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Everything You Need to Know About the Inflation Reduction Act & Solar Panels

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) has been signed into law, which is great news for the solar energy industry. This massive tax, healthcare, and climate law will, among other things, address two of the most important issues Americans are facing today—energy costs and climate change.   To tackle these issues, the Inflation Reduction Act …

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4 Reasons Why You Should Go Solar With a Local Company

There are a lot of solar installers out there, and when you’re looking for a company to install your home solar system, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. You may end up choosing the biggest solar company you can find because bigger means better, right? But bigger isn’t always better. In fact, when it comes to …

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Do Solar Panels Work When the Power Is Out?

One of the most commonly believed myths about solar panels is that they can power your home during an outage. It makes sense—your solar panels are using energy from the sun, not the grid, so why would a grid outage impact their performance?  But grid outages do affect houses with solar panels. If your solar …

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Is It Worth it to Get Solar Panels in California?

Installing solar panels in sunny, southern California is a no-brainer, but what about up here on the North Coast? Does the fact that we get less sun and more fog mean you shouldn’t invest in solar energy for your Humboldt or Del Norte County home?  Around these parts, solar works just as well as it …

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Can Solar Panels Power a Grow Room?

If you run a cannabis farm, you know how much electricity it takes to power a grow room. Utility bills are a major expense for cannabis growers, and electricity isn’t getting any cheaper.  Imagine if you could power your grow rooms without having to spend a fortune on energy bills. Your operating expenses would drop …

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How Do Solar Panels Work?

If you’re thinking about going solar, you probably already know that solar panels work by generating clean, renewable electricity for your home. But have you ever thought about how this actually happens?  Learning about the science behind solar photovoltaic (PC) panels will give you a better understanding of how solar panels produce energy and will …

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Solar Economics

If you are the average homeowner you use 500 kw-H of electricity per month. That is equal to burning a 1000 watt light bulb (1 kw) for 500 hours. If purchased from PG$E you will be paying $0.40 x 500 = $200. That is about $0.26 for the electricity and the rest for delivery (transmission), …

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