LA Solar Group

Useful Links

General

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

www.gosolarcalifornia.org

Database of State Incentives and Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

www.dsireusa.org

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

www.californiadgstats.ca.gov

Calculators

NRLE PV Watts Calculator

pvwatts.nrel.gov

LADWP Solar Incentive Program Calculator

epbb.ladwp.com

Panasonic Solar Benefits Calculator

business.panasonic.com

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

andrewmarsh.com

Sun position, phases, sunrise, sunset

suncalc.net

Sun position, phases, sunrise, sunset, shadow length

www.suncalc.org

Sunrise, sunset, solar noon and solar position

www.esrl.noaa.gov

Financing

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

pace.lacounty.gov

Financing for solar

joinmosaic.com

Sunrise, sunset, solar noon and solar position

www.esrl.noaa.gov

Publications

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

solarprofessional.com

Electric energy insight

www.greentechmedia.com

Technology

Resources for the photovoltaic educator

www.pveducation.org

Organizations

Smart Energy Power Alliance

www.sepapower.org

Solar Energy Industry Organization

www.seia.org

Product Manufacturers

Quick Mount PV

www.quickmountpv.com
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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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