U.S. ENACTS TARIFF ON SOLAR PANELS U.S. residential solar has experienced many fluctuations based on regulations and politics at the state and federal level, so much so that those who've been in [...]
Deadlines of SDG&E Net Metering Customers to Time-of-Use Rates Over the next couple years, SDG&E Net Metering customers will see significant changes as everyone is transitioned to a Time-of-Use (TOU) rate structure. We will go [...]
SDG&E RATE CHANGES IN 2017 As of January 1, 2017, SDGE has already increased the electricity rates... but that's not all that's coming for 2017. On top of the typical rate hikes [...]
Kick Off the New Year with Solar Energy Now that 2016 is coming to a close, we're all thinking about our goals and resolutions for the 2017 year. Prices for solar are at an all-time [...]
Understanding the Demand Charges on Commercial Electric Bills Understanding each line item on your business's SDG&E bill isn't always easy. After all, the more difficult it is to understand for the customer, the better for [...]
4 Reasons Why SunPower is the Premium Solar Panel Brand It's no secret that SunPower has made a name for themselves as a top solar panel manufacturer. As the world record holder for highest efficiency, [...]
What You Need to Know About the Solar Investment Tax Credit A customers' most common question is, "What is the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)?" In this post, we will go over all of the [...]
Solar panels are growing up before our very eyes — from lanky, awkward metal structures sticking out like sore thumbs on city rooftops to beautifully mature, smoothly shaped arrangements that are no longer an afterthought, [...]
DR VS DR-SES RATE STRUCTURE SDGE is making some significant changes to the way customers are charged for electricity. For many customers who have already installed solar, some of the potential savings [...]
CaliforniaFIRST: Home Energy Financing With solar loan solutions, it's possible to finance the installation of your solar panels instantly — without any immediate out-of-pocket costs. CaliforniaFIRST is just one of the fantastic options for individuals [...]
The solar industry is thriving, delivering more job opportunities to professionals with various interests, and skillsets. The number of solar jobs throughout the U.S. has increased by more than double in the last five years, [...]
When today’s parents and teachers were kids, solar energy was still considered a fringe option that was not easily accessible. In less than a generation, however, solar energy has grown up. There is now enough [...]
Once you've decided to install a pool, you'll likely look for ways to get as much as possible out of your investment. The more you can use your pool - for fun, relaxation, and health-boosting [...]
As the TED acronym stands for "Technology, Entertainment, and Design", many of the topics in these conferences focus on tech and design, but there are also a number of inspiring insights into cultural and scientific [...]
Enphase Energy is a company dedicated to bettering the planet, and the lives of consumers, through solar-centered technology. The company offers customers complete solutions for monitoring energy use, directing energy flow, and maintaining systems. Since [...]
When it comes to collecting the sun’s rays, we’ve placed solar panels almost everywhere – on rooftops, open farmland, and even on moving vehicles – and now we’re trying to take solar out to sea. [...]
Solar energy is a growing field to provide clean, renewable power, Unfortunately, the current makeup of solar panels and other solar technology is not as renewable as it could be. Solar technology eventually wears out [...]
Solar panels are in the forefront of modern solutions for sustainable energy. Over the last five decades, production of PV solar panels across the world has increased dramatically. Solar power has opened up as a [...]
A mounting body of data suggests that the solar power industry has begun to hit its stride within the United States. In 2013, a record-breaking number of panels were installed in the U.S. — a [...]
Solar power is booming in the U.S. Solar prices are on the decline, and while photovoltaic (PV) units are still expensive, prices should continue to drop. Here’s a brief breakdown on solar prices in the [...]
Smart home technology and solar power fit well together because they both focus on the idea of making your home run as efficiently as possible.
One of the most significant parts of any solar photovoltaic (PV) system, is the solar inverter. While it's the panels that work to harness the energy from the sun — it's the inverter that processes [...]
The Phono Solar Technology Company has been in the renewable energy business since 2004, bringing a unique renewable energy solution to both residential and commercial customers across the globe. Phono solar focuses on the implementation [...]
Deciding to switch to solar energy was the easy part. It’s a no-brainer when you want to save energy, money, and the environment. But choosing a company and product is a whole different matter. Say [...]
As of 2014, there are more than 645,000 homes throughout the U.S. with solar power units. Solar power can help a homeowner to save money on their energy bill, and while they are expensive to [...]
You’re already familiar with the benefits of using solar energy. After all, the energy and cost savings—and let’s not forget about the tax incentives—are what convinced you to go solar in the first place. But [...]
So you have decided to free yourself from your conventional electric bill, increase your eco-friendliness, and invest in some sun with solar panels. As an alternative to fossil fuels, solar panels are emission-free and can [...]
The decision to switch from nonrenewable energy sources to solar has potential to save thousands long term, but comes with an upfront investment. The installation of SolarWorld Sunmodule panels mitigates the risk of that investment [...]
Solar energy is no longer considered a fringe option for those who feel experimental. Now a mainstream technology, residential solar energy usage grew by 51 percent in 2014. In fact, the Solar Energy Industries Association [...]
Although solar power is many things – eco-friendly, innovative, and cost-effective to name a few – “futuristic” is definitely high up on the list. But where exactly is solar power headed? What might we see from this energy source as the technology around it continues to grow and expand? There are already a number of theories and ideas out there, and it’s worth taking a look at some of the more prevalent notions.
So you’ve gone ahead and taken the leap: You’ve installed solar panels in your home or office. You’re feeling pretty good about this decision – you’re pulling in eco-friendly, renewable energy; the panels were cost-effective [...]
Check out the states that are making the biggest effort to harness the power of the sun—sorted by the highest number of megawatts installed per square mile of land.
So you’ve decided to install solar panels - that’s great! You’re on your way to reducing your carbon footprint and improving the environment. But, before you can start saving the world, you have to actually put those solar panels in place. Check out this quick guide to help you prepare your home for solar power installation.
We’re halfway through 2015, and the world has already seen exciting tech advancements this year, from consumer tech like Apple Pay, to medical advancements like Brain Organoids. However, these aren’t the only industries developing break-through technologies. In the past six months, we’ve also seen many solar innovations that are changing the face of the industry.
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Earth Day is fast approaching and it serves as a great reminder that there are always ways to conserve more energy. When it comes to our homes, there are both small everyday changes and large [...]
Solar is progressively being utilized as a natural resource for worldwide energy needs. This incredible avenue for reducing carbon (CO2) emissions has proven to possess both environmental and economic benefits! Share This Infographic On [...]
As the world’s finite fossil fuels continue to diminish, demand for clean energy alternatives are on the rise. Solar energy is a big part of this conversation, as a completely free and renewable resource that [...]
When consumers use alternate forms of energy—solar, wind, fuel cell, or biogas—to meet their residential energy needs, they can sell the excess production to utility companies. These “customer generators” then receive a credit or even [...]
The first solar panels were developed in the 1950s but the technology is still evolving into a mainstream part of energy consumption worldwide. As fossil fuels are on their way out and consumers look for [...]