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Finding the right solar system size for your home

Finding the right solar system size for your home

Many homeowners and businesses are considering going solar in 2023. Around 3.6% of American homes and 1.6% of commercial buildings had solar panels in 2020, according to the Energy Information Administration. Homeowners or business-owners might want to go solar for...

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What is the solar payback period?

What is the solar payback period?

Going solar is not just good for the planet, solar energy can save you money by lowering your utility bills. Solar panels last for 25 years or more, saving homeowners thousands of dollars. While oil and gas prices fluctuate, solar energy stays more stable. Solar...

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How solar financing & incentives can help you go green

How solar financing & incentives can help you go green

NOTE: This blog is not intended to offer financial advice but to inform consumers about the existence of financial options for solar energy. It is important for every consumer to examine their own financial reality and capabilities when it comes to financial decision...

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Top 10 Solar Panels for Homeowners in 2023

Top 10 Solar Panels for Homeowners in 2023

You might be thinking about going solar, which is great news. Going solar can save money on utility bills, reduce your carbon footprint and increase the value of your home. But going solar involves a lot of scientific and technical jargon. It might look complicated —...

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NEM 3.0 in California: What does it mean for Solar and Storage Consumers?

NEM 3.0 in California: What does it mean for Solar and Storage Consumers?

The new NEM 3.0 would reduce the value of NEM credits dramatically, a 75% or more reduction to about $.08/kWh. For new solar customers, this cuts expected savings by 50% or more and extends the average payback period from 5 years to 9 years. There are new incentives for customers to include a battery with their solar system. Using excess solar energy to charge a battery and strategically discharge it during times of peak grid stress can receive higher NEM credits.

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