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What Are the Components of a Solar System?

There are 5 key components in a home's solar system: solar panels, an inverter, an electrical panel, the electric meter, and the sun. In this blog we'll walk you through how each component works together to create a complete solar system.

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What “Type” of Energy Do Solar Panels Generate?

You may have heard LG solar panels described as “high-efficiency” panels. Have you wondered why this is important, or how panel efficiency might affect your solar project?

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LG Solar Panels Pass the Test(s)

When you buy solar panels, you want to be confident they’ll produce the power you need -- now and for decades to come. You also want to be sure they’ll stand up to both normal and challenging weather conditions.

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Solar Panel Efficiency: What is it?

You may have heard LG solar panels described as “high-efficiency” panels. Have you wondered why this is important, or how panel efficiency might affect your solar project?

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What is a Green Home?

As more U.S. homeowners choose to take action to protect our endangered environment, the concept of “green homes” is becoming more popular. Generally, when someone mentions a green home, they are talking about a home that has ecologically friendly factors built into it.

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Microinverters and String Inverters: What’s the Difference?

LG recently launched the NeON? R ACe, a new solar panel that features built-in microinverters wired onto the back of every panel. If you’re not sure what a microinverter is, here’s a quick explanation.

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10 Questions to Ask Your Solar Installer

It’s always a good idea to be an informed consumer. When it comes to installing solar panels, understanding how solar power works and how the installation process takes place is important. It helps to know the right questions to ask when an installer comes to your home to provide a quote.

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A commitment to our partners, customers and families

Like so many around the world, LG Electronics has been proactively dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Important message from the global head of the LG energy business

During these challenging times, I want to thank all of our solar partners and employees dealing with this unprecedented COVID-19 situation, and assure you about our strong focus on business continuity.

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LG’s NeON? R Prime Solar Panels: High Power Output and Efficiency with an All-Black Aesthetic

The NeON? R is LG’s premium line of solar panels, featuring our highest power output, highest efficiency 60-cell panels.

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How to Clean Solar Modules

Residential solar arrays are virtually maintenance free. To be sure your system is working as expected an online portal such as LG’s EnerVu (which is included with every LG NeON? R ACe solar panel installation) allows you to monitor its performance.

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Considerations for Residential Solar Installation in Snowy Environments

People often ask whether “going solar” in snowy locations makes sense. While the individual decision to invest in solar is highly variable based on project specifics, you shouldn’t dismiss the idea because you live in a location that experiences snow.

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Going Solar in Colorado

Colorado is a state that embraces the sun. As a resident of the state of Colorado, you can save money on installing solar panels and do your part to support renewable energy.

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Going Solar in New Mexico

On average, Santa Fe, New Mexico, enjoys 325 sunny days per year. That’s a lot of available sunshine for solar panels to do what they do best in creating clean energy.

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Can I Use Solar Power at Night?

Many people assume that power generated by a solar system is only available to a home or business when the sun is shining.

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Will Snow Hurt My Solar Panels?

Homeowners in states that experience significant cloud cover or snow often wonder if it’s worth it to install solar panels.

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Going Solar in Maryland

There are plenty of reasons for residents of Maryland to invest in solar energy.

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Going Solar in Hawaii

Why are many Hawaii residents joining the solar energy movement? It's no secret that the state enjoys large amounts of sunshine year-round, so it makes perfect sense to generate solar energy from this clean, renewable resource.

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Going Solar in Nevada

There are plenty of reasons for residents of Nevada to invest in solar energy.

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Going Solar in Massachusetts

There are plenty of reasons for residents of Massachusetts to invest in solar energy.

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Going Solar in New Jersey

There are plenty of reasons for residents of New Jersey to invest in solar energy.

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What you need to know about LG's cutting-edge Cello Technology?

If you’re considering installing a solar system, you probably want to do something positive for the environment while offsetting your electric bills to get a return on your investment.

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How much does it cost to power a house with solar panels?

The question of cost, when it comes to solar panels, has a number of facets.

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How to Maximize the Financial Return of Your Solar Power System

Many people who install solar power systems want to save money on their utility bills long-term while doing something positive for the environment.

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What is Solar Energy?

The phrase “solar energy” gets used a lot, but many people aren’t sure exactly what it means.

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LG NeON? 2 Black: High Performance & Aesthetically Pleasing Design

Although many homeowners who purchase solar panels consider solar panel efficiency and power output, some are also interested in finding aesthetically pleasing solar panels.

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-Temperature Coefficient and Solar Panels: All You Need to Know

Solar panels love hot, sunny days, right? You might be surprised to hear that this isn’t always true. Sunny days are great for generating solar energy, but all solar panels lose some performance capacity when that sunshine is accompanied by excessive heat.

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Introducing the LG Solar NeON? R ACe

Last month at SPI, LG Solar introduced our new NeON? R ACe solar panel. We’re excited to offer an option that provides our high-efficiency, high-power-output panels with built-in microinverters for speedier, easier installation and improved monitoring capability.

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Solar Panels and Trees: Working Together to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Much of the electricity used in human communities is generated by burning fossil fuels, which releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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Going Solar in Missouri

Did you know Missouri has 200 sunny days each year? That’s an average of 4.5-5.0 kWh per square meter per day. It’s also more sun than Germany sees, and Germany is the world leader in solar energy production.

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Going Solar in Mississippi

With the cost of solar systems falling and an important federal tax incentive stepping down at the end of 2019, now is a good time for Mississippi residents to go solar. Installing solar panels is a good choice for anyone interested in saving money on utility bills and doing something positive for the environment.

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Going Solar in Minnesota

You might think Minnesota’s cold, snowy winters would make it an unlikely state for solar power success. In fact, as long as there’s sun, cold temperatures actually improve solar panel output, and snow will often slide right off high-quality panels, which are built to handle the load.

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Going Solar in Michigan

To date, it’s true: Michigan hasn’t been at the forefront of solar power development in the United States.

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LG Solar BiFacial Panels: For Commercial and Tilt-Mount Panel Projects

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about BiFacial solar panel technology, with good reason. BiFacial panels capture light from above and below, generating energy from reflected light absorbed from the ground, a reflective roof or other surface, a neighboring row of PV panels — or even snow. If your solar project calls for tilt-mount panels on the ground, a patio awning or roof, and you plan to use pole mounts or ballasted systems, LG Solar’s BiFacial panels are an excellent choice.

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Are Low-Cost Solar Systems Really the Best Deal?

When it comes to purchasing a solar energy system, the phrase "You get what you pay for" applies. Initially, it may seem wise to purchase a system that includes less expensive solar panels. However, this decision may lead to higher costs — and lesser savings — in the long run.

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LG Solar’s NeON? 2 Panels Produce More Power During Peak Energy Hours

Did you know many utilities charge more for electricity during the hours when consumers use it most? Standard electricity plans charge the same rate throughout the day, but some utilities are now offering Time-of-Use (TOU) plans to customers. These plans involve charging more during “peak” hours, when electricity demand is highest (often in the late afternoons). Utilities across the country are rolling out TOU rates.

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Battery Basics for Energy Storage Systems

When considering the purchase of a residential Energy Storage System (ESS), it helps to understand the technology behind the system’s key components. A basic understanding of how the system works will help you purchase the best system for your home and energy needs.

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Choosing a Solar System: What to Consider

Do you feel overwhelmed with the many solar system options available today? If you’re not sure which components to choose, join the club. It’s normal not to know what solar products would be best for your particular installation. We can offer a few tips that will help you feel confident you’re investing in the right system for your home or business.

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LG: A History of Quality and Innovation in the Solar Industry

As a global manufacturing pioneer, LG has more than 60 years of experience in product development and innovation. Now, with over 30 years of research and development in the solar industry behind us, we’re proud to be one of the leading solar innovators and manufacturers globally and in the United States.

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Sleek, Modern, High Performance Solar Panels: LG NeON? 2 Black

LG Solar designs and manufactures world-class products, and the NeON? 2 Black is no exception. This all-black panel is designed with high-efficiency, solid performance and longevity in mind while offering the uniform black appearance some homeowners prefer.

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost in California?

California has the largest population and economy in the United States. It is well known for its abundance of year-round sunshine and its high solar energy consumption rate. Unfortunately, the state is also known for having high electricity rates.

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Take Control of Your Energy Usage with the LG Electronics Energy Storage System

You’ve installed solar panels, or you’re about to take that step. Now you’re wondering: wouldn’t it be great if I could store the excess energy produced by my system and use it when my panels aren’t producing – maybe at night?

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How Government Tax Credits Can Help You Go Solar

Many American homeowners care about the environment, and they also wish they could reduce their electric bills. A great way to address both concerns is to get clean, renewable energy from a source that’s available to everyone: the sun.

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The Sun Loves Florida

There's a reason Florida is called "The Sunshine State." Aside from experiencing an abundance of sunshine all year long, Florida also provides a great environment for installing solar power. Best of all, there are multiple incentives to help you improve your relationship with the sun.

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The Sun Loves California

Sunny California is home to some of the best solar incentives in the country.

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The Sun Loves New York

New York is investing in the promotion of solar power, creating some great incentives and opportunities for homeowners. From special loans to state programs, learn more about what's available for you.

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The Sun Loves Arizona

We all know that the health of our environment is threatened. Still, all hope is not lost. Modern technology, which has in many ways led us to the environmental issues we are facing today, has ironically led us to a number of ways we can combat future damage. This gives us alternative ways to achieve the same goals without harming the world around us. One of the best ways to do that? Using solar panels.

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How do Solar Panels Help the Environment?

We all know that the health of our environment is threatened. Still, all hope is not lost. Modern technology, which has in many ways led us to the environmental issues we are facing today, has ironically led us to a number of ways we can combat future damage. This gives us alternative ways to achieve the same goals without harming the world around us. One of the best ways to do that? Using solar panels.

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Energy Security

If you are like most American families, paying your utility bill is a necessity that you look forward to as much as a trip to the dentist. To make matters worse, according to the U.S Energy Information Agency (EIA), energy prices have increased steadily over the last decade, and that trend is forecast to continue. This makes planning for your family's energy security an important part of your financial security, too.

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Understanding Solar Warranties: Will My Solar Panels Really Last 25 Years?

If you invest in an LG panel, not only are they guaranteed to last for 25 years, they they are likely to last for many more.

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Solar Panels As Part Of An Environmental Solution

It is easy to feel overwhelmed and hopeless when confronted with a problem as vast, complicated and contentious as environmental pollution. The situation we are in now was not caused by one person or one technology. It was the result of millions of people making millions of small decisions. We have the power to start repairing our environment, and all it takes is a few small changes to the way we live.

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How to Finance Your Solar Panels

Installing a rooftop solar system on your home may be one of the best decisions you can make to secure the long-term financial future of your family. However, there is often a disconnect between the long-term benefits and the short-term cost of installing the panels. Most families will need to finance all or part of their system. Luckily, there are many different options available to you.

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Do Solar Panels Ruin Your Roof?

No, solar panels will not ruin your roof. This is because there is a variety of safe, customized racking options to attach solar panels to your home's roof, whether your roof is angled, flat, shingled, asphalt, metal or made of any other material.

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How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

Solar panels are designed to withstand heat, rain, sleet or snow. In fact, high-quality solar panels can last up to 50 years or longer in all-weather conditions. You may want to replace them before then, as all solar panels naturally diminish in performance over time, but rest assured this process happens very slowly. Let's take a look at the top reasons why solar panels stop working.

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How Do Solar Panels Work?

Solar panels work by harnessing the energy of the sun and converting it to electricity for your home. The technology is safe and reliable, and has been around for decades. Here is the best part, you don't need to be an electrical engineer to understand how it works! Let's explore how your rooftop system will power your home.

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High-Efficiency Solar Panel Innovation

Efficiency refers to the amount of energy a solar technology can produce from a specific amount of sunlight and it is worth considering prior to your purchase. Understanding the technology, knowing the terminology, and learning what kinds of questions to ask installers will make it easier for you to pick a panel that will generate more energy, more of the time.

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How Do Solar Panels Reduce Air Pollution?

It can be hard to believe that something as important as clean air is in limited supply, and is becoming increasingly polluted each year. We are constantly bombarded with information regarding air pollution and climate change. From news articles to scientists speaking out about what we could be facing within the next decade, people across the country are beginning to notice these changes.

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Getting More For Your Money: Understanding Solar Panel Pricing

Everyone likes a good deal, which is why when an installer quotes your new solar project they will be tempted to just provide you with the lowest number possible. Unfortunately, the cheapest product rarely provides the best value, and solar panels are no exception. Solar systems are designed to last a long time. It is worth taking the time to fully understand what types of materials are being used and why, before you decide what system to install. Investing in quality equipment at the beginning of the project will benefit you long-term.

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Choosing The Right Installer for Your Rooftop Solar Project

The decision to have solar panels installed on your roof is one that requires a lot of time, thought and research. Not only is it a financial investment, but it is one that will impact your home for years to come. Once you have made the decision to have solar panels installed, you have to find the right installer for the job. But how can you narrow down the list of potential people to work with? What makes one installer more qualified than the next? Let's take a look at the ideal approach to finding the right installer.

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Guide to Residential Solar Programs and Incentives

There are many programs and incentives across the country designed to help you install, generate revenue and recoup money from your solar project. Many homeowners are eligible for more than one program, and some of the programs have expiration dates or other conditions attached to them.

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Understanding the pieces of your Rooftop Solar System

For many people understanding the parts of a rooftop solar system may seem daunting. It is easy to get lost in terminologies like alternating current, grid connectivity, and micro-inverters. Don't worry. Once you understand the pieces of the system it is easy to see how they all work together.

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Getting Started with Solar Panels

There are three simple steps to investing in solar panels for your home. The most important step is to contact a solar professional who can answer all of your questions and recommend a trustworthy installation crew to you.

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