The vast bulk of people in the burbs have much the same needs when it comes to solar - some panels on the roof, an inverter and possibly a battery backup system. Having said that, this won't suit everyone's needs - and there are some very important things you should know when you're choosing hardware for a solar setup.
Although most solar panel installations will go on roofs, this isn't always an option. Learn about solar pergolas, ground-based solar arrays and other ways in which you can install solar panels in your home.
Find out more about the differences in solar photovoltaic panels. Also, learn what role solar inverters, regulators, battery banks and smart meters play in a solar setup.