UnderstandSolar.com is dedicated to helping you understand solar.

We believe that one of the greatest obstacles to the adoption of solar is lack of awareness.

As solar power reaches grid parity in the United States–the point at solar energy becomes as cheap or cheaper than power from other sources–the only thing standing in the way of full-scale adoption will be knowing what the options are.

Our goal is to help bridge the gap for homeowners with information, news, and how-to’s on going solar. We hope you find the site useful.

Understandsolar.com was established in 2014 and has helped over 400,000 people go solar.

That’s not a typo. That number comes from the number of people who have signed up to see how much they can save by going solar.

But don’t take our word for it:

A small fraction of these have also joined our 11,000 facebook fans:

Here is one of our most recent testimonials (February 2019). Cheryl was having trouble understanding several estimates she received from solar installers:

Cheryl, Bay Area

We were contemplating going solar and didn’t know how to begin our research. Analyzing the often confusing and conflicting information on-line and promoted by different companies was very challenging.

Scott at UnderstandSolar was incredibly gracious and helpful in advising us how to sort out the information and choices. With Scott’s knowledgable and empathetic approach, we finally understood what details were pertinent to our project and we chose the best provider and system for us.

We are installing next week and we are so grateful to Scott for his extraordinary assistance.


Cheryl C. and Ron A.

Bay Area, California