Solar Panel Videos

Every Friday at 1PM PST, the team at Pick My Solar goes live on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube to roundup the latest in clean energy and answer any and all questions from viewers. 

Live Video
September 17, 2019

How Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs) in New Jersey Work – #79

In this week's livestream, Patrick and Rex will discuss Solar Renewable Energy Certificates, a type of incentive available in the Garden State (New Jersey) and why it is one of…
everything you need to know about solar panel warranties Live Video
September 10, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Solar Panel Warranties – #78

In this week's livestream, Patrick and Rex will explain everything you need to know about solar panel warranties and why it's important for homeowners to know the differences are between…
how solar panels work Live Video
September 3, 2019

Physics Behind Solar PV and How Solar Panels Work – #77

In this week's livestream, Patrick and Andrew will explain how solar panels work and the basic physics behind converting sunlight into usable electricity to be used in your home.
Live Video
August 27, 2019

Grid Resiliency: How Solar Helps the Power Grid – #76

In this week's livestream, Patrick and Andrew discuss grid resiliency and how renewable energy such as solar combined with battery storage can help grid resiliency by creating more durability, stability,…
Massachusetts New Home Solar Mandate Live Video
August 13, 2019

Massachusetts New Home Solar Mandate – #75

In this week's livestream, Patrick and Andrew discuss Massachusetts' new proposed bills that would mandate solar panels equipped on new residential, commercial, and state-owned buildings. We'll talk about the details…
How to lower your electric bills in the summer Live Video
August 6, 2019

How to Lower Your Electric Bills in the Summer – #74

Summer comes with longer days, higher temperatures, increased demand in electricity, and higher electricity costs. But why? In this week's livestream, Patrick and Andrew talk about ways you can lower…
Federal Tax Credit Extension Live Video
July 29, 2019

Will the Solar Tax Credit Get Extended? – #73

The U.S. House and Senate has proposed new legislation that may extend the 30% Solar Tax Credit for 5 years. Will this legislation pass under the current presidential administration where…
Solar Misconceptions on Twitter Live Video
July 22, 2019

Solar Tweet Storm – #72

"Solar is a scam", "It's not worth it!" We've heard it all. In this livestream, we shed light on some common misconceptions people have about solar...specifically on Twitter. Patrick and…
SolarEdge vs. Enphase Live Video
July 16, 2019

SolarEdge Vs. Enphase #71

In a previous deep dive, our team highlights the four differentiating parameters between the SolarEdge and Enphase inverters. In this video, we learn about the most critical differences between the…
Rebuilding Sustainable Homes in Sonoma County Live Video
July 3, 2019

$17,500 Incentive to Rebuild a Sustainable Home in Sonoma County – #70

Homeowners affected by the October 2017 wildfires in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties can claim up to $17,500 to rebuild energy efficient, sustainable homes. This incentive includes energy efficient features and…
Live Video
June 25, 2019

SunPower Monitoring System – #69

A solar panel system is a huge investment on your property and it is pretty obvious for you to want to know if it is working right as you are…
Live Video
June 19, 2019

Aura Vasquez’s Clean Energy Vision for LA – # 68

Pick My Solar CEO, Max Aram interviews Aura Vasquez who is running to be the first Afro-Latina to represent Los Angeles city council district 10. She was appointed to the…
Live Video
June 10, 2019

#67 – GoSolarSF

GoSolarSF is a program launched by the city of San Francisco to encourage solar installations by providing one-time incentive payments to reduce project costs for homeowners, businesses and nonprofit organizations.…
Live Video
May 31, 2019

#66 – Smart Circuit Breakers

What is a smart circuit breaker? How does it apply to your solar panel system? Andrew and Kyle talk about Lumin energy management platform and how it replaces traditional unresponsive…
Live Video
May 24, 2019

#65 – SolarEdge Vs. Enphase

What are the major differences between SolarEdge and Enphase inverters? Patrick and Rex cover and highlight four parameters that help us understand the major differences: functionality, monitoring systems, warranties, and…
Live Video
May 18, 2019

#64 – Reasons To Avoid DIY Solar Panel Kits

More adventurous homeowners are considering building their own solar panels. Patrick and Rex explain why homeowners should avoid DIY solar panel projects altogether.
Live Video
May 11, 2019

#63 – U.S. Solar Capacity – A New Milestone Reached

In this week’s livestream, Patrick talks about U.S. Solar Capacity and a big milestone reached in 2019 with respect to U.S. Solar installations.
Live Video
May 4, 2019

#62 – U.S. Solar Power

Patrick and Rex talked about US Solar Power and covered interesting facts stated in ‘US Solar Market Insight’ - a quarterly publication from Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood…
Live Video
April 27, 2019

#61 – Solar Rebates – Solar Incentives by State

Patrick and Andrew talk about the solar rebates available for us to claim this year. They are breaking down various solar incentives by states to figure out the best states…
solar energy advantages and disadvantages Live Video
April 20, 2019

#60 – Pros and Cons of Solar Panels

What are the advantages and disadvantages of solar energy? Patrick and Rex provide a great overview here.

For more livestreams,

tune in every Friday at 1PM PST.

Funded by the Department of Energy’s SunShot Catalyst program, Pick My Solar built SolarBook to bring education and transparency to the solar industry. SolarBook is an online resource with videos and tutorials that explain every aspect of residential solar for homeowners looking to make a fully informed solar decision.

Solar Basics

Here’s the Solar Basics. Going solar really doesn’t have to be complicated. If you’re just starting your solar journey or want to get a very clear understanding of how solar works from the ground up, we’ve got you covered.

Costs of Solar

Solar costs a lot less than you think. Perhaps the biggest misconception about solar is that it’s too expensive for the average homeowner. From financing, incentives, and much more, we’ll set the record straight when it comes to the cost of solar. 

System Design

When it comes to your solar system design, there is a lot to consider. Which inverter should you go with? Do you need to upgrade your panel box? How many panels do you need? We’ll lay out all the options so you can make the best decision. 

Solar Logistics

Solar isn’t as complicated as you may think, but there are some nuances that may need some explaining. We’re here to set the record straight. After watching these videos, you’ll understand all the fine print and logistics that come with going solar.

Solar Installation

The actual installation of your solar system is a big step. It means you’re close to producing your own clean energy and also saving money. Let’s understand all that you need to know about your solar installation so there’s not confusion at this critical point in your solar journey.

After Installation

After installation of your solar array, you won’t need to do much other than reap the benefits of your system. However, we understand that solar can be a big investment and you want to stay on top of everything. Once you understand these, you’ll really be an expert!

Check out SolarBook for more videos.