The rules take effect in 2020 for all new home construction and major renovations. Though it will increase the upfront cost of a new home (a little), overall it will decrease total monthly costs for the homeowner. Current estimates are
Having started in solar in 2006, we saw a need for higher-quality solar installations. Many contractors choose to save a few dollars by using cheaper footing, cheaper racking, plastic flex tubing instead of metal, and even plastic zip ties to
Because we are in North County San Diego, we are frequently asked to install solar panels on homes with clay tile roofs. As you can see in this photo of a recently installed solar power system in Rancho Santa Fe,
Recent changes to utility rates will not be as favorable for solar power installations after the March 30, 2018 deadline. There is still time to avoid mandatory time of use rates and go solar with a more
Tariffs and higher solar panel prices are probably coming soon. It’s highly probable we’ll see a decision from the Trump administration to impose tariffs on imported solar panels. This will increase the cost of going solar, whether
Available Space There is no substitute for a site visit by a qualified solar professional. They can measure roof surfaces, perform a shade analysis, check the condition of your roof and assess the compatibility of a solar installation with your existing electric service.
Energy Storage Storing energy generated from your solar power system can be beneficial. While battery storage has been used for decades in off-grid applications, for some homeowners it now makes sense to add energy storage to grid-tied solar power. There are two
It’s not too late to benefit from tiered pricing with net-metering from SDG&E. If you’re think about installing solar power on your home, you’ll benefit from installing prior to December 1st, 2017. https://www.sdge.com/clean-energy/time-use-period-grandfathering-net-energy-metering-customers