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Is a DC or AC battery right for your solar home?

Is a DC or AC battery right for your solar home?

Solar batteries come in two flavors, DC and AC coupled, which differ in how efficient they are and how they connect to your solar panels and the grid. If you’re adding a battery to an existing solar installation, it’s almost always more cost-effective to choose an AC-coupled battery. If you’re...
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How the inflation risk from the US government coronavirus response may affect your solar profits

How the inflation risk from the US government coronavirus response may affect your solar profits

A few weeks ago, the Federal Reserve announced unlimited asset purchases to keep the economy afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. The government is also about to release a $2 trillion stimulus package (that's $2,000,000,000,000). This is by far the most ambitious effort to support the economy in history. There are...
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If you have low income in California, a special program can subsidize the entire cost of your home battery backup system

If you have low income in California, a special program can subsidize the entire cost of your home battery backup system

Since we’ve been tracking residential clean energy incentives in 2007, California has always been an innovative leader. The state has the most solar installations in the country, and a big reason why is the progressive thinking and execution from legislators in Sacramento. With more focus on resilience and grid stability...
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Steps solar installers are taking to weather the COVID storm

Steps solar installers are taking to weather the COVID storm

With all the uncertainty and economic turmoil rippling through our economy brought on by the coronavirus, we decided to reach out to several solar installers to see what steps they are taking to weather the storm. We also were looking to understand what has been on their customer’s minds in...
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An Investment In Solar Power Protects You From Economic Turmoil

An Investment In Solar Power Protects You From Economic Turmoil

When Donald Trump was elected president in November of 2016, some people predicted it was the end of America, or that the stock market would go haywire as people prepared for the worst. Even through the early days of his presidency, most commentators credited the country's strong economic growth to...
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During shelter in place in California, residential solar is considered an essential service

During shelter in place in California, residential solar is considered an essential service

Solar installers work with utilities as a means to provide electricity for the population. Though the word “essential” has been up for debate in the past few weeks due to the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of California has just updated its mandate on the coronavirus government website...
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What kind of solar panels does Tesla use?

What kind of solar panels does Tesla use?

It’s easy to be inspired by a visioneer like Elon Musk. He’s been a master of executing on cool technology and bringing the future to your door in remarkable, surprising ways. If you’ve been considering installing solar power for your home and have done a little browsing around on the...
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Solar Ready Vets and Other Solar Jobs Programs for Veterans

Solar Ready Vets and Other Solar Jobs Programs for Veterans

In short: The Solar Ready Vets program has provided hundreds of United States veterans with the training and experience necessary to find meaningful post-military work in the solar industry. The program offers ways for active duty and veterans to get training and find a job in the solar energy industry....
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Considering solar during the coronavirus? Here are 4 tips to keep you healthy and informed

Considering solar during the coronavirus? Here are 4 tips to keep you healthy and informed

If you’re lucky enough to have a job where you’re now working from home, chances are you’re transitioning into a new routine. That includes distractions to account for (especially if your kids are at home), new web-conferencing technology to master, and new ways to create a sense of efficiency for...
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Everything you need to know about going solar with a flat roof

Everything you need to know about going solar with a flat roof

Even if you have a flat roof, you can still go solar. Having a flat roof is actually an advantage, because your system pitch and orientation can be fully customized to generate as much electricity as possible. Because there are extra components needed to orient your panels and tilt them...
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