Solar News

NEM 3 Has Passed

December 16, 2022

Learn what that means for California home owners. NEM3, or the Net Energy Metering 3, is a policy in California that determines how much solar energy users are compensated for excess energy they contribute back to the grid. Recently, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) made the decision to reject a proposed solar tax, but…

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Why Battery Backup Storage

June 6, 2022

According to Solar Energies Association (SEIA), a new solar system was installed every 75 seconds in 2020. Currently, 18.6 million homes use solar power, which is around 3% of the country’s total energy usage. This is a huge step up from previous years. Over the course of the next 4 to 5 years, we can…

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Brittni Wedel Interviews Chad Logsdon

April 6, 2022

I sat with the VP of Sales at SunPower by Sun Solar, Chad Logsdon. They are one of the leading solar companies throughout the valley. Voted as Bakersfields Best 3 years in a row. As you will hear they take pride in their customer service along side a quality product!

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Generators vs. Solar Batteries: Which is the Better Backup?

November 6, 2021

A well-designed solar system can meet the majority of the electricity needs for a homeowner, but there are times when power needs to be pulled from the grid. While many energy providers give the option of net metering to cover the cost of electricity used from the local power company, it’s not available to all…

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5 Ways to a More Energy Efficient Home

October 13, 2021

When it comes to purchasing a home, one of the first things most buyers look into is the home’s energy efficiency. Rising utility rates and weather trends often make this an important factor when trying to find the right place to settle. Not only is efficiency important when a house goes on the market, it…

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Home Solar Panel Maintenance is Easy

September 29, 2021

Solar panels make more energy by maximizing the amount of sunlight collected.  When panels are covered by  dust or debris, they may not produce as much electricity. SunPower Equinox home solar systems are more efficient, producing more energy even when they’re dirty or in the shade. Our home solar systems don’t need much upkeep. Seasonal…

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Why a Home Solar Warranty is so Important

August 13, 2021

Solar for your home is not just about reducing or eliminating your electricity bill. It is an important home improvement that should power your home for many years to come. You should protect your return on that investment by making sure it is backed by the best possible warranty. When shopping for home solar, don’t…

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What You Need to Know About Home Battery Storage + Solar

July 3, 2021

New technologies and innovations in the solar industry are constantly being made and home battery storage is no exception. Tesla Powerwall and SunPower SunVault home batteries work with your solar energy system and are designed to make life much easier for homeowners by storing the excess power their home solar panels produce for future use. …

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What is Net Metering and How Does it Work?

June 13, 2021

As power outages, blackouts and rising energy bills continue to plague customers and businesses, going solar is still the most viable option to protect yourself and your home all year round. If you’re interested in going solar, you may be wondering what Net Metering is and how it may impact you. Here’s a breakdown:  …

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How Solar Panels Work

May 5, 2021

Solar panels work by capturing the sun’s rays and turning them into energy for your home or business. It’s science, really. The sun emits invisible bits of energy called photons that travel millions of miles to Earth in just a handful of minutes. Photons are absorbed by a semiconductor material in the solar cell —…

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