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Why Residential Solar Power for my Home Now?

Jul 1st, 2017 Solar Vincent Salvati 3 min read

Those of you who may have thought or investigated residential roof top solar and decided that the time was not right for a variety of reasons some of which are cost, appearance, reliability of the system and complexity of the process. In many ways roof top solar is a hedge against future electricity prices as you can view the one time cost of the system…

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Residential Solar Power Fact vs. Fiction

Jun 15th, 2017 Solar Vincent Salvati 8 min read

Perhaps you have thinking about purchasing a residential solar electric system for your roof top but have been confused by what appears to be the complexity of it all. What panels should I choose? Should I go with micro-inverters or optimizers? What permits do I need? How big a system do I need? How will I be compensated by the utility company? How much will…

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Solar panels, what direction should they face on my roof?

Jun 13th, 2017 Solar Vincent Salvati 3 min read

NEM 2 was recently enacted in California and it introduces, among other changes, a time-of-use (TOU) rate structure. TOU rates are an emerging trend replacing the more traditional tiered rate structure currently used by many utilities for solar panels. In tiered rate structures, the utility will charge increasing rates as your usage exceeds your baseline usage.  For example PG&E baseline charges are 19.979 cents per…

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Net Metering 2.0 in California, Yes Please!

Jun 12th, 2017 Solar OneClickSolar 7 min read

Solar energy installations have soared in California, making the State America’s number one in solar power; and not just because of its beautiful sunny climate! Net Metering is being updated and we will discuss it in this article. California has had a net metering program NEM1.0 under which homeowners were given credit for the power produced by their system. NEM 1.0 has now been replaced…

Choose the right solar panels for my home

Jun 11th, 2017 Solar Vincent Salvati 2 min read

If you are thinking about investing in a roof top residential solar generation system, then the choice of the solar panel is a critical part of that decision. Not only as it is the most expensive component, but it is also a key to determine how much power your system will produce over its lifetime. Here are some things to consider about solar panels Choose…

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Solar Micro Inverter vs. Power Optimizer

Jun 8th, 2017 Solar OneClickSolar 6 min read

Micro Inverter vs. Power Optimizer, How do I choose? Deciding on the right inverter for your solar system can be a daunting and confusing decision. What is the difference between micro inverters and power optimizers anyway? What does that even mean? We are here to help you decide which is the right inverter for your solar system, and once you understand the differences, the choice…

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Are Solar Panels right for the Roof on my Home?

Jun 7th, 2017 Solar Vincent Salvati 3 min read

Many of us wonder about whether having solar panels put on our rooftops is a good choice and if so when is the right time to make the investment. The right time is now and here are a few of the reasons why. The installed cost of a residential rooftop system is less than half of what is was ten years ago!! Today’s cost of…

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TOP 5 REASONS TO GO SOLAR TODAY!

Jun 5th, 2017 Solar OneClickSolar 5 min read

If you are like most American’s and have had enough of rising electricity costs, going solar is an easy choice to make. Solar power is an excellent way to reduce your carbon footprint, while also saving you money! There are many reasons why harnessing the energy of the sun is the way of the future, and we have listed the top 5 reasons why you…

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Six reasons rooftop solar just became a smarter choice for homeowners

May 15th, 2017 Solar OneClickSolar 5 min read

Social awareness, regulatory change, incentives give solar a boost What’s driving this trend? Some of it is a society-wide desire to be more environmentally-sensitive energy users.  Solar companies cite a favorable regulatory environment that encourages more solar-friendly incentive programs. Costs of systems have dropped by over 50% over the last 5 years reducing the “payback period” to 5 to 7 years. Since the average system…