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Solar 101: How does solar energy work?

Solar panel systems can be complicated, but going solar doesn’t have to be difficult. Learn all about solar panel technology, maintenance, and installation in Solar 101.

Net metering for solar power, explained

You know that net metering plays a major role in your solar savings, but how exactly does it work? EnergySage explains the basics of net metering and what it means for you.

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All about inverters and power optimizers

Inverters convert your solar electricity into a format that is usable in your home. They are the second most important piece of equipment in your solar panel system, so review and compare all of your inverter options.

Installing and maintaining your solar panels

Finding a professional solar installer will help you to get the most out of your solar panel system. Solar panels require little to no maintenance once your system is up and running.

Community solar power

Community solar power is an alternative way for homes and businesses without roof access to get involved in the clean energy economy.

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FAQ: What happens if there is snow on my solar panels?

Solar panels convert sunshine into power, so if your panels are covered in snow they can’t produce electricity. Snow generally isn’t heavy enough to cause structural issues with your panels, and since most panels are tilted at an angle the snow will slide off. If snow does accumulate, your panels are easy to clean.

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