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
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
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
San Diego County Solar is pleased to announce availability of the new, increased power 280 watt LG Electronics solar modules. This new offering from LG will lower the cost and reduce the available space needed for photovoltaic installations.
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.
Not every home is well suited for solar power. Approximately half the population lives in rented property, some homes don’t have good sun exposure and nearly a third of homeowners don’t meet credit requirements to finance a solar power
With net metering you earn credit for every killowatt hour (kWh) your solar energy system is producing. Any time your solar electric system is producing more power than you’re using, the excess will help power the utility company grid.