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How Does Snow Impact a Solar Home Energy System?

Some of the best states to install a rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) energy system are in the northeast: Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania come to mind. At this time of the year, these states are also known for their heavy snowfall. Unless you've been under a rock for the past few weeks, you've probably heard about the record-setting blizzard blowing through the northeast.

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Ask Miriam: What to Look for in a Good Solar Installer

Posted by GetSolar Staff In Friday, January 28 2011 under: NABCEP, Solar Homes, CEC, solar installers, solar tips

Would you take investment advice from a random stranger?

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Keep Your Solar Panels Clean: Soiling Is a Drag On System Performance

Here's a look at the difference between clean and dirty solar panels. It may seem insignificant, but if left unattended, dirt and dust can drastically reduce a system's performance.

A number of factors impact the performance of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, namely: (1) the size, number and efficiency of your solar PV panels, and (2) how much sunlight you get throughout the year. But there's an even more obvious factor that can impact a system's output: cleanliness.

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