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Investing in solar energy to prepare car dealerships for the shift to electric vehicles.

Preparing California for the Shift to Electric Vehicles

A Guide for Auto Dealerships Governor Newsom’s 2020 Executive Order N-79-20 set a course to end the sales of internal combustion passenger vehicles, commonly known as the common car, by 2035. Automotive dealerships regularly consume an average of 18% more electricity compared to typical office buildings.  This causes a significant increase to already astronomical utility …

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Working with Your General Contractor to Avoid Permitting Delays on Your New Home Build

Your General Contractor is your go-to when it comes to knowing important deadlines for your new home build, but with Title 24 Solar Mandate so new in the industry, you may find that you need to have a heavier hand to ensure that all the permits are submitted on time. There is nothing worse than …

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Diversifying Income for vineyards and organic farms

Through this revolutionary method, vineyards and organic farms can easily diversify their income by generating renewable energy and continuing to use their land for agriculture, all while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Northern California farmers are facing more pressure and competition from larger growers. DC Solar Electric works with vineyards and organic farms to design solar …

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Savings Outside the Box

Understanding the challenges non-profits face Non-profit organizations have the unique opportunity to look outside the box for their solar financing and often turn their needs into new opportunities to reach further into their community and beyond. Here are a few ways nonprofits can help fund their solar project. Utilize an outside source: Non-profit organizations can …

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Beautiful houses with solar panels on the roof

Avoiding Title 24 Solar Mandate Permitting Delays

When California’s Title 24, Section 6 Solar Mandate went into effect on January 1, 2020, a whole new level of permitting requirements were added to the general contractor’s responsibilities.  And, let’s face it, a whole new level of headache!   Meeting all of the solar mandate compliance requirements is pretty challenging.  If the solar permit package …

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Northern California Farmers are Saving Money with Solar

There’s a growing trend all over Northern California- saving money on your crops with solar. Learn about one local farmer’s experience with DC Solar Electric.  Benefits of Solar + Farming  Agri-voltaics (or Solar Farming) is the process of utilizing solar panels on farmland.  Researchers have been studying solar farming extensively in recent years and there …

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The Top 3 Things To Know So You Are Not Fooled By PG&E’s Time-of-Use Peak Pricing Plans

Are you feeling slightly confused about PG&E’s changing Time-of-Use plans?  If you have solar, now is the time to be proactive or your rate plan may be automatically changed. We’re here to tell you how to mitigate the rising cost of electricity and protect your household or business during the changing specifications for Time-of-Use plans …

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Free Your Dental Practice From High Electrical Costs

Between the PG&E Public Safety Power Shut-offs and Rolling Black-Outs, we know how critical consistent electricity is to your dental practice. The solution to keeping your power on is simple: utilize the power of the Sun. With solar power, your commercial building generates its own electricity and saves you money on your monthly bills. Big …

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Saving Money In Dental Is Not Just For Patients

From teeth cleanings to filling cavities, there are many tools and equipment that use up a large amount of electricity in a dental practice, resulting in high electricity costs. Going solar may seem like a substantial investment, but the long-term benefits outweigh the uncertainty of adding commercial solar panels. With the advancement of energy technology, …

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