10-Ways Fresno Residents Can Save On Their Electricity Bills

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Are you tired of soaring electricity bills that seem to constantly go up year after year? We understand the struggle, and that’s why we’ve put together this list of energy-saving tips.    These aren’t your run-of-the-mill tips; these are practical, innovative solutions that can make a significant dent in your electricity bills. Let’s dive right…

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Which Lighting Options Are Most Efficient?

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While solar will improve the efficiency and sustainability of all your electricity use, there is still much you can do to improve efficiency throughout your home. One of the easiest ways is with lighting. Lighting uses about 6% of all your energy expenditure every month. This may seem like a relatively small amount, but it…

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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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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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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 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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Where Should I Install My Solar Panels?

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When people think about solar panel installation, they usually picture them on the roof of the house. While this is a common location for solar panel installation, it’s not the only location they can be installed. Where To Install Solar Panels The rooftop is the most commonplace for solar panel installation, especially in residential areas, but there…

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What Makes California Great for Solar

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According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, California is the number one state in the country for installing solar panels. The state has more than 6.5 million homes using solar power to generate their electricity and more than 25,000 MegaWatts of solar capacity installed. What’s even crazier is that the next state on the rankings…

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Alcatraz Island’s Journey to Solar Power

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Did you know that Alcatraz Island is home to one of the nation’s largest microgrids? The island is equipped with a 305-kilowatt solar array that sits on top of the main building to keep it hidden from view and preserve its integrity. One of the biggest reasons Alcatraz Island’s prison closed in 1963 was because…

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Unusual Uses of Solar Panels

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At this point in time, solar panels are not an uncommon sight whether you’re walking through your neighborhood or driving through a business complex. They’re an efficient method for generating energy and aren’t harming the environment in the same way as other energy sources. As the process for building and installing solar panels has become…

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