Solar + Energy Storage News & Information

 

 

You Can Be 100% Solar Too

Across California there is a growing number of prominent cities joining together to set real goals of both saving money and making a positive impact on Climate Change. Here, in our neck of the woods (of California) Encinitas is yet another city charting a bold path...

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Top-10 Solar Powered Cities In America

Congratulations to San Diego and Los Angeles! The west coast is leading the country (again!) in solar power along with the 10-top solar-power-generating cities in the USA. The United States now has enough electricity generated from solar PV to power 10.1 million...

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Solar Batteries Qualify For 30% Tax Credit

IRS Sets A New Milestone for Solar-Plus-Storage The Internal Revenue Service just served up a positive signal that adding Solar Storage Batteries to your existing solar will qualify you for the 30% Federal ITC (Tax Credit.)       Battery Prices have...

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Solar Tax Benefits Get Even Better

2018 may have gotten off to a bumpy start in some ways, but savings with solar has never been higher! Trump's 2018 Budget did two things that make the great advantages of solar even better. Trump KEEPS the 30% ITC (Investment Tax Credit) that home and business owners...

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Batteries Will Save Your Profits

  Do you know what utility rate demand charges are costing your business? Would you be surprised to know you are paying over $15 per kWh of electricity during your peak business cycle? Many of our commercial clients don't realize just how much money they lose in...

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Zero Money Down Solar for Non-Profits

  After over 10 years of Solar Financing experience we have finally found a unique financing product specifically designed for non-profits and charitable missions.  We already know that solar PV will dramatically lower utility costs, but that was not enough for a...

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A Boost for Solar on Low Income Apartments

Great news for owners and tenants of low-income apartment buildings!  California has approved a new initiative to bring utility cost relief for those who need it the most. A 1 billion dollar, 10-year program! The Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program...

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You Can’t Stop Solar With Tariffs

  Remember the sci-fi-action-thriller from 2004: The Day After Tomorrow? For the last several months the solar industry has been the brunt of doom & gloom in the news industry, spinning a wild fantastic story: What will the world look like after Trumps Solar...

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How To Claim Your Solar Tax Credit

Congratulations! You finally got solar on your home and now is the moment you have been waiting for. . . getting your 30% Investment Tax Credit (Solar ITC.) If you have NOT added solar to your home or business yet, this is a great way to understand the simple process...

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Solar Loves Snow and Winter!

  Remember snow? Even here in the far reaches of sunny Southern California snow is much more than a distant memory. We are lucky enough to be able to drive from the beach sunshine in the middle of winter and end up standing in snow about 3 hours later in the...

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2018: The Year for Solar + Batteries

  We aren’t accustomed to New Year’s Resolutions having a “Best if used before” date attached to them, however when it comes to Solar Energy the clock is literally ticking as we enter 2018. The two important factors making 2018 your best year for Solar +...

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SDG&E Rates Push Solar + Batteries

SDG&E New 2018 Rates. . . Up, Up and Up! But have no fear because Energy Storage is here to stay. Analysis of the new rate structure show that the time for Energy Storage batteries has certainly arrived.     SDG&E has unveiled their “New” rate...

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30% Tax Credit! Getting the Gift of Solar

Donald Trump signed his tax bill and as expected will continue the 30% tax break for solar, making 2018 the best time to take advantage of solar. The tax bill passed on nearly a party-line vote of 272 to 208, and the solar industry has emerged happily unscathed. There...

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Solar Lowers Manufacturing Costs

With our most recent commercial solar project nearing completion, we look forward to Omni-Lite Industries realizing the amazing savings that solar will bring to their manufacturing. Omni-Lite is a $15 billion per year leading manufacturer of high quality precision...

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Solar for a New Generation of Business

The House of Trestles, an iconic Bed & Breakfast & Surf Hostel steeped in San Clemente surf culture, has a new source of power today: a rooftop solar system installed by Revsolar. “A new generation of business and property owners are taking advantage of solar...

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Operation HOPE Saving with Solar

Revsolar supports the charitable missions that build stronger San Diego communities, and give struggling families the support they need to overcome crisis. For all attendees of the Operation HOPE - Spring Into HOPE Dinner and Auction: Saturday March 24th and in...

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MACRS Tax Depreciation for Solar – Don’t Wait!

Solar can save your business thousands of dollars every month – but the savings goes further than just the cost at the utility meter. You are probably already familiar with The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). This 30% tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in...

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The High Cost of Cheap Coal (and Nuclear)

  Ever buy a piece of furniture from a discount store? You always find out why the original cost was so cheap. . .in a few years. Welcome to North and South Carolina, the Duke Energy discount coal and nuclear warehouse. Duke proposed the Lee Nuclear Power Station...

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California Electricity rates up 80% by end of 2017

Yes - You did hear that correctly. Rates in California are headed up in a BIG way - and even higher rates are expected for commercial business and large residential users. State power regulators decided today how to divvy up the biggest electric rate hike in...

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Solar Carports – Growing The Shade of Saving

There's another environment full of asphalt and steel where solar panels can make a huge impact today: solar freakin’ carports. See the U.S. Solar Carport Market, 2010-2018 Consistent market growth While the U.S. non-residential market stagnated in 2014 after having...

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MARCS – Depreciating Solar to Save More

Depreciation of Solar Energy Property in MACRS - Solar Tax Savings Businesses rely on policy certainty to make long-term investment decisions. SEIA supports smart tax policy that drives continued innovation in the solar industry. Depreciation is one aspect of the tax...

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2016 Year In Solar Review

As we move into 2017, let's take a look back on 2016. This was a truly bipolar year for the U.S. solar industry, full of dizzying heights and crushing lows. This year more than any before it calls for the metaphor of the “solar coaster”. 2016 was clearly boom time for...

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30% Solar Investment Tax Credit: Get it while it’s Hot!

The 30% Federal Solar Tax Credit will be gone by 2020 - Don't wait and loose thousands of dollars! The future for commercial solar will be WITHOUT Federal tax credits sooner than you expect. Taking advantage of a 30% tax credit now makes a wise and powerful investment...

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Financial Benefits of Solar – Commercial and Residential

Stabilizes energy costs over time! Current utility rates are just that. They are current – meaning they have been a lot lower in the past and there is no reason to believe they will be decreasing any time in the near future unless you start generating some of your own...

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Net Metering 2.0 All You Need to Know

NEM 2.0: California’s new net metering policy The original policy for net metering in California is very simple: for every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of solar electricity you feed into the grid, you get a bill credit for one kWh of utility-generated electricity. When your...

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