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Whole House Generator vs. Solar Battery Backup System

The United States experiences more power outages than any other developed country. The estimates vary regarding how many households are affected annually due to these outages, but let’s say it’s a lot. And given our nation’s outdated grid system, extreme weather events, and other disaster-related outages (such as wildfires), power outages are not likely to …

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Fire Season and Rolling Blackouts are Nearly Upon Us – Why Having a Solar Backup Battery Matters

When it comes to powering your home, a consistent power source is a necessity – whether you’re receiving it from the grid, a solar system, or both. Blackouts caused by extreme weather or public safety power shut-offs can be incredibly frustrating, derail your business, and potentially be life-threatening. Unfortunately, they are becoming more frequent as …

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NEM 3.0 Explained – How the Change Will Impact Your Net Metering if Passed

If you’re interested in solar and considering installing solar photovoltaic (solar PV) panels on your commercial building or residence, then it’s crucial to understand Net Energy Metering 3 (NEM 3.0). First, it’s essential to understand what Net Metering is and how it can help you reduce your monthly electrical bill using the energy generated by …

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Take Advantage of the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) at 26% Before it Goes Away

If you’ve been on the fence about investing in solar panels for your residence or commercial building, we’re here to tell you that now is a truly great time to invest in solar. While that may sound like a sales pitch, it’s the truth. Thanks to something called the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC), 2022 …

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PG&E Customers Will Face Another 9% Rate Hike in Early 2022

PG&E customers will be hit with another 9% rate increase early this year, according to an article in siliconvalley.com. The estimated changes in average electric and gas rates are part of PG&E’s “annual true-up” with the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC). PG&E states that the hike in monthly bills is primarily due to their efforts …

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