University of Maryland Extension

Simplifying Solar: Homeowner Primer to Residential Solar Installation

Derrick Bender, David Smith

Across the United States and much of the world solar energy generation is growing. Concerns about environmental impact, energy independence, and improvements in solar technology all play a part in this growth. Additionally, state and federal incentives increase the economic viability of solar energy. This fact sheet is designed to give the layman a basic understanding of residential solar energy.

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