In San Diego, most homeowners and businesses install enough solar capacity to cover their electricity needs. In other words, they invest in a large enough photovoltaic (PV) system to keep their appliances running and lights ...

How Much Solar Do You Need to Power Your Electric Vehicle?

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This summer, we published an article about how solar power (and wind power) were helping to keep California cool. Part of this additional renewable energy capacity came from utility-scale projects. But a lot of it also ...

California Utilities Should Thank (not Punish) Solar Customers

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In most industries, subsidies are often hotly debated. And the various solar incentives in California are no exception. Many charge that it is irresponsible for governments to use taxpayer dollars to prop up certain ...

Solar Incentives in California Succeeding As Planned

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Over the past several years, the San Diego solar industry and local utilities have battled over the future of renewable power in California. Electricity providers, like SDG&E, want to introduce new “flat rate” ...

San Diego Solar Industry Receives New Champion

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We are already amazed by solar energy. But every day, the technology continues to fascinate us more and more. We keep learning of innovative (and geeky) applications that simply inspire us: Some ideas are impractical but ...

Aqua Diao Uses Solar Power to Create Water from Air

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Yesterday, we covered a story about Solar Vision 2020 – a pending proposal in San Francisco that would require all new commercial buildings to install photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. Such mandates are rare in the solar ...

Homeowners Association Stops California Solar Installation?

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Installing solar panels in California has always been optional. And savvy homeowners and businesses are increasingly taking advantage of that option to reap the countless benefits that going solar offers. But if a new ...

Coming Soon – Mandatory Solar Panels in California?

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Like most photovoltaic (PV) installers, we’re more than happy to promote the many benefits of solar power, including: The cost savings. Reduce your electricity bill – sometimes to $0 a month. The environmental ...

The Dark Side of Solar Energy – Does It Exist?

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With countless incentives and falling panel prices, going solar in San Diego has never been more affordable – a fact that photovoltaic (PV) installers are always eager to promote. But studies show that loss aversion is ...

The True Cost of Not Going Solar in San Diego

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Portable solar power is nothing new. In fact, the very earliest photovoltaic (PV) panels were used for space satellites – some of which travel at 17,000 mph. And the US military regularly relies on mobile solar ...

Portable EV Solar Charging Spreads Across California

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It seems like a silly question. Solar is clearly an environmental win: The technology doesn't pollute. And today's PV panels enjoy incredibly short energy payback periods. However, is solar energy always good ...

Is Solar Energy Always Good for the Environment?

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In San Diego's Fallbrook community, the local fire department will install a number of photovoltaic (PV) systems – both at its Fleet Maintenance Facility and at 4 separate stations. The reason behind this ...

Solar Can Save You Money Even If You Don’t Go Solar

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