Understanding Net Metering

Many new solar system owners may come across a term called Net Metering, and wonder if it’s available in their neighborhood or business. Net metering allows residential and commercial customers who generate their own electricity from solar power to feed electricity they do not use back into the grid. The meter spins forward when a customer […]

Solar Eclipse of 2016

Yesterday was a significant day for science. As the only solar eclipse of 2016 occurred on March 8 over the countries of Indonesia, the islands of Sumatra, and Borneo. They were lucky to witness the full eclipse, while countries over southern and eastern Asia, northern and western Australia and Hawaii were able to witness a […]

Solar and the Value of Your Home

One of the many questions homeowners ask when considering the installation of a new solar system is how much their home value will increase. With many more homeowners choosing to remodel their home to be more energy efficient, upgrade to a solar system or energy star appliances, buyers are looking to invest in homes that […]

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 […]

Will Solar become less expensive if I wait a few years?

As solar systems become more common in today’s home improvements, we are seeing a trend with homeowners choosing to go solar, weather proofing their homes and investing in Energy Star appliances. Contractors in new developments, are following suit, and are now including these items as a basic package to new homeowners. With every new trend, […]

Modern Family Living in Silicon Valley

In the past, men have predominately been the decision makers in the family, but today in the modern age, roles have been equally distributed. With that being said, men have taken on roles that have been traditionally for women; such as caring for the children, grocery shopping, and maintaining the home. Since women are strongly […]

Going Solar Beyond the Roof

When people think of solar, they automatically think about rooftop, home solar systems. Many consumers don’t realize that there are compact, mobile and recreational devices that use the sun as a way to power up. Not only are these devices easily accessible to the public, but can help with every days tasks, and even with […]

Why California is a World Leader in Renewables

California has always been the forefront on technology, so it doesn’t come to anyone’s surprise that California is not just leading the way for clean energy within the US, but is also the global leader when it comes to renewables. Here’s how the Golden State is leading the way: 1. Outspoken & Effective Leaders: On […]

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 […]