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Solar 101

Eversource and EnergySage can help you better understand the ins and outs of having solar panels installed at your home or business.

Panels are made from tempered glass and can withstand rain, snow, hail and high winds. They don't need to be cleaned, can extend the life of your roof, and most manufacturers offer a 25-year power production warranty, guaranteeing that your solar panels will generate free electricity for years to come.  

When you install a solar panel system, your home or business will remain connected to the Eversource grid. This eliminates the need for batteries to store your power and allows you to draw from the grid if you need to, ensuring you have energy for every moment of your life.

Solar panel technology is constantly evolving, but basic photovoltaic systems - which were developed in Bell Labs in 1954 - have been used in American homes and businesses for decades. Today, there are solar panels providing free, renewable energy to over one million homes in the U.S.

Systems can be installed on roofs, in the ground or as a solar canopy. Most homes and businesses in the U.S. get enough sunlight to support a solar panel system, and regional solar rebates or incentives can help you get started.

Want to learn more? Check out EnergySage's Solar 101 page for information on how solar systems work, from installation to billing.