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Solar Panels on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

If you're considering adding an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) to your property in California, there are some recent changes in our state's building code you need to know. As of January 1st, 2020, the California Energy Commission (CEC) outlined the updates to the California Building Standards Code to include new methods to meet net-zero electricity guidelines.

Tips and Tricks for Maximizing Your Solar System This Summer

With global energy consumption steadily increasing year after year, we are responsible for looking for green solutions to help fulfill this rising demand. This is why thousands of families have turned to solar power as a way to supplement our growing energy needs. Summer is right around the corner, and there is no better time to go solar! This blog will go over tips and tricks for maximizing your solar system this summer!

How to Protect Yourself from California Power Outages

If you're a California resident, you've probably experienced some of the recent electricity blackouts. You may be wondering how to protect yourself from California power outages. Some of the blackouts don't just last for a couple of hours but for multiple days. These aren't just one-time events either and will continue to occur in the future.

How Electricity Rates Impact Solar Savings

Have you ever heard that solar panels only work when in sunny places? Although it's true that sunnier areas do produce more electricity, you can still see energy savings if you live in an area that doesn’t get much sunlight. Energy savings don’t rely only how much energy you produce, but on one major factor: the costs you’re avoiding paying to your utility company. People all over the continent can have solar savings, even those in cloudy areas. Put simply, the higher your electricity rate, the more money you’ll save by switching to solar. This blog will go over how electricity rates impact solar savings.

Electrification: The Future of Energy

As more and more homeowners adopt solar power as their primary source of energy, the possibility of the world becoming more eco-friendly is becoming an attainable reality. People are making the switch to both solar panels and electric vehicles, transitioning the U.S. to a more electric-reliant country. Electrification is a vital element to the carbon reduction plan. This blog will go over what electrification is and where the future of energy is headed.

Solar Trends to Watch for in 2021

The year 2020 was full of uncertainty due to the pandemic and worldwide happenings. However, even with all of the hardships 2020 has, the solar industry has proven itself resilient with solar panel installations growing by 7% in 2020. But what’s in store for 2021? Will it continue to grow? This blog will go over technology, government policy, and solar trends to watch for in 2021.

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