State News: California
March 12, 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. But does this make it a good investment?
March 07, 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.
March 06, 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.
February 20, 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.
January 26, 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?
January 12, 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?
December 18, 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.
December 11, 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...
October 06, 2017
California's net metering policy has been one of the backbones that have made California the solar powerhouse of America. As of July 1st 2017, the big utilities have changed to Net Metering 2.0 (NEM 2.0) which includes some big changes.
October 05, 2017
It's undeniable that California is the nation’s largest solar market. It's the nation's most populous state and it's been one of the most proactive states in the US in terms of pushing for more solar power on homes, businesses and on the larger elect...