How Solar Can Help Your Business

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So you’re considering having your business go solar? Perhaps, you’ve heard of other businesses going green and are wondering what the benefits of solar are. One shining example is Microsoft. The company gets all of its energy from renewable sources! If it works for Microsoft, it can work for your business, too! After all, overhead is…

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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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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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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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Going Green in 2020

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Going green is not only is a lifestyle better for the planet, but it can also save you some serious green. Here are a few impactful ways that you can lower your carbon footprint to slash your energy bill. Set the Water Heater to a Lower Temperature Some household appliances can quietly drain a lot…

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What Legislation is Impacting the Solar Industry?

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In a move to make solar energy more accessible, California is the first state to require solar panels on all new homes. Current Status of the Bill The final step in the legislative process came about when the California Building Standards Commission upheld an earlier decision to require all homes up to three stories to include solar…

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How Community Solar Systems Work

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You don’t necessarily need your own solar panels to benefit from low-cost, renewable energy. One approach to solar power that’s gaining momentum is a community solar panel system or solar garden. There are several different arrangements that can be explored, but think of a solar garden as something of a co-op. Essentially, a community can…

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How do Solar Rebates Work?

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One of the main perks of solar panels, aside from their environmental benefits, are the financial savings that homeowners get. However, a lot of these rebates and credits are incredibly confusing, and it can be difficult to understand exactly what you’re saving and how much you’re saving. We’re giving you a breakdown on a few…

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