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Grid-Tie Solar Installations: Know Before You Buy

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Grid-Tie Solar Installations: Know Before You Buy

Personalized Grid-Tie Solar Power Needs at Your Fingertips Are you considering a grid-tie solar setup for your home? Although Solar Sporting Goods does not do these types of installations, here at The Solar Side, we still look after our solar inspired clients!When was the last time you showed up at a car dealership with the intention to buy a car, and having zero preconceived notions of anticipated and realistic costs?Never? Me either. Why should buying solar be any different? One of the best independent sources of information to estimate the most appropriate size of your grid-tie solar array can be found...

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Properly Cleaning Solar Panels: A DIY Guide for the Rest of Us

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Properly Cleaning Solar Panels: A DIY Guide for the Rest of Us

Solar Panel Efficiency Losses Due to Dirt and Build-up The question gets asked over and over. Should I clean my solar panels? When or why? HOW do I clean my solar panels? Can I do this myself or do I need a professional?  The 5 W’s are answered below, along with a table of do’s and don’ts to help you through the process. WHO:  First things first. Don’t bother contracting this out unless you have a very large solar array and/or lack access to the resources or physical ability to handle this yourself. A study by the University of California,...

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All About Off Grid Solar Inverters – What Do Those Specifications Really Mean?

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All About Off Grid Solar Inverters – What Do Those Specifications Really Mean?

What You Really Need to Know Before Buying a Solar Inverter In today's market, there are so many solar inverters to choose from, each with its own specifications and features, it can be hard to make a final selection decision. This article aims to provide some insight to help you make the right choice. There is a useful data table comparing popular off grid inverter models from the top manufacturers: Apollo Solar, Exeltech, Magnum Energy, OutBack Power Systems, SMA America, and Xantrex Technology. But what do all those technical specifications mean? Read on! Shop Off Grid Inverters The first decision you...

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Thank the Sun! Let's Eat. Thanksgiving Dinner with GoSun Solar Cooker

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Thank the Sun! Let's Eat. Thanksgiving Dinner with GoSun Solar Cooker

Use the sun to help cook your favorite Thanksgiving dinner side dishes! Plus, look ahead to Black Friday and emergency essentials prepper gear holiday sales highlights for 2018.

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Fall Off Grid: Holiday Solar + Survival Sneak Peak

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Fall Off Grid: Holiday Solar + Survival Sneak Peak

Fall Off Grid: Holiday Solar + Survival Sneak Peak by Solar Sporting Goods   VIEW HUMLESS PORTABLE SOLAR POWER STATIONS   SHOP ALL MEALS READY TO EAT (MRE) KITS  

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