Viewing: Grid-tie solar

For a Homeowner, Solar Panel Kits That You Install Yourself Are Very Cost Effective

Home solar panel installation by homeowners who have purchased solar kits from our company is becoming an everyday occurrence. With the growing popularity of solar panel micro-inverters, home solar kits are cheap, fast and easier to install than you might think. If you can replace a window, paint a room or repair a blown off […] Read more

Energy Upgrade California, Exciting Solar Home Financing Breakthrough

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) was a key breakthrough benefit for homeowners to easily install solar. Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac put the kibosh on the program because they said it was to risky. (PACE was risky but subprime loans were OK? See cartoon at bottom of post to explain why.) Anyhoo, since then, PACE, […] Read more

California Solar Wineries Sizzle With Clean Power

Solar powered wineries are using the energy from the sun to not only grow grapes, but also to off-set their electric need for tasting rooms, production and on site residences. In California, Napa leads the way, but up and down the state many wineries are jumping into solar, installing panels and finding out the benifits […] Read more

Renewable Energy Changing America

California Renewable Energy News – China has overtaken the US in renewable energy investments. In a report released by the accounting firm Ernst and Youny, the Chinese goverments has employed the benifits of capital, goverment will and a massive market. Choking on their own air when they come to work each day, do you think […] Read more

Economics Of Solar, Homeowners, FYI…It’s All About Cash Flow & Return On Investment

Residential solar is said to have a sad closure rate of only 1 in 10 qualified homeowners. In some ways it is hard to understand why. Most people would consider securing 5% interest on a CD an excellent if not unheard of rate of return. Yet if someone were to tell you that they can […] Read more

Europe Explores Idea of Using Solar Electricity From Sahara Desert.

Solar News – I suppose its because Europe has a such a long history of reinventing itself that you could understand why they continue to be so far ahead of America when it comes to sustainable energy. Solar, nuclear and wind power are powering Europe successfully everyday driven by the recognition of the true cost […] Read more

Sacramento SMUD AGAIN… leads the way in California offering solar rebates to area commercial business.

Sacramento Solar News – Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is always on the front page with some innovative program designed to add more solar panels for homes and businesses. They are now offering special energy rebates to boost solar for small commercial business. Traditionally Sacramento has had some of the lowest electrical rates in California […] Read more

Arizona is helping smaller solar companies get in the game

Phoenix Arizona Solar News – With an eye to helping stimulate job growth, Arizona is opening the solar bid process to small solar installation companies. It would be sweet if there were more public solar projects brought on by the economic stimulus package. Many thanks to the leaders in Washington and in particular to the […] Read more

Future of Solar in California is Big, But There Are Obstacles

California Solar News – Renewable energy in general and solar energy and wind electrical generation in particular have a bright future, that is a long as we keep electing forward thinking politicians. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s commitment to solar and other green iniatives have been a source of irritation to some in the Grand Old […] Read more

San Jose California Bay Area Company Completes a Large 2,532 Solar Panel Installation

SAN JOSE, Santa Cruz California News – A bay area company, Power Integrations, announced that it has completed the installation of commercial solar for its San Jose headquarters. The company’s innovative technology enables compact, energy-efficient power supplies in a wide range of electronic products, in AC-DC, DC-DC and LED lighting applications. The solar installations includes […] Read more

Feed In Tariff Coming to Sacramento? Hey, we should do this everywhere in California!

Sacramento California Solar News – Feed-in-Tariff coming to Sacramento soon. Whats a feed-in-tariff? A “feed-in tariff” is a public policy designed to encourage the adaption of sustainable energy such as solar. It has three key components the first of which is guaranteed access to the grid. It also needs long term contracts for the electricity […] Read more

The Sun Rises on the Solar Energy Industry

California Solar News- Solar energy panels are now a viable alternative to grid tied energy. The facts are that your solar payment in whatever form you choose to finance combined with a small remaining utility payment is cheaper that if you did nothing. Simply by putting solar on your roof you can immadeatly put money […] Read more