Consumer's Guide: Get Your Power From the Sun

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If you're thinking about buying a solar electric system, this guide from the U.S. Department of Energy provides basic information to make sure you get the best system possible for your home. It covers:
  • The differences between a solar electric and photovoltaic system
  • Incentives
  • Whether or not your home is a good place for a PV system
  • Size and features your system should have
  • Cost and financing
  • Installation
  • Choosing the best providers
  • What you should know about permits, insurance, interconnection agreements, net-metering agreements and more

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