1. This video explains the basics of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.
    This first solar tutorial video explains the basic concepts that are involved with solar PV systems. Specifically, this video discusses how a PV array works, a homeowner’s relationship to the electrical grid when they install solar, and why the Philadelphia area is a great place for solar technology.

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  2. This tutorial will help you determine if you are a viable candidate for a solar installation and what you will need to do to your house to prepare.
    In this tutorial, viewers will learn how to prepare their home for solar by making it more energy efficient. Step by step instructions on how to use the online Energy Star guide to making your house more energy efficient are provided. Information on the Guidebook to Solar Projects in Philadelphia is also in this video. Finally, viewers will see how to look at their home to determine if solar would work for them.

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  3. This video explains the environmental and economic benefits of solar.
    In this third tutorial, viewers will learn about how solar PV is both an economical and environmentally friendly means of powering your home. A detailed discussion of the future of renewable energy within Pennsylvania and the potential financial savings that will follow for homeowners is included.

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  4. This video details how to fund a residential solar installation.
    The fourth tutorial gives a comprehensive overview of how to fund a residential PV installation. It covers federal tax credits, state grants, money gained by selling alternative energy credits and more. At the end of this tutorial viewers will have a clear idea of how they will fund any solar project.

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  5. This video will show viewers how to find a reputable solar installer.
    Through this final tutorial, viewers will learn what to look for when selecting a solar PV installer. This includes what sort of qualifications an installer should have and what information the installer should cover with homeowners. An overview of the solar PV installation process will also be given.

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Philadelphia Solar City Partnership Web Tutorials

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Here in Philadelphia, the Solar City Partnership, a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Energy and the City of Philadelphia, is developing its own solar energy initiatives. Philadelphia’s long-term goal for solar energy is to fully utilize its potential to safely, reliably and cost-effectively displace the use of energy generated by fossil fuels. The city’s “Solar City Partnership” will bring together a group of stakeholders


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Here in Philadelphia, the Solar City Partnership, a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Energy and the City of Philadelphia, is developing its own solar energy initiatives. Philadelphia’s long-term goal for solar energy is to fully utilize its potential to safely, reliably and cost-effectively displace the use of energy generated by fossil fuels. The city’s “Solar City Partnership” will bring together a group of stakeholders to identify and remove the barriers to solar development in the city.

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