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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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Can a Home Be 100% Solar?

Solar energy can be used to power anything in your home that runs on electricity, from your air conditioner to your smartphone. But is it possible to run your whole house on solar power alone? This is one of the most common questions we get from California homeowners who are thinking about going solar. The …

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Can Solar Replace Fossil Fuels?

If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, going solar is a great way to do it. Traditional electricity generation methods rely on the burning of fossil fuels, whereas solar panels use clean, renewable energy from the sun. With a solar energy system, you can greatly reduce your personal reliance on fossil fuels.  But could …

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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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