LA Solar Group

Useful Links


California solar programs, rebates, tax credits, and information on installing and interconnecting solar electric and solar thermal systems

Database of State Incentives and Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

Official public reporting site of the California Solar Initiative (CSI)


NRLE PV Watts Calculator

LADWP Solar Incentive Program Calculator

Panasonic Solar Benefits Calculator

Relationship between geographic location and solar and shadow positions throughout the year

Sun position, phases, sunrise, sunset

Sun position, phases, sunrise, sunset, shadow length

Sunrise, sunset, solar noon and solar position


LA County PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) (Commercial and Residential)

Financing for solar

Sunrise, sunset, solar noon and solar position


Technical trade publication covering best practices for utility, commercial, and residential system design and deployment

Electric energy insight


Resources for the photovoltaic educator


Smart Energy Power Alliance

Solar Energy Industry Organization

Product Manufacturers

Quick Mount PV


The main reason why this happens is when you have a grid-tied solar system, it has safety measures preinstalled to shut down production in case of a power outage so as not to do extensive damage to the grid or the employees working on fixing the outage.

If you would like to be less dependent on the grid or ideally have no dependence, then you can add storage batteries to your solar system.
Backup batteries store the excess energy produced by solar for later use (for example, when there is a power outage). You can provide backup for some of your home appliances or all of them by installing more batteries depending on your energy consumption.

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