No Cost Solar Programs in San Diego: What You Should Know

You’ve probably seen the ads while scrolling through Facebook. They read like: “San Diego County No-Cost Solar Program” or “No-Cost Solar Program in San Diego”. To the untrained eye, these ads may not even look like ads, they may be disguised as an article, or even some kind of government funded awareness campaign. Due to […]

What is the Average Size of A Solar System in San Diego? (Study)

When homeowners in San Diego County start doing their solar research, a common question they have is: What is the average sized solar system in their area?  This is a complex question, as the average size of a solar installation in any given community is based on a number of factors including: median home value […]

Solar Panel Lease Programs: Everything You Need To Know

When it comes to installing solar power, some homeowners want the benefits of powering their home with solar, without the burden of ownership of the system. For these homeowners, solar panel lease programs can be a great option, as they allow homeowners to get solar installed and eliminate their power bills without having to make […]

Solar Power Installation Process: Everything You Need to Know

A common misconception about getting solar power is that the installation process is long, complicated, and stressful. Sometimes, this feeling comes from a previous experience the homeowner may have had with a home improvement contractor that was particularly challenging. However, the solar panel installation process is a highly-technical and a very precise operation, requiring a […]

Incentives for Going Solar in Riverside County

Riverside is one of the best regions of southern California to go solar. Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) has high electric rates which is yet another reason to go solar. There are a host of incentives available on a local, state, and federal level that are waiting to be utilized.  Riverside’s local government website has a […]

Battery Incentives in Southern California Edison 2021

You’ve probably noticed that your electricity bill has risen, right? Southern California Edison (SCE) planned a 14.4% rate increase for residential customers in 2021. It’s quite a large rate increase for one year!  Utilities in California are facing rising costs due to wildfire mitigation, transmission development, and rising temperatures that California utilities must deal with […]

Southern California Edison (SCE) Electric Vehicle Incentives and Rebates in 2021

Have you heard that the electric vehicle (EV) revolution is coming? Consumers now view electric cars such as Tesla as the new status symbol. The Biden administration is planning to replace the entire US government fleet of cars with electric vehicles. In California, Governor Newsom is planning to ban sales of gasoline vehicles by 2035.  As […]

How much can you save with an electric car powered by solar

 It’s no mystery that electric vehicles (ev) are starting to catch on internationally.  Tesla’s and BMW i3’s are all over the road here in California, and the numbers support that observation.  In the first quarter of 2017, fully electric car sales were up 134% year over year, with sales of of the Tesla Model S up 225% and the […]

What Do I Do if My Old Solar Company Goes Out of Business?

It’s been an interesting few years on the “solar coaster.” A combination of government incentives and plummeting solar panel prices caused the biggest boom in solar installations of all time in California back in 2015 and in to 2016. Consequently, many small-scale contractors and even electricians realized the amount of money being invested and hundreds […]

What is the Highest Wattage Solar Panel?

As of March 5, 2019, the highest wattage solar panel available is the SunPower 415 watt residential solar panel. Boasting a ground-breaking 22.3% efficiency, the SunPower 415 is the highest efficiency solar panel commercially available. So for homeowners who want the most powerful solar on their roof, the SunPower 415 is it. Now homeowners can create more […]