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What is a Solar PPA?

A solar PPA is a financing option available to homeowners or businesses who want to use solar energy at their property. This educational article lays out the benefits and the downsides.

How Many Solar Panels are Needed for a 2,000 Square Foot Home?

Frequently people want to know how many solar panels they will need based on the size of their home. This blog post explains why the amount of electricity you use is more important for solar electric system design than the square footage of your home.

Is Your Roof Ready for Solar Energy?

Find out if your roof is ready for solar energy by reading this educational blog article. We explain how the type of roof you have is as important as the age of your roof when it comes to solar panel installation.

Public Pools Now Eligible for Solar Thermal Program

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has announced that pools for commercial or public use will now be eligible to claim rebates from the California Solar Initiative (CSI) for installing solar pool heater systems.

The Benefits of Solar Energy for Retirees

Solar energy could be an alternative investment strategy for Southern Californians who are retired or preparing for retirement. In this blog article, we evaluate two solar customers and show how they are benefiting financially from their solar panel installation.

How to Read Your New (Solar) Edison Bill

Reading your Edison bill can be confusing for customers who have just installed a solar system. This blog post explains how to read the most important parts of the bill.

How the Federal Tax Credit Works for Solar Owners

The Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit allows homeowners to claim up to 30% of the price you pay to install solar panels, which discounts the cost going solar significantly.

Do Solar Panels Need To Be Cleaned?

UCSD Study reveals solar panel cleaning may not be worth the cost. Allowing rain to clean the dust that might accumulate or merely hosing them down every once in a while may be sufficient.

The Pros and Cons of Solar Leasing

Find out how solar leasing works and figure out if it makes sense for you. Article discusses the pros and cons of leasing a system in hopes that the choice to lease or buy will become more clear.