Category: Home Solar 101

 By Eva Kurilova and Kelsey Tollefson This is the first part of a three article series about making the most of home solar in New Jersey. This article describes the different ways in which homeowners can go solar in New Jersey. For information on the financial perks of New Jersey solar power, check out the second article
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 By Keira Ray  When Edmund Becquerel discovered the photovoltaic effect in 1839, he likely never imagined the enormous impact it would one day have on the world. It’s been nearly 200 years since Becquerel’s breakthrough, and in that time the planet has undergone a solar transformation. In 1954, Bell Laboratories made headlines by demonstrating the
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 By J.A. Young  Like solar photovoltaic systems, solar thermal systems rely on the sun’s energy to operate. Instead of providing electricity, like a solar PV array, solar thermal systems provide a home with heat—most commonly used to heat water for household needs. Not only does using a solar thermal system reduce a home’s carbon footprint,
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 By Barbie Carpenter  Solar power offers homeowners a variety of benefits—ranging from a drastically reduced carbon footprint to decreased electric bills. Installing a complex solar power system isn’t feasible, however, for all homeowners—a larger system may be cost prohibitive, or the property may simply be ill-suited to a solar photovoltaic array. Fortunately, many small scale
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