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Life After Solar – Top Solar Financial Benefits 599 407 Sunlux

Life After Solar – Top Solar Financial Benefits

Many people do not realize that in 1839, a French physicist discovered that electricity could be generated with sunlight. Up until year 2000, most people’s exposure to solar was power calculators and digital wrist watches. Today, more than a million homeowners have installed solar panels and for many good reasons too. Most homeowners in California…

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Production Guarantee – Protection against production shortfall of your solar system 320 232 Sunlux

Production Guarantee – Protection against production shortfall of your solar system

Production guarantee is the single most important protection you can get for your solar system and is almost never talked about. Why? Because most companies do not want to be liable for it. So why is it important and what does it do? A production (or performance) guarantee ensures that your solar system produces the…

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Get Ready For 2018 California Electric Rates Increase 578 395 Sunlux

Get Ready For 2018 California Electric Rates Increase

More than 500,000 Southern California Edison customers are getting ready to transition from tiered residential rates to new “Time-of-Use” (TOU) rate plans scheduled to take effect in 2018. Time-of-Use rates are designed to help customers better manage their energy usage. Currently utility companies use fixed rate tiers, based on the total amount of energy used…

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Top 5 Reasons Commercial Solar Panels are Right for your Business 606 364 Sunlux

Top 5 Reasons Commercial Solar Panels are Right for your Business

Commercial solar energy is one of the fastest businesses in the solar world. With continuous rise in electricity rates and financing options becoming more available, businesses such as Target, Kohls, Best Buy, Apple, Coors Light and many more are turning to solar as an investment that makes a lot of sense. 1.) Federal Tax Credit…

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SmartFlower Solar vs. Traditional Rooftop Solar Systems 479 353 Sunlux

SmartFlower Solar vs. Traditional Rooftop Solar Systems

When talking about Solar Energy innovation, SmartFlower is raising the bar. This solar system harvests energy from the sun as soon as the sunlight hits the “petals”. The SmartFlower automation gives the solar panels the ability to retract at night when the sun goes down, and raise up again when the sun comes back up.…

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California Clean Energy SB 100 416 236 Sunlux

California Clean Energy SB 100

California Clean Energy Act SB 100, just passed by the California State Senate. This place California in the right path of controlling its own Energy in the nearest future. This was an aggressive move in order to make California’s energy needs to be covered 100% with renewable power by year 2045. The bill passed with…

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Solar Energy Facts: Homeowners Taking Control Over High Electric Bills 339 226 Sunlux

Solar Energy Facts: Homeowners Taking Control Over High Electric Bills

The cost of electricity has become a growing concern for many homeowners, with summer approaching just the thought of those summer bills is enough to make most homeowners cringe. One of the best Facts about solar energy is that California leads the nation in residential home solar installations. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association,…

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How Do Solar Batteries Work 479 269 Sunlux

How Do Solar Batteries Work

Solar batteries are changing the game in residential and commercial solar markets, making a revolution in the way people use energy nowdays. In this post you will read everything you need to learn about how solar batteries work. When you see a trending where everybody is trying to get a solar battery system, you need…

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How Many Solar Panels Do I Need? 479 319 Sunlux

How Many Solar Panels Do I Need?

Whenever people is considering to make the switch into solar energy, first thing they ask is: How Many Solar Panels Do I Need? That’s why we tell you all you need to know about how many solar panels to power a house you’ll need. So, let’s review a few things you need to ask yourself…

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Benefits of Buying Vs Leasing Solar Panels 479 359 Sunlux

Benefits of Buying Vs Leasing Solar Panels

When a customer takes the decision of getting a solar system, the tough question is between buying or leasing to own the Solar Panels. If you buy it, the system is yours either if you pay it with cash, or a Solar Loan. If you choose to take a Solar Leasing Programs, the system is…

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How Much Does A Solar Panel Cost? 290 146 Sunlux

How Much Does A Solar Panel Cost?

The electricity solar produces is free; it’s the equipment which determines the cost. The sun shines rather you capture the energy or not. Once the equipment is paid for, there is very little maintenance costs to capture the energy from the sun. It’s not unusual for a solar system owner to say that once the…

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Should I Buy A Solar System For My Home? 360 270 Sunlux

Should I Buy A Solar System For My Home?

Because every home has different needs, You need to think very carefully about your goals. Switching to solar is a big step when looking to reduce utility bills, the decision you take should be base on how much money you save, and how much can lower your energy costs. Solar Energy market has different financing options…

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How Does Solar Energy Work? 360 270 Sunlux

How Does Solar Energy Work?

Solar Energy is cheaper than getting the power directly from your utility company. Energy from the sun is free, does not produce carbons, and provides the same benefits as the electricity we are used to. In fact, you won’t notice any difference in your home. If you didn’t know you had solar, you would never…

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Solar Roofs vs. Solar Panels – Price Fight! 630 420 Sunlux

Solar Roofs vs. Solar Panels – Price Fight!

The world witnessed the “Evolution of Roofing” late last month, when Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, took the stage at Universal Studios in Los Angeles to unveil the latest concept innovations from SolarCity & Tesla Motors—Solar Roofs, Powerwall 2.0 & PowerPack 2. While the later two are products worth mentioning and delving deeper into them, this post will…

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Why go Solar? 630 426 Sunlux

Why go Solar?

If you’ve ever considered going solar and were on the fence now would be the perfect time to revisit the topic. Why? Well it’s simple; recently utility companies across the country including California are trying their hardest to stop net metering, which pays customers retail value for the solar power they generate. San Diego Gas…

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Solar Panels Are Now the New Building Standard 619 413 Sunlux

Solar Panels Are Now the New Building Standard

Over the last eight years solar has increase in popularity and the technology has now become the latest upgrade offered in new construction homes throughout Southern California. New home builders understand that an energy efficient house is further complimented by a solar energy system to eliminate or reduce monthly energy bills. According to the wall…

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