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Solar jobs are growing exponentially

Posted 11:07 AM 01/19/2016 Category: stuff Solar jobs are growing exponentially

Solar jobs are currently at an all-time high. In the Solar Foundation recently released results from its sixth annual solar industry census of 19,000 businesses across the country, it found that there were around 209,000 solar company employees last year, far higher than 174,000 in 2014. This 20 percent growth within the solar industry is due…

Solar power is main source of renewable energy in California

Posted 10:56 AM 01/19/2016 Category: stuff Solar power is main source of renewable energy in California

Due to the rise in solar energy acceptance across the country and problems caused by the California drought, solar power moved ahead of both wind and hydropower in terms of the percentage it represents in the state’s overall energy usage. Executive Director of the California Solar Energy Industries Association Bernadette Del Chiaro explained to Pete…

How Many Solar Panels Do I Need

Posted 5:19 PM 08/12/2015 Category: Solar Panel FAQ, Solar Resources, stuff, Uncategorized How Many Solar Panels Do I Need

There are several factors that determine how many solar panels you will need for your home.  In this post we will explain how your historic electricity consumption, available roof space, the azimuth of your home, shading, soiling, and equipment selection effect the number of panels you need. How Many Solar Panels to Power a House? Historic…

How to know if your house will benefit from solar panels

Posted 9:22 AM 08/06/2015 Category: Solar Resources, stuff, Uncategorized How to know if your house will benefit from solar panels

The California Energy Commission reported that nearly 19 percent of the state’s electricity stemmed from renewable energy sources in 2013. This percentage is set to increase up to 50 percent by 2030, according to The Los Angeles Times. The U.S. Energy Information Administration also found that not only can photovoltaic (PV) solar panels lower your monthly utility bill, but…

California electricity prices continue to rise

Posted 10:10 AM 08/04/2015 Category: Solar Resources, stuff, Uncategorized California electricity prices continue to rise

According to the Manhattan Institute, by 2020, one-third of electricity used in California will be generated from renewable resources. The state also plans to reduce greenhouse emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Due to the state’s renewable energy mandates, as well as their carbon cap…

California growing in residential solar power and options

Posted 2:03 PM 08/03/2015 Category: Solar Resources, stuff, Uncategorized California growing in residential solar power and options

Now is the time for residential, rooftop solar. Solar power is the fastest growing source of clean energy across the country, especially in California, where there are around 200,000 installed systems already, according to Greentech Media. The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO), the state’s energy grid operator, recently approved new regulations that lets private companies…