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Consumer Protections

Solar panels allow consumers to generate clean energy and can save money. However, choosing to go solar is like buying a car—consumers need to do their homework, check prices from several sources, and think carefully about which choice is best. As with any big-ticket purchase, consumers should watch out for misleading sales tactics and scams.


Solar Scams and Misconceptions

Who to Call with Issues and Questions


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Learn About Solar

Solar panels allow us to generate energy by using the sun. Throughout the day, cells within a solar panel absorb energy from sunlight and generate electricity. Consumers can use that electricity in their home, store it in a battery, or send it back to the grid.

How Solar Works

Solar Policy, Reports, and Data

Solar Jobs, Education, and Training Programs

Solar Agencies and Organizations

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Choosing a System

A solar electric system typically consists of solar panels and an inverter. Some may also include a battery and charge controller. Common types of solar electric systems include grid-connected, grid-connected with battery backup, off-grid, and community solar. Each has distinct applications and components



Battery Back-up

Community Solar

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