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How much solar power does the average home need in Los Angeles?

If you live in Los Angeles, you’re lucky—you have nearly ideal conditions for solar power. Beautiful, sunny days are the norm here, and the city offers solar power rebates to sweeten the deal. As you’re planning solar power for your home, here’s our guide to how much solar power the average home needs in LA. […]

Last modified: November 13, 2012

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How to find out about current solar rebates in your state

Photo: Flckr/BradleyOlin Solar is becoming a lot more popular in a lot of states. Unfortunately, our crack staff of solar geeks analysts are overwhelmed by all of the new rebate news that comes out every week. We just can’t update the state  pages fast enough. So, we’re going to give you all a place where […]

Last modified: April 24, 2020

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Bloom Energy vs Solar Power. And the winner is… both.

Photo: Flickr/TheImpulsiveBuy Everyone’s been emailing me about the recent 60 minutes report about Bloom Energy’s little silver box that will power a home for 3,000 bucks  in “5 to 10 years” and thus ruin the solar industry. Not quite. In fact, the two technologies go together like Beer and peanuts. I’ll explain why below, but […]

Last modified: March 4, 2020

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Why it Doesn’t Matter if my Salesperson Doesn’t Own Solar

A reader just wrote to me saying that most of the solar sales people he meets don’t have their own solar systems. The fact that a sales person doesn’t have solar really shouldn’t matter to you, and let me tell you why. Not buying solar because the salesperson doesn’t have solar is like being at […]

Last modified: June 28, 2009

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SunRun Lease (L.A. & Arizona): The Basics

We’re still getting through reviewing the various solar leases and solar PPAs in around the U.S. Today, we’re returning to SunRun and their other solar financing program, a Solar Lease. SunRun is mainly known for its Solar PPAs, but in some states or utility areas, they have a Solar Lease model because of complex utility […]

Last modified: May 7, 2020

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The Sun Run PPA: The Basics (Updated)

Continuing on our look at residential solar PPAs (power purchase agreements) and solar leases, let’s check out the biggest player in the residential PPA market, SunRun. First, the basics: SunRun is a California PPA company that offers solar PPAs in California and Massachusetts. In Arizona and Los Angeles, SunRun provides a lease model similar to […]

Last modified: June 15, 2009

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Top 10 Solar Myths

So I keep getting emails from random people around the States saying that they can’t go solar because of this or that, including expense and physical limitations. Some of these concerns are valid, but others not. So, here’s my Top 10 Myths about going solar. Myth#1: Solar is too expensive. This really depends on your […]

Last modified: April 20, 2020

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Solar Celebrities: It’s not just Ed Begley, jr Anymore

Solar is not just for the rich and famous these days with all of the state rebates and 30% federal tax credit available. Not to mention all of the new low, up front cost financing now available. (See my Cash Poor, Solar Rich series of Posts.) But it’s interesting to note how it’s not just […]

Last modified: March 4, 2020

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Collective Bargaining: 1BOG

Dear Solar Fred, I’m one of those guys that actually don’t like to shop or go to the car dealership and haggle. Can’t I just go to some solar broker who will find me the best price? Sincerely, Rob My good man, Rob: Kick back, relax, and see what I’ve found for you. It’s a […]

Last modified: January 30, 2014

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