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Tesla Powerwall: A Comprehensive Guide

Battery storage is quickly becoming essential for both homes and businesses in Humboldt and Del Norte counties with solar power. There are many choices on the market for solar batteries, but Tesla Powerwall is one of the best, offering superior storage capacity along with many other benefits.  Six Rivers Solar has been a leader in …

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The Ultimate Guide to Solar Panel Installation in California (2024)

With the ever-rising cost of electricity, an increase in PSPS events, and an unreliable grid, solar is worth it in California. However, the industry is constantly evolving and it can be difficult to navigate through all of the options available. This is why it’s important to work with an experienced and knowledgeable solar provider that …

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Solar Panel ROI: When Will You Break Even in CA?

With the rising cost of electricity and the power grid becoming less reliable every day, it’s no secret that solar panels are a good investment for California residents. Unlike other home improvements, solar panels will eventually pay for themselves in a process known as a solar payback period. But exactly how long does it take …

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The Complete Guide to Solar Battery Storage in 2024

Extreme weather, PSPS events, and power outages are becoming increasingly common throughout California. Having backup power for your home or business is essential to ensuring your power stays on in the event of an outage, and solar battery storage can bring you peace of mind.  Six Rivers Solar is a leading solar provider serving Hum …

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The Best California Solar Incentives in 2024

If you’ve been thinking about going solar for a while, now is the time to take the plunge! There are several solar incentives available for residential and commercial solar installation in California in 2024, including property tax exemptions, rebate programs, and a substantial 30% tax credit.  Six Rivers Solar has been the North Coast’s leader …

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Go Solar in 2024

With recent changes in net metering policies and other struggles with the conversion to renewable energy, many homeowners are wondering if solar panels are still worth it in California in 2024. At Six Rivers Solar, we say yes! Not only are electricity rates getting out of control, but extreme weather conditions and an increase in …

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How Many Solar Panels Do You Need to Run a House Off-Grid?

Off-grid solar panels are not connected to the main electric grid, which means sizing is crucial when installing an off-grid solar system. If you don’t install enough solar panels, you won’t have enough power to run your home.  So how many solar panels do you need to run a house off-grid?  The answer is complicated. …

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Do Solar Panels Work on Cloudy Days?

Solar panels work best in direct sunlight, but that doesn’t mean they don’t produce any electricity on cloudy days. When it’s cloudy out, your solar output may drop slightly, but you’ll still be able to generate power.   Keep reading to find out how different weather conditions affect solar panels and what you can do to …

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Are Solar Batteries Worth the Cost?

Solar battery storage has a long list of benefits for homeowners, but adding a battery to your solar panel system isn’t cheap. A solar battery can add a significant sum to your solar panel installation costs, leaving many homeowners wondering whether they really need a solar battery.  Six Rivers Solar has been installing residential solar …

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Why Your Electric Bill Is So High & What You Can Do About It

Are you stressed out every month when your electric bill comes in? Unfortunately, this is a truth for many homeowners on the North Coast. There are several factors that can contribute to high energy bills, but in any scenario, installing residential solar panels and battery storage can help make the cost of electricity more affordable. …

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