State News: California
14 Jun 2018
The cost of a 5kW solar system has fallen almost 50% in the last three years to average $11,200 (after the 30% tax credit). This article explores the best offers currently available on 5kW systems, how much power they produce and how much they save...
05 Apr 2018
In the end, there are many options to use solar energy at your home. There is the federal tax credit of up to 30 percent for a system you own. There are also solar loans to help you own a system with no money down and solar leases and PPAs, which giv...
02 Apr 2018
Los Angeles is a sun-drenched city of nearly 4 million. Because of its abundant sunshine, incentives, and other variables, the City of Angels has routinely been one of the best communities in the United States to install residential solar energy syst...
13 Mar 2018
Californians have taken to installing residential solar energy systems in the greatest numbers of any state in the U.S. All told, solar energy powered 5.207 million homes across the state as of year-end 2016, according to the U.S. Solar Energy Indust...
12 Mar 2018
When all is said and done Powerwall 2 is hands down the best solar battery and energy storage solution available in the US market in 2018.
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.
20 Feb 2018
Having one of the sunniest climates in the U.S., it's not surprising that San Diego, California is one of the best cities in the nation to install solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems.
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...
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?
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.
11 Dec 2017
More solar energy capacity has been installed in Los Angeles than any other U.S. city, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission pointed out in a May 25, 2017 letter recommending that the city amend the Los Angeles Municipal Code to require that solar...