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Can You Add Battery Backup to an Existing Solar System?

Solar batteries have many benefits for California homeowners. They allow you to keep your solar panels on during a power outage and give you backup power. Solar battery storage has become even more valuable under California’s new net metering policy because it allows you to store your excess solar generation for your own use instead …

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Can Solar Power an Irrigation System?

Solar panels can power any equipment that runs on electricity, including irrigation systems. If you run a cannabis farm or growing operation in the Emerald Triangle, a solar powered-irrigation system is an excellent investment. Solar panels will give you the consistently reliable power you need to run your irrigation systems while freeing you from the …

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The Ultimate Guide to Off-Grid Solar Installation in California

If you dream of cutting ties with your utility company once and for all, you’re not alone. More and more Californians are moving away from the grid to avoid rising electricity rates and unstable reliability. Installing off-grid solar panels makes it possible to generate your own electricity without any dependence on the main electric grid. …

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The Best California Solar Incentives in 2023

If you’ve been thinking about going solar for a while, now is the time to take the plunge! There are excellent solar incentives available in 2023 that can help you save on your residential or commercial solar panel installation and speed up your return on investment.  Six Rivers Solar is the North Coast’s leader in …

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What Does NEM 3.0 Mean for Solar Installation in California?

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously approved the long-anticipated Net Energy Metering (NEM) 3.0 on December 15, 2022. This controversial decision will bring major changes to net metering in California.  In this blog, we’ll explain what’s happening to net metering in California and what the changes mean for your home solar installation.  Net Energy …

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What Is a Solar Microgrid?

The world’s power needs are constantly increasing, which puts strain on the electric grid and can lead to unreliable power access and frequent outages—especially in remote locations. Microgrids are a potential solution to this growing problem.  A microgrid system is an independent source of electricity production and distribution that serves a small area. They typically …

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Why 2023 Is the Year to Go Solar in California 

While you’re thinking about resolutions for the coming year, make sure to put “go solar” on the list! The new year is going to be a great one for solar energy.  Keep reading to find out why you should invest in solar energy for your home or business in 2023.  Steer Clear of Rising Electricity …

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Can I Install Solar on My Mobile or Prefab Home?

There are a lot of benefits to living in a mobile or prefabricated home, but unfortunately, installing rooftop solar panels is not one of them. Due to the structural stability of these types of homes and complicated permitting requirements, you can not put solar panels on your mobile home. If you have enough space for …

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How Do Solar Batteries Work?

Adding battery storage to your solar energy system will allow you to use more of the energy your solar panels generate so you can get the most out of your investment in a PV system. Solar batteries store the excess electricity your solar panels generate during the day, so you can run your home on …

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Are Cannabis Farms Eligible for the Solar Tax Credit?

The federal solar tax credit is one of the primary benefits of commercial solar. The solar tax credit—also known as the solar Investment Tax Credit—allows businesses that install commercial solar panels to reduce their federal tax liability by 30% of their total installation costs. The commercial solar tax credit is available to any business that’s …

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