Category Archives: Buyer’s Guide

Articles about solar products and companies to help consumers understand more about solar equipment/companies and best compare their quotes and options.

LA Solar Group warranty review

We read LA Solar Group’s warranty so you don’t have to

Let’s face it – warranties aren’t the easiest (or most gripping) documents to read. There are often a lot of details and fine print included that can be hard to digest, leaving many to wonder: what does the warranty actually cover? Am I vulnerable? Anything I might be missing?

To make it as easy as possible, we’ve read warranty documents for the top solar equipment manufacturers–and talked to them to confirm what is and isn’t included–and plan to point out the most important aspects of each in a series of articles. In this article, we break down the warranty of LA Solar Group (LASG), a solar installation company that began manufacturing its own solar panels. 

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LONGi warranty review

We read LONGi’s warranty so you don’t have to

Let’s face it – warranties aren’t the easiest (or most gripping) documents to read. There are often a lot of details and fine print included that can be hard to digest, leaving many to wonder: what does the warranty actually cover? Am I vulnerable? Anything I might be missing?

To make it as easy as possible, we’ve read warranty documents for the top solar equipment manufacturers–and talked to them to confirm what is and isn’t included–and plan to point out the most important aspects of each in a series of articles. In this article, we’ll review the warranty of one of the most bankable companies manufacturing solar panels for homes: LONGi

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Mass Save Heat Loan ASHP

Complete guide to the Mass Save HEAT Loan for air source heat pumps

If you live in Massachusetts, there are excellent financial incentives to help heat and cool your home more efficiently with air source heat pumps. Mass Save, a program created to help Massachusetts residents save money through energy efficiency, offers a HEAT Loan to help make installing air source heat pumps more accessible and affordable. In this guide, we’ll explain what you need to know about the HEAT Loan for air source heat pumps, including how to apply for it and common questions about how it works. Pro tip: you can also use the HEAT Loan for other energy-efficient updates – we’re just focusing on how you can use it for heat pumps here since there’s a lot to know!

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Adding solar panels to an existing system: what you need to know

If you’ve gone solar, you’ve already decreased (or possibly eliminated) your electricity bill. But you may want to add more solar panels to your existing system; your solar panel system could be undersized to begin with, or you might have increased your electricity usage since installation due to new additions to your house, new appliances, or adding an electric vehicle (EV) purchase.

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Panasonic solar panels review

Panasonic solar panels: the complete review

Panasonic is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of consumer electronics and an increasingly popular choice for U.S. homeowners installing solar. Panasonic’s heteroinjuction technology (or HIT) is included across their product lines, providing a unique take on the solar cell. Their HIT, HIT+ and HIT AC series are all high performers on EnergySage, with Panasonic the most quoted solar panel brand on EnergySage in 2019.

Whether you’re trying to decide between SunPower and Panasonic solar panels or simply evaluating your solar PV options, thoroughly reviewing the product options available to you is the best way to be confident in your solar investment. EnergySage’s Panasonic reviews take a look at the technical specifications of Panasonic solar panels to evaluate how they compare to other manufacturers on the market.

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Solaria warranty review

We read Solaria’s warranty so you don’t have to

Let’s face it – warranties aren’t the easiest (or most gripping) documents to read. There are often a lot of details and fine print included that can be hard to digest, leaving many to wonder: what does the warranty actually cover? Am I vulnerable? Anything I might be missing?

To make it as easy as possible, we’ve read warranty documents for the top solar equipment manufacturers–and talked to them to confirm what is and isn’t included–and plan to point out the most important aspects of each in a series of articles. This article reviews the warranty offering of Solaria, an innovative manufacturer of solar panels and solar panel tracking systems. 

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solar trackers overview

Solar trackers: everything you need to know

There are many unique ways to design and install a solar energy system for your property in order to utilize solar power. If you are considering a ground-mounted solar panel installation, you might be considering a solar tracking system so that your panels follow the sun across the sky. This article will examine what installing a solar tracker means and if a tracking system is right for your solar project.

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Enphase battery warranty review

We read Enphase’s IQ Battery warranty so you don’t have to 

Let’s face it – warranties aren’t the easiest (or most gripping) documents to read. There are often a lot of details and fine print included that can be hard to digest, leaving many to wonder: what does the warranty actually cover? Am I vulnerable? Anything I might be missing?

To make it as easy as possible, we’ve read warranty documents for the top solar battery manufacturers, talked to them to confirm what is and isn’t included, and plan to point out the most important aspects of each in a series of articles. In this article, we’ll review the warranty of a well-known manufacturer in the solar industry: Enphase Energy.

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