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Research Findings: Does Solar Increase Your Home Value?

This is a very interesting study because it illuminates the value solar adds to home prices. This is above and beyond the actual savings from the solar system itself, based on unpredictable utility rates. A new report from Lawrence Berkeley National Labs shows that residential photovoltaic energy systems in California …

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How to Read Your PG&E Bill Video

Today’s PG&E bills are so confusing and to really understand how you actually pay for energy, you just need to pay attention to some basic information. The video below does an excellent job on showing you how to read your bill:

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Solar Battery Storage: Sonnen cuts battery system cost by 40%-A new era in home solar

These Batteries are ushering in a new era for home energy storage-as these batteries become cost-effective to homeowners, they will start integrating them into their home solar systems, and become less dependent on the current monopoly-based dirty energy. German battery maker Sonnen has introduced a compact battery designed for residential use …

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California Utilities: How your Electricity Rates are Changing

We are in the midst of the greatest utility rate structure change over the last 15 years! If you get electricity from Southern California Edison, you’ll probably pay more starting Wednesday — and bigger rate changes are on the horizon for all California utilities. Wednesday’s rate hike stems from a controversial decision by …

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California’s Last Nuclear Power Plant: PG&E to Close Diablo Canyon,

One of California’s largest energy utilities took a bold step in the 21st century electricity revolution with an agreement to close its last operating nuclear plant and develop more solar, wind and other clean power technologies. The decision announced Tuesday by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to close its beleaguered Diablo Canyon nuclear plant within the …

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California Solar Subsidies: Understanding Solar Incentives

Incentives continue to evolve and change with the industry California is ground zero for solar energy in the United States. So, it seems logical to start our state-level solar energy deep dives here. In the article below, I’ll provide as thorough a look at California solar incentives + solar installers …

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Unlikely Alliance Between Utility and Solar Companies in New York

Utilities now complain that those payments are too high and they effectively pay solar customers higher retail prices for power they could purchase from conventional sources at a much lower wholesale price. The compromise plan would reduce the payments but also place a value on the environmental benefits of solar …

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California Utility to hit NEM Cap Soon: The New NEM 2.0

SDG&E is the first to hit cap, followed by PG&E (NorCal) and finally SCE (SoCal) Therefore, it will be the first utility in California to enter NEM 2.0 territory, which kicks in after the 5% penetration mark is reached. This means that new, more expensive rules will come into effect …

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Solar Power Bright future After Recent PUC ruling

 This is good news for solar and a step in the right direction. However, we are still going to see some changes to the current Net Energy Metering agreement, changes soon to be announced. Daily News Reported: Rooftop solar-power panels have bloomed across houses and businesses over the last decade to …

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Solar Information Center

Going Solar: How do You Choose the Right Solar Company? I often get asked what are the most common things that can go wrong when installing a solar system. This is an area of fine details that are important for you to understand. Which questions should you ask and how do …

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