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Anyone who uses energy—energy consumers—can take advantage of solar energy to power their lives. These resources, compiled by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), cover a wide variety of topics, from the process of choosing and installing a solar energy system, to understanding how it impacts the value of a home. Learn more:

Homeowner’s Guide to Going Solar
SETO resources can help you figure out what’s best for you when it comes to going solar. Consider these questions.
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Community Solar Basics
As the solar energy market expands, alternative business models like community solar are gaining popularity.
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Solar Rooftop Potential
To help consumers quantify the potential benefits of going solar, national laboratories and private companies have developed a number of tools.
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SETO Spotlight: Solar and Real Estate
SETO has helped make it easy to purchase a solar system for your home, or buy or sell a solar home.
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A Consumer’s Guide to Fire Safety with Solar Systems
The solar office funded the Solar Training and Education for Professionals program, which provides tools to firefighters and fire code officials.
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Residential and Commercial ITC Factsheets
These two guides provide an overview of the ITC, providing examples, answering questions, and explaining the process of claiming the ITC.
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