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Caveat Emptor, Solar Homeowners


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Comly Wilson at CleanEdison, which runs training and certification programs for green-tech installers, has put together a list of five things homeowners should know before buying solar. Definitely worth reading, but don’t let them scare you off. Our solar panels are going strong after three years and we’ve already paid off half of our out-of-pocket expenses.

George Musser About the Author: is a contributing editor at Scientific American. He focuses on space science and fundamental physics, ranging from particles to planets to parallel universes. He is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory. Musser has won numerous awards in his career, including the 2011 American Institute of Physics's Science Writing Award. Follow on Twitter @gmusser.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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  1. 1. ablaze 2:52 am 01/31/2013

    Yes their are some pros and cons always available with every product so Why we would worry in using solar appliances. I believe that after few years it will get more advanced but for that we have to use them now also.
    <a href="http://www.ablazelectronics.com/&quot; Solar Home light

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  2. 2. ablaze 2:52 am 01/31/2013

    Yes their are some pros and cons always available with every product so Why we would worry in using solar appliances. I believe that after few years it will get more advanced but for that we have to use them now also.
    http://www.ablazelectronics.com/

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  3. 3. solarhomesteader 7:00 pm 03/20/2013

    Well written. AS someone who has lived off the grid for over 12 years I can tell you solar panels are incredibly reliable and rugged. If I could make the choice again I would probably connect to the grid but I like the independence as well.
    Thanks for letting me comment…Jody
    http://www.solarhomestead.com

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  4. 4. solarenergyfactsblog 9:30 am 04/10/2013

    When the words €œrenewable energy€ a lot of people automatically start thinking about the United States and its shouting about reducing dependence upon foreign oil.

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  5. 5. kristahiles 1:22 am 03/24/2014

    Many people already replaced the completely the conventional energy with renewable energy resources. The main reason behind this is that solar energy is becoming an absolute power resource for generating the electricity for residential and commercial use.

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