Cities at the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution

Environment Colorado released a new report: “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution”, a first-of-its kind comparison of the growth of solar in major American cities. Rounding out the top 10 are: #10: Denver #9: San Francisco #8: New York #7: Indianapolis #6: San Antonio #5: Honolulu #4: San Jose #3: Phoenix…
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Make A Positive Difference Every Day.

ATASCADERO, CA., 030118 – Mike Emrich founded Solarponics in 1975 with a single, clear mission; to install solar water heating in every compatible home on the Central Coast. Solarponics mission alone, did not clearly communicate to employees and customers exactly how Solarponics goes about achieving their mission. Thus our Vision and Commitment was added, helping…
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How To Clean Solar Panels

How To Clean Solar Panels. Dirty solar panels can reduce power-generating output by 20% or more by blocking sunshine from penetrating the glass and exciting the electrons underneath. Ash fallout from wildfires has been known to reduce power production by as much as 50% if not washed off. One of our monitored solar energy sites…
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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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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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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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