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Don’t Believe the Hype

The Tesla Powerwall and the Economics of Residential Backup Battery Power The first week of May 2015, Elon Musk announced the formation of Tesla Energy coinciding with the release of the Tesla Powerwall. Here's my perspective on the Tesla Powerwall and my qualifications for voicing it I'm a solar professional working in California for over [...]

Solar Econ 101 – Solar Panels Increase Home Values

DC Solar Electric's Solar Econ 101: Solar Panels Increase Home Values Download Study An economic study has found that installing solar photovoltaic panels increased home values by about 8 percent, which on average covered the installation cost. It stands to reason that adding an asset which cuts your electricity bills--solar panels--will bump up a [...]

Commercial Solar Case Study – Pilot Peak Winery

Commercial Solar Case Study Customer:Pilot Peak Winery Industry: Wine Making and Sales Location: Penn Valley. CA System Type: Roof Mounted System Size: 32.3 kW, DC Inverters: 4 SMA SB7000 Watt 240v Total Annual Production: Annual Electric Bill (before solar): $21,000 Annual Electric Bill (after solar): $0 Installed System Payoff: 8 years Customer Need: Pilot Peak Winery [...]