The Next Generation in Solar Energy

OneClickSolar Future Solar Energy

Residential solar energy installations at an all time high in America. So why have we seen the recent downfall of some of solar’s largest national companies? With Sungevity and SunEdison recently declaring bankruptcy, SolarCity now under the Telsa brand and NRG moving away from the residential market, you may think the solar industry is starting […]

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Don’t Fall Victim To These Common Solar Contract Traps

Buy Solar Panels

Being faced with reading pages of contractual terms and conditions (T&C’s) can be a daunting task.  It is important that you do not sign any solar energy system contract without thoroughly understanding how it may impact you.  T&C’s are put in place to outline the obligations of two or more parties.  It is also a […]

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SRECs are making home solar affordable – but what exactly are they?

SREC Solar

If you have been researching home solar energy systems, you may have come across the term “Solar Renewable Energy Credits”; otherwise known as REC or SRECs. Although the concept may seem complex, SRECs are a huge part of the solar industry and are an additional element in making home solar energy systems affordable. But what […]

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Why Residential Solar Power for my Home Now?

Home Solar Power

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 […]

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Potential Impact of Suniva trade case on residential solar pricing

Solarworld Trade Aggreement

Background On May 23, 2017, the United States Trade Commission decided to move forward with Suniva’s Section 201 filing, now called Investigation No. TA-201-75. Suniva, a manufacturer of Solar panels had filed for bankruptcy in April citing that imports from China and other Asian countries were flooding the U.S. market with panels priced below their […]

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Residential Solar Power Fact vs. Fiction

Solar Residential Facts

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 […]

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

Solar Panels on Roof

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 […]

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Net Metering 2.0 in California, Yes Please!

Solar Net Metering NEM TOU

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 […]

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Choose the right solar panels for my home

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. […]

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Solar Micro Inverter vs. Power Optimizer

Solar Inverter Panel

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 […]

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