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Creative Uses Solar Energy

Creative Uses of Your Solar Energy

So you’ve already figured out the solar panel advantages of more affordable and renewable energy, but how do you put that cleaner energy to good use? Some people have found extremely creative and innovative solar uses. From charging cell phone batteries on the go to powering outdoor street lights to moving buses, trains, and airplanes…

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Renewable Energy

How Renewable Energy is Helping the Environment

While fossil fuels are the main source of electricity in the U.S., they are very costly — both in the financial cost to harvest these fuel sources and the negative impact they are having on our environment. There is no denying that solar will be cheaper in the long run (technically the sun’s energy is…

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Solar Technology Advances

The Technology Behind Solar

While current solar technology is still fairly new, the power of the sun is no modern revelation. The sun is the most powerful and consistent source of energy available to humans. The first solar device to produce a notable amount of electricity was created in 1954 at Bell Labs. Just several years later, the technology…

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Solar Net Metering

What is Net Metering?

  What Is Net Metering? Solar panel systems are designed to provide cleaner and more affordable energy to homeowners. So what are ways homeowners can save even more? Net metering is one of the most appealing aspects of going solar in California. Why? Because net metering allows homeowners to receive bill credits back on any…

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Power Purchase Agreement

PPA vs. Lease: What’s Right for Solar?

 PPA vs. Lease: What’s Right for Solar? When it comes to getting a solar panel system installed on your roof, there are many decisions to be made – including tough financial decisions. For some homeowners, the ability to finance a system may not be possible. This is where solar leases and Power Purchase Agreements…

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Inland Empire Solar

How to Get More from Your Solar Power

HOW TO GET MORE FROM YOUR SOLAR POWER If you have a rooftop solar installation or are considering a solar system in your Temecula home, you are already are aware of the money you will save on utility bills.  The more the sun shines on your solar panels, the more electricity they generate, and you…

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Residential Solar vs. Solar Farms

ROOFTOPS OR SOLAR FARMS?   Participating in the Future of Renewable Energy Solar power is on the rise and is fast becoming a mainstream energy alternative for homes, businesses, and public places. With lower costs and due to innovative and efficient designs, more people are getting on board as the price tag on solar installations…

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SDG&E Bolsters Renewable Energy with New Solar Battery Storage Facilities

Under California’s new energy storage mandates, SDG&E is required to create solar battery storage facilities for a total of 331 megawatts. So far, SDG&E has been granted approval for 5 facilities, which will cover about 83.5 megawatts, while currently a 30-megawatt battery storage center is already in function. The locations for the facilities include Escondido,…

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San Francisco Makes New Ambitious Green Energy Goal

When people think about San Francisco, they often see it as a trailblazing city — home to some of the most innovative companies and forward-thinkers. It should come as no surprise then that the city has been leading the way on the renewable energy front. City leadership has been very vocal about their ambitious goals…

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Investing in Solar Power in San Diego

Is Going Solar in San Diego Really Worth It?

There is no denying that electrical costs in San Diego and nearly all of Southern California are on the rise. As the state continues to move towards renewable energy resources like solar, the cost for grid-tied, traditional electricity continues to rise. San Diego residents are going to see clear spikes in their electric bills over…

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