Solar PLUS Battery Storage. The New Norm.

Solar and Battery Storage. The New Norm. In the last month or so, we’ve seen an increase in interest for residential battery storage. There are several reasons for that. First and foremost, our energy rates keep increasing. Peak demand rates are hovering in the 40¢ range. Second, battery storage is now affordable and reliable. It…
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Solar Panel Review

Solar Panel Review Solar panels are the best way to get your power for free. And while they're built to last for 25 years or more, it'll take some time to recoup your investment.  Not every manufacturer or installer will be around as long. An engineer and a solar expert confirmed our findings: The best…
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A Healthy Dose Of Sunlight

How much sunlight is healthy? As a kid growing up in Hermosa Beach, California, I really loved summer. I’d spend every waking hour at the beach with friends, surfing or just kicking it on the warm sand. We worshipped summer. When the sun was shining, we were happy. [caption id="attachment_3551" align="alignleft" width="300"] Woman Meditating[/caption] It…
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Central Coast Solar Energy Report 2016

Since 1975, Solarponics has been installing renewable energy systems on the central coast with over 5,000 systems installed to date. We took a look at the current state of the solar PV market city by city. This is what we found. Paso Robles leads the county with the greatest number of solar installs. San Miguel…
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Net Zero: What Does It Mean And How Is It Achieved?

Full article pdf with sources included There are many sources that define net zero differently, such as The International Living Future Institute, The Department of Energy, or the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. For our purposes, we’ll accept the Wikipedia definition, since it allows for Wikipedia editors to update and revise the definition, creating a common,…
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NEM to Expire in June, 2016. What Does This Mean?

UTILITY'S PROPOSE NEM 2.0, GOOD FOR THEM, BAD FOR ROOFTOP SOLAR. Net energy metering, or "NEM", is a special billing arrangement that provides credit to customers with solar PV systems for the full retail value of the electricity their system generates. Under NEM, the customer's electric meter keeps track of how much electricity is consumed…
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