Northern California Cities Take Part in the Cool City Challenge

San Francisco is one of three Northern California cities taking part in the Cool Block Program created by the Cool City Challenge. The goal of the Cool City Challenge, is to change the game around carbon reduction in cities and provide a viable path forward to address climate change. The program uses a bottom-up approach […]

Energy Saving Tips For The Summer Months Ahead

With Summer vastly approaching, now is a better time then ever to the time to consider installing a new solar system for the home. Harnessing the power of the sun, is like powering 2,880 TRILLION light bulbs! All you need is small fraction of that to power your home. Installing solar will not only reduce […]

Innovations in Green Technology

Technology rapidly changes as new discoveries are made every day. Scientists and engineers are working around the clock to develop green technology, not only to save the planet, but to also make it more accessible to the public. Solar, for example, is one of those technologies. Scientist are dedicating themselves to coming up with cheaper […]

Ways to improve the air quality of your home

Day-to-day family life can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. We tend to get caught up with being conservationists, and protecting the environment around us. At the same time we also forget about our own eco-system. One of the most important things we overlook is the air quality in the home. The indoor air quality in your […]

What are the benefits when multiple people in a community or neighborhood go solar?

In todays day and age, more and more people are going solar. Solar has become a trend in home improvement, so many homeowners are seeing the benefits. As solar power grows, word of mouth spreads. You trust your neighbors opinion enough to take their advice when they say they’re saving money with solar, and are excited about […]

3 Ways Solar Energy Programs Are Helping Achieve President Obama’s Climate Goals

Since President Obama took office in 2009, U.S. solar energy capacity has grown more than twenty-fold. And solar stands to grow even more — with renewable energy capacity in the U.S. slated to reach as much as 28 percent by 2030. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan, announced earlier this year, is an […]

How much solar do I need to get for an Electric Vehicle?

Many of you have made the step into living a greener lifestyle and own an EV (electric vehicle). You might have even considered solar power for your home recently. The connection between the two go hand in hand. Thinking about charging an electric car with your residential solar array? For starters, you need an electric […]

What types of roof can you install Solar on? (Comp, tile, metal, flat) 

Roofs come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. If your roof is made of metal, spanish tiles, or asphalt, solar panels can be installed on virtually any roof. Installing on composite shingle is very quick where as installing on spanish tile requires different mounting systems and may take longer. Composite Asphalt shingle (sometimes referred to as […]

Leasing or Buying Solar?

Solar prices have dropped while local utility costs have continued to rise. This has motivated many homeowners to seriously consider buying or leasing solar. The U.S. Department of Energy projects that 900,000 homes will feature solar installations by 2020. With the right solar photovoltaic system, it can reduce your electricity bills by 50 percent or more. […]