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What are home solar inverters?

If your entire home solar system was like a human body, the inverter would be the brain. Inverters are the central component which binds the system together, and they are becoming more intelligent as the years tick by. The duties of home solar inverters are constantly evolving as the grid and solar projects get smarter. […]

Last modified: February 28, 2020

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How can I get solar power for my house?

Thinking of how you can get solar power on your home? It’s a perfect time to make the investment, with the cost of solar panels at an all-time low, electricity prices rising, and great incentives for solar energy in many states. Here’s a quick list of the steps we recommend you take to get the […]

Last modified: February 26, 2014

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How to find out about current solar rebates in your state

Photo: Flckr/BradleyOlin Solar is becoming a lot more popular in a lot of states. Unfortunately, our crack staff of solar geeks analysts are overwhelmed by all of the new rebate news that comes out every week. We just can’t update the state  pages fast enough. So, we’re going to give you all a place where […]

Last modified: April 24, 2020

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Dirt-Cheap Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Solar Costs through Energy Efficiency.

NOT Energy Efficient (Photo: Flickr/egodfrey13) Solar Fred loves solar and women and beer but he’s also not one to waste beer a nickel on his utility bill, even for important things like keeping his beer vegetables chilled in the fridge. So I’m naturally prone to being very cheap energy efficient, and if you’re thinking about […]

Last modified: July 17, 2019

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5 Reasons to Get a Solar Installer Quote Once a Year

Note to Self… Find a Solar Installer…. If you’re visiting at Solar Power Rocks, you’re probably here because you’re curious about getting solar installed for your home or business. And yet, we know that a lot of people who visit our site meander away without ever checking to get a free solar quote, even though […]

Last modified: December 28, 2018

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The cost of the “lets wait and see” solar buying reaction

I replied to an email I got this morning from one of our readers who requested to get quotes from solar installation companies a few weeks ago. He was just curious whether there was any new solar technology out there he wasn’t about to miss the boat on by going solar right now. This is […]

Last modified: September 9, 2009

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A Solar Fred Feedback Request

Dear Solar Fred Readers, Thank you for visiting. I’ve provided a lot of easy-to-read info here about solar and the various ways to finance it, and I hope you find the information you’re looking for. I know that people have different reasons for coming to this site, as well as different reasons for considering Solar. […]

Last modified: March 4, 2020

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Solar Fred Insights: All Solar is Local

Today, someone from Gambia visited my site. Where the heck is Gambia? Turns out that it’s a tiny sliver of a country in Africa. This visit reminds me that all solar is local, especially when it comes to the costs. How local is solar? It’s not just your city, your little town, or even your […]

Last modified: April 24, 2020

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Am I Right For Solar? 10 Key Tips

As much as I love solar, solar is not right for every home for one reason or another. For some, it’s not worth the money because they don’t live in a solar friendly State. For others, they have too much shading. So here’s a list of 10 tips to find out of you’re right for […]

Last modified: August 30, 2019

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