Modern day solar electric installations are designed to last for decades, much longer than the average American remains in their home. A common question we hear is, “I expect to move in five years — does it make sense to
Homes that are energy efficient require a smaller solar system than those that are not. Therefor, you should make as many efficiency upgrades to your home before you get a solar electric system… right!? Well, not necessarily. 10-15 years ago, the
Upon learning the cost of a solar system that will serve their needs, many San Diego homeowners decide to pull money from an underperforming investment (e.g. their brokerage account) in order to buy their system. Solar costs much less than
A residential solar electric system can be a great investment for homeowners that live within SDG&E territory, but it’s not for every homeowner. Cut through the jargon and the misinformation to learn the strategies you need in order to make
The California solar electric industry has been around since the late 1970’s. In the early days, solar was mostly used for back-to-the-woods off-grid living, and illegal marijuana growing. Solar was very expensive. Solar became more accessible when it became economically
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
Affordable solar power is at the heart of the Green Collar Solar program? We’re creating more good jobs with affordable solar power through the Green Collar Solar Program. Now, homes with smaller electric bills can realize significant savings with low-cost
Lower solar cost is the foundation of the Green Collar Solar℠ program? Lower solar cost will help the Green Collar Solar℠ Program create jobs. We are expanding the market for solar energy with low-cost systems for homes with smaller electric
I can’t say with certainty that it will cost less to install solar panels in the future. Today in San Diego, solar panels account for about 20% of the cost of a typical residential solar installation.
Beginning today, the City of Encinitas and EsGil Corporation have joined together to reduce or eliminate permit fees for energy efficiency, photovoltaic solar, electric car chargers and Clean Natural Gas home fueling systems.