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Photovoltaics for Homes

Photo of solar panels on the roof of a traditional looking home in Colorado.

Photovoltaic solar panels installed on the roof of a home in Boulder, Colorado.

The following resources will help you install a photovoltaic (PV) system on your home. If you are unfamiliar with PV systems, see the introduction to PV.


American Solar Energy Society
Provides consumers with information about solar energy and resources.

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
Provides information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy.

Florida Solar Energy Center
Provides basic information on photovoltaics for consumers.

Own Your Power! A Consumer Guide to Solar Electricity
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) answers consumer questions about PV and what financial incentives are available.

Photovoltaic Basics
DOE's information page about solar photovoltaic technologies.

U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Savers: Small Solar Electric Systems
DOE provides information for consumers about photovoltaics.