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At Sunline Energy, we love geeky science.  Cool gadgets, innovative leaps, and general nerdom. In a previous post, we wrote about a new technology being developed by a husband and wife team that would allow solar ...

Making Clean Energy with Solar Sponges?

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We’ve discussed the benefits of using low-interest solar loans to finance photovoltaic (PV) installations in San Diego: You receive a brand-new system with minimal upfront cost. Each subsequent "repayment" to ...

PACE Solar Loan Program in San Diego

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At Sunline Energy, we normally don't mention (let alone promote) rival solar installers in San Diego. Why would we? That’s just bad for business.  We enjoy the fact that there are so many terrific contractors in ...

GRID Alternatives Helping Low Income Families Embrace Solar Energy

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There are many different ways to finance a solar photovoltaic (PV) installation, including with cash, loans, and leases.  But in San Diego, there now exists a new financing vehicle for commercial solar PV ...

What Is CaliforniaFIRST and How Does It Work?

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San Diego has a ton of great solar incentives.  In fact, it is partially for this reason that our County leads the country in photovoltaic (PV) installations (2nd only to Los Angeles). But as discussed in an earlier ...

Chula Vista’s Home Upgrade Carbon Downgrade Solar Program

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The California Solar Initiative (CSI) is one of the most ambitious renewable energy programs in the world.  Originally launched in 2007, its goal is to help boost solar energy capacity in California to 2,000 MW by ...

What Is the California Solar Initiative?

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Renewable energy incentives come and go.  And the solar federal tax credit is no different.  Like all programs that are designed to boost green energy adoption, this highly successful incentive will one day ...

How Does the Solar Federal Tax Credit Work in San Diego?

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Although solar leasing can work, it’s usually not the best way to finance a photovoltaic (PV) installation.  Using cash or debt (i.e. a solar loan) offers the same environmental advantages as solar leasing.  But you ...

Does Solar Leasing Actually Hurt the Resale Value of Your Home?

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There are many reasons to love solar energy.  But solar isn't the only "green" game in town. You also have wind, biogas, and a range of other renewable energy solutions.  All of them are better than oil, gas, and ...

We Love PV Power Because You Can Harness Solar Energy Anywhere

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Over the past couple of days, we’ve looked at a few reasons why we like solar energy over most of the other competing renewable power technologies.  So far, we’ve discussed solar’s modularity and immediacy. But ...

Solar Is Durable Enough to Last 40 Years or Longer

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Yesterday, we discussed how solar energy is 100% modular – you can install just one panel (or cell) and scale up from there.  This is why you see photovoltaic (PV) technology in small, hand-held calculators and on ...

Unlike Other Renewable Energy Technologies, Solar Is Immediate

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There are many benefits of going solar, including utility bill savings and the ability to decrease your carbon footprint. But this much is true of most renewable energy technologies.  So why do we like solar energy ...

Why PV Power Is the Best Renewable Energy – Solar Is Modular

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