customers a comprehensive solar energy experience. Learn more in this comprehensive Momentum Solar review.

ADT Solar Review (2022)

In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team looks into ADT Solar services and warranties to help you determine if this is the right solar provider for you.

Blue Raven Solar Reviews (2022)

In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team looks into Blue Raven services and installation to help you determine if this company is the right solar provider for your home.

Sunrun Reviews (2022)

In this review, the This Old House Reviews team looks into Sunrun’s services, products, and warranties to help you decide on the right solar provider for your home.

5 Best Solar Companies in California (2022)

California is one of the most solar power-friendly states in the country. If you want to join the renewable energy trend in the Golden State, read our review of the top providers below.

5 Best Solar Companies in Massachusetts (2022)

If you want to harness solar power for your Massachusetts home, read our review of the top providers below to learn more about the best solar companies in Massachusetts.

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.

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.

7 Best Solar Companies in Florida (2022)

If you’re making a move to solar power for your Florida home, check out our list of top companies in the state.

Are Solar Panels Worth It?

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

Certasun Review: Installation and Financing

Certasun gives homeowners in Illinois and Wisconsin the installation expertise needed to complete their solar project. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team delves into Certasun’s installation process, financing, and warranties to help you decide if the company is right for your home.

Cosmic Solar Review: Services and Financing

Cosmic Solar is a solar installer that offers a variety of solar services, including solar panel installation and solar pool heating. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team looks into Cosmic Solar’s products and services to help you decide if this company is right for you.

Green Power Energy Review (2022)

Green Power Energy is a leading solar panel installer based in New Jersey that provides commercial and residential customers with sustainable energy solutions. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team takes a look at Green Power’s installation process, financing, and customer service to help you determine if this provider is right for your solar project.

Sunergy Systems Review 2022

Sunergy Systems is an installer that provides Washington homeowners with solar systems built with equipment from trusted manufacturers. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team looks into Sunergy’s services, installation process, and financing to help you decide if this company is the right solar provider for you.

Erus Energy Review: Installation and Purchasing Plans

Erus Energy provides residential solar panel installation to homeowners across the Southwest. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team delves into Erus Energy’s installation and purchasing plans to help you figure out if this solar provider is right for your home.

SunLux Review: Installation and Purchasing Plans

SunLux is a solar panel installer that helps homeowners in California and Texas harness renewable energy and save money on their electric bills. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team looks into SunLux financing and installation to help you decide if this company is the right solar provider for your home.

Affordable Solar Review: Services and Installation

Affordable Solar helps homeowners and businesses in New Mexico produce renewable energy with a solar panel system. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team delves into Affordable Solar services and installation to help you decide if this solar provider is right for your home.