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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

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

Are You Interested In (so called) Free Solar? 

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Is Rooftop Solar really free? The truth is that many homeowners can make the switch for the same or less than they are currently paying for electricity. So for no additional cost, you may be able to make the switch to solar, and in that sense, the switch to solar is “free.”

Micro Inverters Vs String Inverters for Solar Panels in Hot Climates

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The inverter plays a critical role in any solar power system design. It converts direct current (DC) produced by the solar panels and converts it into alternating current and makes it usable. Many consider it the “Brain” of the entire system. There are a lot of conversations out there about grid tie inverters and how … Read more

Going Solar: What You Should Know About Solar & Utilities

So you’re exploring solar. It’s good for the planet, it’s a renewable source of electricity, and it will save you money in the long run. The first step in going solar is understanding your current utility costs and understanding the extent that solar power systems will or may affect your electric bills. This is often … Read more

Project Spotlight: San Francisco de Asis Parish and School

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System Type: Custom Roof Mount; Grid-Tied System Size: 116.82 kW; School and Sanctuary Equipment & Features: – (396) 295 Watt PV Modules – Custom S5 Metal Roofing Hardware – Fronius Symo Inverters Estimated CO2 Reduction: 9,702,182 lbs In the spring of 2018, Rooftop Solar finished construction on the award winning San Francisco De Asis Catholic … Read more

Amicus: The Power of Community

One of the many things that makes us unique is our commitment to not only sustainability, but community. We believe interconnection and cooperation are the driving factors to a healthy and successful society. For these reasons, we have partnered with the solar cooperative Amicus – who’s drive to better serve the environment and make solar … Read more

5 Spectacular Solar Powered Art Sculptures

Solar power inspires so many – especially through solar powered art! While we work in a more industrial capacity, we are constantly inspired by artists who are renovating the use of solar through their creative work. Seed-Pod by artist Dee Dee Morrison Located at Xavier University in New Orleans, LA, this beautiful and intricate sculpture … Read more

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