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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…

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Is Your True-Up Bill Higher Than Expected?

Once you decided to go solar, your relationship with PG&E changed. Instead of receiving a monthly bill for your energy use, you’re now receiving an annual statement called a True-Up Bill. This bill is sent …

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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…

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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…

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Investing in a Solar Backup Power System Makes Sense

While enjoying all the benefits of having solar, there is one isolated setback to just solar only. 98% of the solar in the world is grid-tied. This means with no grid power, your system is…

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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…

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Solar Installation and Roof Replacement

Going solar in 2022 is a great decision after PG&E rates went up 8% this year. Plus, this is the last year that the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) will be 26% for homeowners! The…

Solar Case Study: Medium-Sized Dental Office

The dentist of a medium-sized practice in Northern California had recently moved to a new location and purchased a lot of equipment for his practice.  He knew his electricity bill was going to go up…

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Want to understand the solar panel basics. DC Solar Electric uses solar panels that are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells that convert sunlight into direct current (DC) power. Find out what happens next and learn how solar works.

Get helpful knowledge from our videos featuring our experts who have over 35 years in the construction and solar industry. Some of the topics include the top things to consider, as well as the importance of a solar storage system and more.

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Want to understand the solar panel basics. DC Solar Electric uses solar panels that are made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells that convert sunlight into direct current (DC) power. Find out what happens next and learn how solar works.

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