What is a Solar Inverter and How Does It Work?

Solar inverters are an essential part of any solar power system. They convert the direct current (DC) power produced by photovoltaic solar panels into alternating current (AC) electricity that powers the appliances and devices...

RV Living in Winter: The Complete Guide

Some RV owners put their motorhomes into storage for the winter. Many others live in their RV year-round or seek to continue their off-grid adventures during the winter months.  If you enjoy the RV lifestyle...

How Do Off-Grid Solar Power Systems Work in Winter?

Residents of Arizona, Southern California, and other sunny regions have no problem committing to a solar system. The year-round sunshine and clear skies make solar power an easy choice. But what if you live...

Do Solar Panels Work in Winter? What You Need to Know

Winter means shorter days, and because of the reduced sunlight hours, many people assume that solar panels also have reduced efficiency. This is a misconception.  Even in the dreary, short days of the winter months,...

What Are the Differences Between On-Grid and Off-Grid Solar?

Solar energy is becoming an increasingly widespread choice for homeowners and businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint and save on energy costs. There are two main types of solar systems: on-grid and off-grid.  On-grid...

Do Solar Panel Installations Damage Your Home’s Roof?

Many concerns may pop up when considering installing solar panels. One fear many homeowners have is whether or not installing a solar array will damage a home’s roof.  Solar panels will not inherently damage your...

What Are the Differences Between MPPT vs. PWM Solar Charge Controllers?

Solar charge controllers are essential components in both residential and commercial solar systems. These devices monitor and adjust the flow of energy that travels from a solar array into a battery bank.  Not all solar...

8 Ways To Protect Your Solar Panels from Hail Storm Damage

Solar panels are surprisingly durable. In most storms, they can withstand the weather onslaughts that come. Even hail is usually not enough to damage your solar panels. But in severe hailstorms, the beating might...