News Category: Solar 101
10 Mar 2018
The solar tax credit certainly gives a powerful incentive to install solar power for your home. But it still represents a significant up-front investment. If you are a cost-conscious consumer, this may well give you pause.
07 Mar 2018
Yes, they are. This is unequivocal. You might as well frame the question differently and ask, “Do you enjoy saving money while saving the planet?” It’s practically a rhetorical question.
06 Mar 2018
Solar panels are becoming more affordable than ever. San Francisco has a generous incentive for solar. The GoSolarSF program offers money back per kilowatt of energy. For 2018, this rebate starts at $300 per kilowatt.
29 Jan 2018
American home and residential property owners are increasingly taking out loans to have a solar photovoltaic (PV) energy system installed as opposed to turning to third-party owners (TPO) providing residential solar leases or power purchase agreement...
26 Jan 2018
Numerous solar cost-estimating tools to help you understand how much a solar array should cost you. Having that knowledge ready when you talk to solar installers helps you better understand the pros and cons of financing solar options and can help yo...
24 Jan 2018
The short answer is that they won’t. Here’s why the newly implemented solar tariffs will have minimal effect on the cost of residential solar panel installation in the United States in 2018 and 2019.
What Is Net Metering and how will it be affected by the increasing use of time of use electricity rates?
12 Jan 2018
The big utilities have started to transition to time-of-use billing. How will time-of-use billing effect net metering?
19 Dec 2017
Home and property owners across the U.S. continue to install solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems at a rapid pace, and they're increasingly purchasing their systems outright as opposed to leasing them or signing a power purchase agreement (PPA) wit...
California's latest self-generation incentive program gets off to a flying start, but does it make battery storage economic?
18 Dec 2017
"Behind the utility meter,” battery-based energy storage systems, California's latest Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) got off to a flying start in May.
10 Dec 2017
An increasing number of studies are showing that solar power is adding value to homes when they’re sold. However, the studies are still limited in scope to a handful of states, but the experience in those markets shows that it’s likely to happen in m...
29 Nov 2017
Solar carports and canopies are ideal solutions for solar power when rooftop solar might not work, but as the Investment Tax Credit incentive has evolved what's covered in terms of solar carports has changed. Here's what you should know.