Solar

Learn more about solar panels and systems – from their benefits, how much money you can save, to other topics regarding solar.

Tips for Making the Most of Your Solar Panels in the Summer

Every day more and more Californians are choosing to go solar. Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source available.  Solar energy is created by the sun and stored in the form of heat. When we turn on our lights, charge our cell phones or plug in our cars, we are using solar energy. California […]

Solar Panel Roofing: A Californian Weapon Against Climate Change

California has consistently been regarded as a national leader in environmental conservation and maintenance, and it continues to set the bar high for the rest of the country.  By 2030, the Golden State has set decreasing carbon emissions to 1990 levels. If California were to meet this target, this would equate to removing 5.6 million […]

Top 5 Benefits of Installing Solar Roof Systems

If you live in NorCal, installing solar roof systems is a worthwhile investment that adds value to your home and significantly reduces your energy cost. Thanks to the region’s Mediterranean climate, you have renewable clean power available every day of the year, even on cloudy days. Solar panel roofing still works even when clouds partially […]

Why Choose Commercial Solar Panel to Power Your Business?

Solar panel installation costs money upfront, but did you know that, on average, you can expect savings between 50% and 80% once you recoup your initial investment that usually takes around seven years? Of course, the exact amount of savings depends on many factors such as the type of commercial solar panels used and your […]

Solar Power Calculator Knowing Your Savings Estimate

Solar power calculator can help you estimate your savings based on the amount of sun in your region, your roof design, energy consumption, rebates, and other related factors.  Why Use a Solar Calculator? With a solar power calculator, you can estimate your savings and the payback period, which is closely tied to the rate of […]

How Season Affects Your Solar Panel Performance

Solar panel performance depends on a wide range of factors such as the quality and size of the units, the panels’ orientation, and arguably the most important, the season. In general, they produce 40-60% less energy in the winter months than the summer months when the days are longer and the sun is higher in […]

3 Types of Solar Power System: How to Choose the Right One for You (Infographic)

One of the most common misconceptions of people who want to go solar is that it always means “off the grid.” While full independence is possible with this clean energy source, remember that it is not always the best option.   On-Grid Solar System  Also called grid-tied, this type of solar system means your solar […]

How to Spot a Solar Panel Scam

 Studies have shown that green consumers are willing to pay extra for eco-friendly and sustainable products. Unfortunately, unscrupulous individuals are quick to notice this trend that there has been a surge in scams related to solar technology over the past several years.  The list below explains the two common tell-tale signs of solar panel scams. […]

What You Need to Know About California Solar Incentives

In an effort to encourage consumers to use clean energy, homes and commercial establishments that will install solar panels until 2022 can enjoy California solar incentives that include a 26% tax credit.  The 26% solar incentives will continue until December 31, 2022, before it will decline to 22% the following year. In 2024, this tax […]

Why is electricity so expensive in California?

Why is electricity so expensive in California? California has one of the highest electricity rates in the country. What could be the reason? Aside from its diverse landscape, California is also known for its steep electricity rates. In fact, a recent report has shown that consumers pay around 80% more per kilowatt-hour than the national […]