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What Are Time of Use Rates? A Guide to the Cost of Electricity

An increasing number of utility companies throughout the country have begun to offer residential consumers a structured billing program called Time of Use (TOU) rates. TOU rates are designed to incentivize energy-conscious consumers to use more electricity during “low demand” hours when electricity is less expensive to produce.  In most geographical areas, TOU rates are Read More

Do I Need a Battery With My Solar Panels?

Whether you’ve recently had solar panels installed or you plan to invest in them down the road, you may be wondering whether you need a home battery. Although your solar system will function just fine without a home battery, having a battery installed has a wide range of advantages. In this article, we’ll talk about Read More

How do Solar Panels Work? A California Solar Pro Explains

Solar panels aren’t just good for the environment, they also save you money every month on your energy bills. But how exactly do solar panels work? The short answer is that solar panels transform sunlight into electricity and then send that electricity into your home. But of course, there’s a lot more science behind solar Read More

How Do Solar Panels Affect My Home Value In Colorado?

Generally speaking, buying solar panels and battery storage increase a home’s value on the real estate market. According to EnergyStar, you can gain $15,000 to your home value when you install solar panels and, on average, solar panels can  increase a home’s value by 3% – 5%. So, how do solar panels impact overall home Read More

What to Know about Solar Panels in 2022

Over the last ten years, the importance of and reliance on renewable energy sources has steadily increased around the world. And as residential solar panels become more affordable, more and more homeowners are investing in solar panels to power their homes, save money and protect the environment. As we enter 2022 and as the popularity Read More

Are Solar Panels Worth it in Colorado?

It’s no surprise solar panels are growing in popularity among Colorado homeowners. After all, Colorado is known for its “300 sunny days a year”, making it a popular area for residential solar systems. While many people are interested in going solar, it is a major home improvement project — and deciding whether or not it’s Read More

5 Solar Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

If you’ve looked into converting your home to solar power, you may have heard some myths about solar panels. We’re here to set the record straight. In this blog, we’ll debunk the following 5 myths implying that solar panels: Are expensive and inefficient Only work in warm, sunny weather Are high maintenance Will damage your Read More

How To Get the Most Out of Your Solar Panels

Solar power is more cost-effective than ever these days. And if you’ve recently jumped on the solar bandwagon, you’re undoubtedly excited about seeing savings on your monthly utility bill.  That said, you may be wondering if there’s anything you can do to optimize the output of your solar panels and keep them producing as much Read More

Are Solar Panels Worth It in CA?

If you’re a California homeowner thinking about going solar, you’ve probably wondered about the return on investment. Is it worth the hassle? How much energy savings will you gain? And when? As a leading California solar installer with more than 10 years of experience, we can safely say that YES, solar panels are absolutely worth Read More

5 Things To Know Before Buying Solar Panels

Amidst frequent power outages and rising electricity costs, more and more California and Colorado homeowners are switching to renewable solar energy. Not only can you save big on electricity costs, but you’ll also have peace of mind that your home is protected against rolling blackouts and downed power grids. That said, it’s important to know Read More

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