Demand Response In Los Angeles

The global revolution to be more responsible with energy use has changed how we consume one of our most demanding resource, electricity.  Sustainable technologies such as wind and solar has…

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How To Own or Lease A Solar System

Deciding whether you want to buy, lease, or finance your solar system and determining which options your contractor of choice offers is the third key factor to consider in your search. There are benefits to each, but there are also some misconceptions that might confuse homeowners.   Buying Solar. Buying a new solar system is…

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How To Choose The Right Solar Equipment

In the first of our three part series, we learned key factors on how to choose the right solar contractor. In our second part, we will learn about how to choose the right solar equipment when installing a solar system for your home. Once you select your contractor, you’re going to be asking what brands…

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How To Choose The Right Solar Contractor

In this three part series, we’re going to discuss one of the most important and difficult tasks when going solar, choosing the right solar contractor. There are many solar companies in California that advertise themselves as “the best,” while third-party companies acting as brokers that recommend the “right solar company for you.” But what does…

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How Much Solar Power Do I Need for a Tiny House in California?

Ever since 2012, the tiny house industry has been growing into a movement of cost-conscious, ecologically responsible homeowners. This is especially true in California. In fact, some California cities like Fresno and Ojai have permitted tiny houses to be built in homeowners’ backyards, which can then be rented out as supplemental income. One of the…

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How Much Do Solar Panels Save the Average LA Household?

Los Angeles and California homeowners use less electricity per capita than residents in any other state, except for Rhode Island and New York. Although well-known for their environmental stewardship (which includes being energy-efficient where possible), part of the reason for that sparing usage is undoubtedly because utility-supplied electricity is so pricey. According to the Bureau…

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The Best Energy Efficiency Financing Options for California Homeowners

It’s common knowledge that the less electricity you use, the more you save. That’s why energy-efficient appliances have become so widespread. But what about energy efficiency for homeowners who go solar? If you’re generating your own electricity powered by the sun, what difference does it make how much power you use? Lower Your Power Usage…

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Should I Go Off-Grid When Installing A Solar System?

Going “off the grid” sounds cool, like something Carrie Mathison might do to get intel in Homeland. But if you’re considering off-grid solar, you probably have more practical concerns. When discussing electricity and solar power, “off-grid” refers to a system that is not connected to the electrical grid—the traditional way to get power from a…

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Certified Solar Installers in California: Why Licensing Matters

Unless you are licensed to install a rooftop system yourself, you will likely contract professionals when you go solar. When you do, you’ll want to be sure the people who will be on your rooftop know what they’re doing. When doing this research, check your potential installer’s license number. In California, the Contractors State License…

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