Federal Solar Tax Credit Extended for 10 Years

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Great news for solar homeowners! The federal solar tax credit has been extended for 10 years as a part of the Inflation Reduction Act signed into law last week. This is huge news as the solar tax credit is a massive part of the solar investment, and it has never been extended for this long. … Read more

CPUC Proposes Huge Cut to Solar Buyback

This month the California Public Utilities Commission, (CPUC) the governing body which oversees California’s utility companies, is making a decision on a new system for valuing solar. They call this new system ‘Net Billing’, and it is a proposed overhaul to the Net Energy Metering (NEM 2.0) system. This system has provided growth to the … Read more

ACC Votes to Do Away With Solar Grid Access Fee

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ACC Votes to Do Away With Solar Grid Access Fee As a final result of their most recent rate case this month, the Arizona Corporation Commission has voted to do away with APS’ grid access fee for solar homeowners. The ACC is the governing body that oversees APS’ rates and overall finances. It is estimated … Read more

Not All Warranties are Created Equal

As you’ve looked into solar for your home you’ve certainly heard a lot about warranties. One of the great facets of solar is that there are generally very good warranties that come along with such a long-lasting product. That said, there are some very important ideas to keep in mind as you consider differing solar … Read more

Update to California’s Proposed Solar Buyback Decrease

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Update to an article originally published on June 23, 2021: Net Metering in San Diego is Under Attack SDG&E, PG&E, and SCE have submitted their proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission. It is important to note that their proposal is just one added to the case for consideration, but it is very important nonetheless. … Read more

Solar Buyback Decrease Looms as APS Deadline Approaches

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Buyback Decrease New solar-qualified homeowners in APS territory should expect to see a 10% decrease in the value of home solar energy as the Arizona Corporation Commission nears their annual APS buyback hearing. However, homeowners this month are in a great position to be grandfathered at the current buyback rate for the next 10 years. … Read more

Arizona Net Metering

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Net Metering When Arizona homeowners go solar, one of the key factors considered is the rate the utility will pay for any excess solar the system produces or the buyback rate. It was not long ago that solar homeowners received a one-to-one buyback ratio with what’s called APS net metering. This means that for every … Read more

Net Metering in San Diego is Under Attack

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NEM or Net Energy Metering is the system by which utility companies are required to pay people back for their solar. It has served as one of the most effective policies to help further the renewable energy market since 1995. It has long ensured homeowners are properly compensated for their contributions to the grid and … Read more

A Bright Future For Solar

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The world of solar has been greeted with some very bright news early this year, as we leave a year full of uncertainty. The current federal solar tax credit of 26% has been extended through the end of 2022. Additionally, the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) voted to extend APS’ current RCP (buyback rate) through this … Read more

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