Buying solar panels isn't an easy task. Not only is it a serious initial investment even when you factor in rebates, but it's also one that will affect your finances for years (even decades) to come. Beyond basic hardware choices, there's also a lot to consider in terms of where and how your solar panels will be installed, what kinds of payback you'll get from them and what's required in terms of red tape.
The solar power checklist below is a great start if you're considering installing solar panels. It's been written to help save you time, hassle and money. Print it out, read through the site and keep it on hand when discussing what sorts of solar panels and other hardware you might need with a solar expert.