The Top 3 Things to Look for in Solar Panels

It’s no secret that there are a lot of solar panels on the market. Many promise different results from lower prices to better aesthetics. But what factors should you weigh when evaluating which solar provider to choose? It all comes down to these 3 things – efficiency, durability and warranty. Efficiency SunPower® solar panels are…

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How to Avoid Solar Scams

A growing number of people are eager to learn more about solar energy and find out what kind of savings it can provide. Unfortunately, many con artists understand this well and have designed schemes that can turn the dreams of residential solar power into a nightmare for some homeowners. Unlike buying a car or a…

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Does Going Solar Increase Your Property Value?


In 2020 California became the first state to require solar panels be installed on all new homes.  but one question still remains for homeowners: does the cost of installing solar pay off? Adding a solar energy system to your home is an excellent investment for most homeowners. We know that harvesting the power of the…

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5 Ways to a More Energy Efficient Home

When it comes to purchasing a home, one of the first things most buyers look into is the home’s energy efficiency. Rising utility rates and weather trends often make this an important factor when trying to find the right place to settle. Not only is efficiency important when a house goes on the market, it…

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Generators vs. Solar Batteries: Which is the Better Backup?

A well-designed solar system can meet the majority of the electricity needs for a homeowner, but there are times when power needs to be pulled from the grid. While many energy providers give the option of net metering to cover the cost of electricity used from the local power company, it’s not available to all solar homeowners. Having a…

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Is your home a good fit for solar?

Solar rep with happy customers

With so many solar installations throughout the Bay Area and California, many people have a general idea of what is needed to qualify for solar. The obvious qualifiers are homeowners who live in a single-family, stand-alone home  with a south-facing roof that gets plenty of sunlight and very little shade throughout the day. If this…

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Six Questions to Ask when Choosing a Local Solar Installer

Home with solar power

Solar energy is a flourishing industry. Since 2010, solar has grown an average of 42% a year. It’s understandable that there are now more new home solar installation companies than ever and all are claiming to be the best. That can make picking one for your home solar project intimidating. This is likely one of…

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Streamlined Solar Permitting with SolarAPP+ Brings Clean Energy to Our Customers Faster

Our Director of Residential Solar, Kyle Severns, recently attended an event to introduce the Solar Automated Permit Processing (SolarAPP+) platform, an innovative and efficient software that can run compliance checks and process building permit approvals for rooftop solar systems.  Approvals usually take a week and sometimes longer depending on the system size and other factors.…

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How Does Home Battery Storage + Solar Work?

SunVault Battery

With constant technological advancements and innovations in the solar industry and developments in home battery storage, like the Tesla Powerwall and SunPower SunVault™, each new product is designed to make life easier for homeowners.   Battery storage can complement your home solar energy system, which utilizes solar panels to harness energy from the sun and…

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