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Feb 22
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How Long Does It Take To Install Solar Panels in CA?

Embarking on the journey to harness the sun's power directly from your rooftop is not just an environmentally conscious decision but a financially savvy one as well, especially in the sun-soaked landscapes of California.  This guide provides a step-by-step overview of the process, from the initial consultation to when your... read more →
Feb 17
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Understanding Your Electricity Bill: A Beginners Guide

Understanding your electricity bill involves deciphering various charges, which can often be complex. Here are insights from research that can help you interpret your electricity bill and identify cost-saving opportunities. What do the different charges on my electricity bill mean?Energy Usage ChargesDemand ChargesFixed ChargesVariable Rates vs. Fixed RatesInterpreting Usage Details... read more →
Feb 03
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How Many Americans Have Solar Panels in 2024?

As the world pivots towards sustainable energy solutions, the United States is witnessing a remarkable surge in solar panel adoption.  As a result, a common question asked is how many Americans have solar panels. With over 4,227,503  million US homes sporting rooftop solar panels as of February 2024, the landscape... read more →
Jan 31
Microinverter

Solar Inverter Reliability: A Long Term Claims Analysis

In the realm of solar energy systems, the reliability of inverters plays a pivotal role in overall performance and sustainability.  This solar inverter reliability study aims to clarify the comparative reliability of two prevalent inverter types used in solar installations: microinverters and string inverters.  The objective is to provide an... read more →
Jan 31
Solar Bankruptcy

The Complete List of Solar Bankruptcies and Business Closures

The solar industry experienced exponential growth over the last decade as costs fell and favorable policies helped drive mass adoption. However, 2023 has brought immense challenges, with higher interest rates, tighter financing, and adverse policy shifts in key states contributing to over 100 solar bankruptcies based on our industry data,... read more →
Jan 30
Navigating Solar Company Closures When Choosing an Installer | Solar Insure

Navigating Solar Company Closures When Choosing an Installer

Solar panels are a significant long-term investment that requires potential repair throughout their operational life. Homeowners could face challenges if the solar company responsible for PV installation goes out of business, especially without Solar Insure protection. While it is reasonable to expect the installation company to be accessible for the... read more →
Jan 30
The Aftermath of NEM 3.0, Adapting to New Net Metering Rules

The Aftermath of NEM 3.0, FAQs, and Adapting to New Net Metering Rules

The introduction of Net Energy Metering (NEM) 3.0 in California has marked a challenging new chapter for solar installers in the state. While promoting the integration of battery storage with solar systems, this policy shift has significantly altered the financial landscape of residential solar energy installations.  Residential installers are in... read more →
Jan 23
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How To Safely Turn Off Your Solar Panels

Resetting your solar energy system and its breakers involves a few steps, but it's important to note that safety is paramount.  You should contact a professional if you're uncomfortable performing these steps or your system's manual advises against it. Here's a general guide on how to safely turn off your... read more →
Jan 15
Microinverter

Microinverters vs Optimizers: A detailed comparison

An essential component of any solar energy system is the inverter technology used. This article explores the differences between microinverters vs optimizers, two leading technologies to help homeowners make informed decisions.  Understanding these technologies' benefits, costs, and operational mechanisms is key to optimizing your solar energy system's performance. Microinverters Power OptimizersComparative... read more →
Jan 10