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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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How to Power Your CPAP Machine in a Power Outage

Skipping your CPAP therapy, even for one night, can have a serious impact on your health and well-being. But if the power goes out, you may have no choice—unless you have reliable backup power.  Solar panels and battery storage provide consistent, reliable backup power and are a must-have for power outages. With solar panels and …

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The Best Battery Backup for Home Medical Equipment

Power outages have become the norm here in California as severe weather impacts the grid. For many people, a brief power outage is an annoyance that can leave you bored and a little uncomfortable. But if you rely on plug-in medical equipment or refrigerated medication, a power outage of any length is extremely dangerous.  If …

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Do You Really Save Money with Solar Panels?

As inflation worsens and energy costs rise, many homeowners are turning to solar panels as a way to rein in their expenses. If you’ve seen solar panels pop up on roofs in your neighborhood, you may be wondering whether you should install solar panels, too. But before you take the leap, there’s likely one big …

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Why Solar Battery Backup Is a Must-Have for Home Power Outages

As severe weather becomes the norm in California, power outages are becoming increasingly common. Creating an electricity back up plan for PSPS events and unexpected blackouts will help your family stay safe, calm, and comfortable the next time the power goes out.  A solar panel and battery system is one of the best options if …

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