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How Will California’s Net Energy Metering Policy (NEM 3.0) Affect Home Solar + Storage Customers?
On December 15, 2022, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) passed the new net metering policy, NEM 3.0. While the benefits of the outcome are up for debate between CPUC members and solar industry-leaders and customers, NEM 3.0 will go into effect on April 14, 2023. In this post, we’ll give a brief history of…
Does Energy Storage Qualify for the Federal Tax Credit?
Introduction The popularity of home batteries has increased over the years, particularly in conjunction with the installation of solar panels. Energy storage offers numerous advantages, including serving as a backup power source during grid outages, reducing your reliance on utilities, and decreasing your electricity bills. However, home batteries can be a substantial financial investment, with…
Tesla Powerwall Home Battery Warranty Review
Introduction Home batteries allow you to store the excess energy produced by your solar panels for use at night, on cloudy days or during outages and PG&E’s Planned Power Shutoffs. Home batteries make it easier to store solar power for future use, reduce your reliance on the grid and provide backup electricity during outages. This…
How Much Does A Tesla Powerwall Cost?
Introduction When many people hear about the Tesla Powerwall home battery for the first time, the solution and benefits sound great, but the next question is often: how much does it cost? First, it’s important to understand what a home battery actually does. Solar panels generate energy and send it to your home, but the…
Solar Battery Buyers Guide
Solar batteries are a relatively new technological advancement that is changing the way we use renewable energy. They allow you to store solar energy from the sun in a home battery for later use, meaning that you can get electricity even when the sun isn’t shining. Solar batteries provide numerous benefits, including increased energy savings,…
How Many Watts of Electricity Does a TV Use?
Introduction Knowing how much electricity (measured in watts) your TV consumes is important for two main reasons: to estimate the cost of its energy usage and to determine the capacity of a solar battery needed to keep it running during a power outage. If you plan to use a solar battery as a backup power…
What You Need to Know About Energy Storage and Solar Batteries
Most people take for granted the role that batteries play in keeping our homes and communities powered. But energy storage, and batteries in particular, are essential to our clean-energy future and we’ll cover the reasons why in this post. What is Energy Storage? What is a Solar Battery? The primary function of solar energy storage…
Electric Vehicle Tax Credits & Incentives
Introduction On average, all-electric (AEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles cost more than conventional gas-powered cars. However, the base prices don’t take the federal & state tax credits and other incentives into account. These incentives and credits can greatly reduce the upfront cost of an electric vehicle to allow more drivers to take advantage of…
What is a Hybrid Solar System?
Introduction Solar offers a host of benefits beyond helping you reduce your carbon footprint, such as reducing the amount you pay for utilities. Installing panels on your roof puts you one step closer to being in control of the electricity that powers your home. One of the biggest decisions homeowners have to make is whether…
A Beginners Guide to Solar Panels for Your Home: Are they Worth It?
Installing solar panels on your home provides the rare opportunity to pay less for your electricity while helping to preserve the environment. The motivation to save money and power your home with clean, reliable energy has already motivated more than 2 million homeowners to add solar energy systems to their rooftop. However, the economics of…