Consumer Guide

Consumer Guide

Six tips for buying a solar-powered battery

Thinking of getting a solar-powered battery for your home or business to protect you from the next power outage? Here’s six tips to help you figure it all out. Solar-powered batteries can let you keep — and use — all…

Advice for monitoring your system

Make sure your solar panels are doing their job with some preventative monitoring. We asked solar industry veteran Al Rich of ACR Solar for some tips. Here’s what we learned: 1. Why is it important to learn how to monitor…

Frequently asked questions about solar

Get answers to the most common questions about solar energy. We’re constantly updating this post based on your questions and feedback. Message us on Facebook or email us at info@solarrights.org.  REBATES & TAX INCENTIVES Q: What is the federal tax…

Keep those panels clean

This summer, give your panels a rinse. It doesn’t have to be hard, and can improve your system performance. Get the quick tips, courtesy of solar pioneer Al Rich, President and Founder of ACR Solar. 1) Make sure your panels…

Four ways to get more out of your solar panels

Besides the savings, independence and freedom, solar systems also tend to be relatively low maintenance. Here’s four tips to help to ensure that your solar panels perform well for a long time. 1) Keep Your Panels Clean Since the panels…

My inverter went out! Now what?

Here’s some tips to troubleshoot your inverter and ensure continually high energy production of your solar panels. Quality solar panels are typically built, designed and installed with the guarantee the panels will produce energy for 25 years. Due to their…

Understanding Your “True-Up” Statement

The True-Up Statement can sometimes be confusing to new solar owners. If you are a new solar owner, hopefully this article will help. Homeowners who go solar will see some changes to their utility bill. You will still get a…