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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Money Matters: How to Finance Your Rooftop Solar Energy System
Learn your options for covering the cost of adding solar to your home, like tax incentives and types of loans and leases.
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Decisions, Decisions: Choosing the Right Solar Installer
The process of going solar can seem complex, but hiring the right professionals can make it easier. So how do you choose a qualified, certified, and experienced solar installer who uses high-quality solar panels?
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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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Walk Me Through It: A Step-By-Step Guide for Consumers Going Solar
A guide for U.S. homeowners on the process of getting rooftop solar panels.
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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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Replacing Your Roof? It’s a Great Time to Add Solar
If you’re thinking about replacing your roof, considering adding solar at the same time. National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers estimate that, when done together, the average savings could amount to $4,000.
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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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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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