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Revealing the Grid Instability in California: What the Big Power Companies Don’t Want You to Know

California’s grid is failing. In September of 2020, the state experienced its first set of rolling blackouts in nearly 20 years. Since then, out-of-date infrastructure, increased demand, and extreme heat continue to contribute to the grid’s failure. As grid instability continues to become a pressing concern, so does the need for a reliable alternative. Customers …

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New Construction Homes: California Title 24 Solar Mandate

The California Title 24 solar mandate requires the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on all new residential construction projects. This mandate affects new construction homes and existing homes undergoing substantial upgrades. The state says that this new initiative is in support of its commitment to making 50% of its electricity from renewable energy sources …

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2023 CEC Energy Code Requires – Solar Plus Storage

If you’re considering investing in solar for your next project, you may no longer have a choice. The California Energy Commission (CEC) panel unanimously voted to require solar and battery energy storage systems for new commercial buildings and high-rise residential constructions. As of 2023, California is the first state to require both Photovoltaic (PV) solar …

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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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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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