Switching to solar is a huge decision and investment. Before you commit, it’s important to understand all aspects of home solar.

The Greenlife Solar Blog is designed to provide you with a database of information and tips to help you learn more about solar systems for homes.

Browse our posts to find information on all things residential solar and to stay up-to-date with the solar industry.

Once you feel confident about what you’re looking for and are ready to flip the switch, let us help you get started.



The Best Roof for Solar Panels: Is Your Home a Fit?

The Best Roof for Solar Panels: Is Your Home a Fit?

Residential solar is on the rise. Everyone wants in on the savings. To make the most out of our investment, you’ll want to figure out your roof’s solar potential.

news July, 15 2021
How Are Solar Panels Rated? Understanding Solar Panel Output

How Are Solar Panels Rated? Understanding Solar Panel Output

Solar panel output indicates the amount of power a panel would produce under ideal conditions. Solar panel power ratings are used to give homeowners an estimate of potential output before they invest.

news July, 01 2021
What Solar Inverter Do I Need?

What Solar Inverter Do I Need?

Solar inverter sizing and type both play a role in electricity production. That’s why finding the best solar inverter is so important.

news June, 17 2021
Solar Panel Payback Period: How Long Does It Take to Break Even?

Solar Panel Payback Period: How Long Does It Take to Break Even?

Curious to find answers to “How long does it take to pay off solar panels” or “how long does it take to break even on solar panels”? You’re in the right place.

news June, 03 2021
Choosing the Best Solar Panel Warranty for Your Home

Choosing the Best Solar Panel Warranty for Your Home

Learn more about your options for solar warranties before choosing. Find out what to look for and what to expect here.

news May, 20 2021
Solar Panel Maintenance: Tips to Increase Your System's Efficiency

Solar Panel Maintenance: Tips to Increase Your System's Efficiency

Solar panel maintenance isn’t often talked about. Solar panels are a great investment, but how exactly do you take care of them once they’re installed?

news May, 06 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Solar Monitoring

Everything You Need to Know About Solar Monitoring

Solar monitoring is the best way to track the efficiency of your home solar system. A solar monitoring system ensures that your panels are working properly and maximizing output each day.

news April, 22 2021
Solar Lease vs. PPA: What's the Difference?

Solar Lease vs. PPA: What's the Difference?

Learn the pros and cons of each and find out if a solar lease or power purchase agreement is a good fit for you. Then, compare solar lease vs. PPA options from providers in your area.

news April, 08 2021
What to Know About Solar Panel Lifespan & How to Increase It

What to Know About Solar Panel Lifespan & How to Increase It

If you’re wondering, “How long do solar panels last?” you’re in the right place. We’ll discuss the life expectancy of solar panels and how to extend it as long as possible.

news March, 25 2021
A Homeowner's Guide to the New Solar Tax Credit Extension

A Homeowner's Guide to the New Solar Tax Credit Extension

While 2020 has been a difficult year for all of us, there is at least one good thing to come from the chaos. The 2021 solar tax credit has been extended, offering solar savings for another two years at least.

news March, 11 2021
Is It Better to Buy or Lease Solar Panels?

Is It Better to Buy or Lease Solar Panels?

Greenlife Solar is your go-to resource for everything solar-related. Whether you’re ready to install or are just getting started shopping around, we can help you find the right option for your home. Find out whether you should buy or lease solar panels here.

news February, 25 2021
Solar Financing Options for Homeowners to Consider

Solar Financing Options for Homeowners to Consider

Solar financing options are available to help make panels more affordable. In addition, solar tax incentives cut the initial price down significantly. All of these things make residential solar more accessible to a wider variety of homeowners.

news February, 11 2021
Do Solar Panels Increase Home Value?

Do Solar Panels Increase Home Value?

Solar is a long term investment, so what happens if you aren’t there to take advantage? Luckily, solar panels and home value are correlated.

news January, 28 2021
Everything You Need to Know About the Solar Charge Controller

Everything You Need to Know About the Solar Charge Controller

If you have some questions about solar charge controllers, you’re in the right place. We’ll go over what they are, how they’re used, and each of the different types.

news January, 14 2021
Do I Need a Solar Battery for My Home?

Do I Need a Solar Battery for My Home?

Not every homeowner chooses to invest in a solar battery when they switch to solar. However, this option is becoming more popular. Learn more about solar batteries for home. Find out if a solar plus storage system is a good fit for you.

news December, 31 2020
Do Solar Panels Work on Cloudy Days?

Do Solar Panels Work on Cloudy Days?

Solar panel production is affected by the type of solar panels you choose. Not every solar panel is equal when it comes to quality and efficiency.

news December, 17 2020
Types of Solar Cells: IBC vs. PERC

Types of Solar Cells: IBC vs. PERC

Different types of solar cells offer different levels of efficiency and reliability. Understanding your options is important. Before you buy, decide whether IBC solar cells or PERC solar cells are right for you.

news December, 03 2020
How Many Solar Panels Do I Need to Power My Home

How Many Solar Panels Do I Need to Power My Home

Before you switch to solar you’re going to need to answer one important question: How many solar panels do I need? Many homeowners want to go green to eliminate their energy bills once and for all. To do this, you’ll need to find out what solar panel output you need to reach in order to completely offset your usage.

news November, 19 2020
How to Lower Electric Bills for Good

How to Lower Electric Bills for Good

Greenlife Solar is here to help you save money. We’ve compiled a list of ways to save on electric bills. These tips and tricks will lower your payments and keep money in your pocket. Tap into electricity bill savings today.

news November, 05 2020
The Future of the Federal Solar Tax Credit

The Future of the Federal Solar Tax Credit

Greenlife Solar is here to help you find the information you need to get started. Learn more about the federal solar tax credit. Then, use our comparison tool to find affordable solar for your home. Here’s everything you need to know about the future of the solar panel tax credit.

news October, 22 2020
Shaded Roof? Ground-Mounted Solar is the Solution

Shaded Roof? Ground-Mounted Solar is the Solution

Unlike rooftop solar panels, ground-mounted solar panels don’t require any special conditions for success. Simply find a sunny patch of grass in your yard to start capturing solar energy instantly.

news October, 08 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Solar Batteries

Everything You Need to Know About Solar Batteries

Not every homeowner has access to net metering policies. Others simply prefer to be off-grid. Either way, solar batteries offer some unique advantages. Learn more about solar battery storage and how it works. Find the perfect set-up for your home.

news September, 24 2020
How to Take Advantage of Solar Tax Incentives

How to Take Advantage of Solar Tax Incentives

Many homeowners aren’t aware of the valuable solar tax incentives available to them. Because of this, most people think they can’t afford to switch. The truth is, solar is very affordable. This is partially due to state and government incentives for solar.

news September, 10 2020
The Cost of Solar Panels: Is Solar Affordable for Me?

The Cost of Solar Panels: Is Solar Affordable for Me?

Get a transparent look at pricing from the start. Use Greenlife Solar to find the cost to install solar panels in your area. Know what to expect before you invest. Learn more about solar panel pricing and find out if switching to solar is right for you.

news August, 27 2020
Solar System Aesthetic: What are my Options?

Solar System Aesthetic: What are my Options?

When most people think of solar panels, they think big, raised panels that are bolted to the roof. The truth is that solar panels have evolved exponentially over the past few decades. Learn more about your options.

news August, 13 2020
Solar System Size: How Many Panels Do I Need?

Solar System Size: How Many Panels Do I Need?

Solar system size plays a big role in ensuring that your panels produce enough energy to cover your usage. If you’re considering switching to solar, you’ve probably asked yourself, “How many solar panels do I need?”

news July, 30 2020
What is Net Metering & How Will it Affect Me?

What is Net Metering & How Will it Affect Me?

Solar net metering allows homeowners to store excess energy in the electric grid for later use. Net metering programs prepare you for times when your panels produce less electricity than you need.

news July, 16 2020
5 Common Myths About the Disadvantages of Solar Energy

5 Common Myths About the Disadvantages of Solar Energy

Though it might sound too good to be true, the reality is that many commonly stated disadvantages of solar power are myths. Understanding the facts will help you properly map the pros and cons of solar panels before making a decision.

news July, 02 2020
Give Yourself the Gift of Solar Savings This Father’s Day

Give Yourself the Gift of Solar Savings This Father’s Day

Let’s face it, being a dad gets expensive. You have to pay for sports practices, music lessons, groceries, clothes… the list goes on and on. On top of that, your kids won’t stop touching the thermostat.

news June, 19 2020
Stuck At Home? Save Money With Solar Installation

Stuck At Home? Save Money With Solar Installation

With homes now acting as offices and schools, electricity bills are climbing. A solar installation is a great way to get a sustainably lower energy bill. Residential solar installation can help you save money on electricity.

news May, 08 2020
How To Find The Best Solar Installation Company In One Step

How To Find The Best Solar Installation Company In One Step

If you’re just getting started with solar, it might not seem all that simple. Homeowners often stress about finding the right solar panels, setting a budget, getting started, and, above all else, choosing a solar installation company.

news January, 23 2020
Home Solar Is On The Rise: Here's How To Take Advantage

Home Solar Is On The Rise: Here's How To Take Advantage

Solar costs have dropped by more than 70% over the last decade. As the cost of installing solar panels continues to fall, solar installation grows, each year becoming a more affordable energy option for households and businesses to take advantage of.

news November, 14 2019
How To Choose The Best Solar Panels For Your Home

How To Choose The Best Solar Panels For Your Home

Sometimes, solar seems too good to be true. All of the money you could save on electricity is feels like a far-fetched dream.

news September, 21 2019
Everything You Need To Know About Solar Panels In Winter

Everything You Need To Know About Solar Panels In Winter

Solar panels are an enticing investment, but some homeowners are nervous to make the switch because they aren’t sure if the climate where they live is ideal for solar panels.

news By Agent September, 5 2019