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Can Solar Panels be Recycled?

By Siena Hacker | 01 August 2017

Retired solar panels used to become e-waste in landfills - a remarkably ungreen end to an environmentally friendly life. In recent years, encouragement[..]

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The Best Remodel to Increase Your Home’s Value

By Siena Hacker | 18 July 2017

Home improvement can be a great financial investment, but it also carries a huge risk. Much of design, like countertops or carpeting, comes down to[..]

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How "Green" are Solar Panels?

By Kate Whitney | 13 July 2017

Solar power has long been hailed as a promising form of clean energy, but many consumers are unaware of the pollution and waste created by the process[..]

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Monocrystalline Solar Panels vs Polycrystalline Solar Panels

By Siena Hacker | 09 June 2017

Over six decades ago, New Jersey scientists announced their invention of a practical silicon solar panel. Solar panels have come a long way since then,[..]

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4 Factors That Can Affect Solar Panel Production

By Michael Olenick | 15 May 2017

Not all solar panels are created equal. Power ratings, efficiency ratings, and degradation rates are just a few of the qualifications that set solar[..]

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Do Solar Panels Work At Night?

By Michael Olenick | 15 March 2017

The short answer is: no, solar energy systems only operate during the day. This is because the power from the sun is key to how a solar panel turns[..]

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Will Solar Panels Keep Working If The Power Goes Out?

By Jay Ibric | 09 March 2017

Solar photo-voltaic panels are created to absorb the sun’s energy and convert it to usable AC energy in your home. You may be wondering then, do my[..]

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A Review of LG Solar Panels - When Brand Name Does Matter

By Michael Olenick | 07 March 2017

LG is a brand you may already be familiar with. They are a South Korean multinational manufacturer that makes televisions, mobile devices, tablets,[..]

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How To Choose The Best Solar Panels in 2017

By Johanna Poole | 24 February 2017

Solar panels last a very long time and technology is always improving.  How do you decide which panel is the right fit for you?  Should you pay more[..]

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SunPower Solar Panels vs. LG Solar Panels

By Rex Kehoe | 21 February 2017

If you are considering installing a solar system at your home or place of business, then you have many factors to consider. The paramount factor to[..]

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