John Weaver has written an informative guide to installing solar panels on your rooftop for Elektrek, beginning with some information designed to help you discover if solar panels are a good fit for your particular home. Rooftop installations aren't right for everyone:
While the National Renewable Energy Lab thinks the US can get 40% of its electricity from rooftops – they estimate only 22-27% of residential roofs have solar power potential.
If you've ever considered taking some amount of your household's power generation into your own hands, this article is a great guide to all the ins and outs. A second article—set to be published soon—will look into whether your home can generate all of its power this way. We'll be looking forward to that one.