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Everything You Need to Know About NEM 3.0

California regulators are cutting payments granted to solar customers for the excess power they generate and instead passing the savings onto PG&E. In a unanimous decision, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has voted to pass NEM 3.0. This decision affects customers of PG&E, SDG&E, and SCE. Customers with solar systems will receive roughly 8 …

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What Does the Inflation Reduction Act do for Clean Energy?

Many people want to make their homes and businesses more environmentally friendly, and often the only thing stopping them is the expense. But now, with the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, there are more financial incentives to help make these clean energy projects more affordable for many of us. This act is the largest …

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Cyberattacks on Utility Companies are Rising: How Having a Microgrid Provides Resiliency

If someone launched a cyberattack on the utility company supplying your power, how would that impact your business? Cyberattacks against utilities occur more often than you might think. And they’re growing in complexity. Investing in a Microgrid is an ideal way to protect your business’s resiliency from revenue loss due to power outages, whatever the …

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The Top Five Benefits of Solar for Commercial Buildings

The benefits of solar for commercial/industrial buildings are numerous. But the price tag of the initial investment may create tunnel vision, preventing a clear view of the long-term ROI. Let’s broaden the field of vision by looking at the top five benefits of installing solar panels on your commercial buildings. 1. Increase Cash Flow with …

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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 And given our nation’s outdated grid system, extreme weather events, and other disaster-related outages (such as wildfires), power outages are not likely to …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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