Why Solar Panels Can Last So Long

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Solar is a long-term investment, which means your panels need to last a long time. Luckily, the vast majority of solar panel systems can last for decades. Today, there are still functioning systems that were installed back in the 1980s when solar energy was in its infancy. How is that even possible? We’ll explain it in this…

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2020 Solar FAQ

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With the amount of uncertainty in the world right now, we wanted to provide some answers to the questions we hear the most. Solar is still a burgeoning technology with room to grow, and 2020 offers excellent incentives and innovations for the future. Let’s get to those FAQs! What’s the State of Solar Incentives in…

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How Does Weather Affect My Solar Panels?

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Solar energy is the future. It’s sustainable, cheap, and has the potential to get even better with advances in technology. However, there’s a lot of misinformation out there about it, too. Often people dismiss solar energy by questioning the effectiveness during times of inclimate weather. We’ll explain the true ways weather can impact your solar system, so…

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Net Metering: How Solar Can Make the Power Grid Rely on You

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With the recent issues regarding the electricity infrastructure after last year’s wildfires, it’s clear that people want to reduce their reliance on the so-called grid. Unfortunately, as it stands, your power can be shut off by big, powerful utility companies. Luckily, solar energy is an exciting way to “opt-out” of this unfair structure. Adding a solar…

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Energy Concepts Wins SunPower 2019 “Residential National Rising Star” Award

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Fresno, CA, March 11, 2020 – Energy Concepts, a Fresno-based solar installer, has received the SunPower “Residential National Rising Star” award for its outstanding performance as a new SunPower dealer in Fresno in 2019. “It’s a great honor to be named a SunPower ‘Residential National Rising Star,’ recognized for our unmatched success offering high quality, complete…

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Essential Solar Accessories

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Solar energy is not a one-size-fits-all enterprise. When we install solar panels, we customize the way we do things for the benefit of our customers. We do this through our multitude of accessories that support the photovoltaic panel itself. Solar Panel Racking Solar panels require something to hold them in place and elevate them off of…

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How to Celebrate National Unplugging Day

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Every year, the first Friday of March is National Day of Unplugging. It started a little over a decade ago by the Jewish non-profit Reboot. It serves as an excellent reminder for people of all backgrounds of the importance of occasionally taking a step back from technology. The event runs from sundown on March 6th through…

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5 Must-Have Solar Powered Products

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You already know that solar energy is the best option for powering your home. However, that same technology that keeps your lights on is also being applied to all sorts of products. Here are five of the coolest solar-powered gadgets of 2020. Solar-Powered Bug Zapper If you’re the type of person who enjoys spending time…

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How California’s New Solar Law Will Affect Homebuyers

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In 2018, California became the first state to pass a law requiring new homes to be built with solar panels. This law went into effect on January 1, 2020. If you live in the Golden State and are planning on buying a home in the next few years, it’s important to understand how this law…

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The Solar Industry: A Year in Review

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Renewable energy is finally starting to grow and make a difference in the nation’s energy supply. While there were many changes in the solar industry during 2019, the following are a few of the most noteworthy achievements. Hopefully, 2020 will be another great year for solar energy. California Sets Energy Records In June, California set…

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