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Watts for Lunch? You Have Options

Across the street from where you work, there’s a McDonalds. Good-old recognized reliable McDonalds. It’s right there. So you go, despite the long lines, occasionally hostile teenage staff, and assault to your organs & energy. Even though you struggle to take a...

What is Net Metering? Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

The Characters: The Nems = Net Energy Metering, an arrangement whereby the utility company buys the extra electricity your solar system produces at retail, and sells it back to you at wholesale. The Hens = Solar panels The Eggs = Electricity Big Bill the PiGgEe farmer...

Don’t Leave Cash Lying Around

It’s a lesson we learn early in life. Bad habit. Problem is, we’re prone to bad habits. Did you refer a friend or family member to us? First of all, THANK YOU! We very much appreciate your endorsement, and we’re bound to show you. Example: Recently a customer...

Nights are Getting Colder. Should I Get a Space Heater?

“They’re inexpensive and convenient!” Actually, NOT. Space heaters use an average of 1500 watts of energy. So? So if you run one space heater for a day at .23¢ per kilowatt-hour (PG&E’s going rate), you’ll spend $3 per day. Not bad? That’s $90 per month…from now...

Do Smoke & Ash Interfere with Solar Output?

California burned badly this year. An estimated 6700 fires scorched more than 1.5 million acres during 2018. That’s the size of Delaware! The homes, health, and welfare of hundreds of thousands of people were, and are, adversely affected. Somewhere down the list of...
Will Roof Solar Panels Cause Water Leakage?

Will Roof Solar Panels Cause Water Leakage?

We’ll get straight to the point. If you pick the wrong installer, yes, it’s very likely your solar will leak. Maybe not immediately, in the first or second year, but we’ve seen far too many cases of poorly installed solar to think otherwise.  ...
How Long Does It Take to Install Solar on My Home?

How Long Does It Take to Install Solar on My Home?

We know that a major concern for homeowners wanting to take the first steps of major home renovation projects is about the time it will take. We get it, you’re busy! Luckily, solar installation is a pretty quick job for its massive payoff. It’s pretty...
Where Is The Best Place to Install My Solar Panels?

Where Is The Best Place to Install My Solar Panels?

Can’t I Install My Solar Panels Anywhere I Want? Whether you’re trying to build a garden or planning where you want your tool shed positioned, location is extremely important. In order for the garden to flourish, it must receive the appropriate amount of sunlight and...
What Size Solar System Do I Need?

What Size Solar System Do I Need?

It depends on how much electricity you use. Two homes the exact same size will use different amounts of electricity and therefore require different size systems. Major electrical loads within a home are air conditioners, electric heaters, pools, and other heating...
Why Solar Powered Energy Is Better Than Fossil Fuels

Why Solar Powered Energy Is Better Than Fossil Fuels

Are Fossil Fuels Our Friend? Fossil fuel has been around for millions of years. They have been used for powering countless things such as our household, businesses, manufacturing, and our cars to name a few. Our dependency has dated far back in time and continues even...