Things that are not intimidating
Maybe you've considered solar energy - even if only for a brief moment - only to dismiss it as too complicated and too expensive, or maybe you're seriously considering a project, but don't know where to start.
With this Instructable, I hope to demystify the (not-really) intimidating process of installing solar panels in your home.
This guide is meant to be very broad, so that you know what to keep in mind and what to plan for.
Once you start researching individual products, though, you'll probably want a little more specific information.
Grid-tie means that your house will still be connected to the utility company.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has an excellent insolation map. Though crystalline modules are more popular, thin-film is gaining a strong foothold in the market due to its ease of use.