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 below. Vea nuestros recursos en español.

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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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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U.S. Department of Energy’s Summer of Solar: 2021
Launched in July 2021, the Summer of Solar celebrates Americans of different backgrounds who are taking advantage of the sun’s energy and the communities that are making it easier to go solar.
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Homeowner’s Guide to the Federal Tax Credit for Solar Photovoltaics
This guide provides an overview of the federal investment tax credit for those interested in residential solar photovoltaics, or PV.
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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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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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A Consumer's Guide to Buying a House with Solar
Owning a solar-powered home can help you save on your energy bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and be more energy independent.
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Recursos e Información de Energía Solar para Consumidores

Hacer el cambio a energía solar: guía para propietarios de viviendas
Los proyectos solares están facilitando que los estadounidenses elijan la energía solar para dar energía a sus hogares.
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Crédito Fiscal Federal por Energía Solar Fotovoltaica: Guía para Propietarios de Viviendas
Un crédito fiscal es una reducción dólar por dólar en el monto del impuesto sobre el ingreso que, de otro modo, usted debería pagar.
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