Off-Grid Solar in the City, A Growing Trend

We are seeing a growing trend of customers who are asking about going off-grid with solar and battery backup for their home in the city. Until just a few years ago when the decay of our countries infrastructure and dysfunctional Congress, they would have been a small fraction of the off-grid solar community. The short […] Read more

Fall Hunting, Portable Solar, A Week Away, Sweet!

Hunting with portable solar chargers and camping is an activity that goes hand in hand and is gaining popularity. Centuries ago, hunters often had no choice but to camp out until they were able to bring food home for their families. Nowadays, people enjoy solar hunting and camping with portable solar chargers because it gives […] Read more

Solar in Traffic? How’s This for a Simple Turn-Key Solar Ground Mount Solution

Now here something you do not see everyday. Pre-engineered ground mount solar that exemplifies how innovative ideas can use a proven system and re-smith it in an entirely new way. This is a picture I took traveling to a home job site near Los Angeles. This ground mount solar array is traveling south on highway […] Read more

Home Solar Generators, A Quiet Dependable Alternative During Blackouts

The NE is no stranger to emergency power blackouts, especially this year. Normally utility power will go down during storms a couple of times a year but recently, it is a all too common fact of life. Long ago we bought a noisy portable gas generator to keep our refrigerator cold and run our well […] Read more

Non-Profit Solar Panel Installer to Install 50 Systems in 5 Days.

Grid Alternatives is a non-profit that trains and leads teams of volunteers installing solar panels on low-income families homes throughout California. YingLi Solar Company or Yingli Green Energy, is one of the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaic (PV (which is a fancy word for solar)) manufacturers, which markets its products under the brand “Yingli Solar,” […] Read more

We Have to Fight for Solar While We Speak About the Risks of Energy!

Last night when I got home from work I turned on the evening news and was immediately confronted with the story that will dominate our headlines for days no doubt about the fate of the Solyndra Solar Company. The news channel could not wait to jump on the struggles of this American solar companies fate […] Read more

In Slow Economy, Homes with Solar Panels Sell Better

Consider this, you are one of the lucky few that are shopping for a home and you locate one with solar panels offsetting the electric bill and one without which one would you choose? Choosing a solar home over a non-solar home is a no-brainer for most folks. Though there are many studies out there, […] Read more

Off-grid Solar Dreaming, Loosing the Boogeyman

Utility companies fit somewhere in my mind between wall street bankers, government oil company subsidies and the boogeyman. Because I sell off-grid solar everyday more than anyone I understand the price and complexity of engineering a system, but there are many cases where the pleasure outweighs the pain. Before we take a closer look at […] Read more

Home Solar Permit Service Helps Do-it-Yourselfers

For a homeowner who would prefer to do-it-yourself (DIY) going solar can be a little scary. Most mainline solar companies offer the equipment that the homeowner can purchase but do little to offer the balance of services that it takes to complete the process of adding solar to a home. Blue Pacific Solar (BPS) has […] Read more

Choosing the Right Home Solar Kit

In the past few years, home solar kits have become more popular replacing the traditional solar installation in many cases. These solar kits are simple, environmental friendly and economical. Solar installed on your home will guard against inflation by cutting down or eliminating your electric bills. Selecting the right home solar kit for you can […] Read more

Portable Solar Solutions, Free Yourself From the Cubical

Sitting by the Pacific ocean and typing this blog has to be one of the coolest thing about portable solar power. Freedom from the cubicle helps me to be creative and surprisingly productive. Portable stand-alone solar with battery storage capacity is like having a mini-generator that you can take anywhere. Camping, vacation or just head […] Read more

Solar Kits for RV Camping, The Smart Way to Rough It.

RV camping with solar to recharge batteries and make off-grid life on-the-go even better. The main reason for the rise in popularity among RV owners is with an RV solar kit, you can turn off that noisy generator. Rather than wade through the crowds in RV parks because you need electrical hookup’s, solar RV kits […] Read more

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