Solar Blog

Solar is the future and here is why

Did you know that in the last year solar power’s demand has increased by over 40 percent? Residential solar power demands are up from the year before, too, according to a recent article by NextCity.

Solar energy outperforms non-clean energy

Did you know it would only take a little over a week of solar energy to run a light bulb for a year? That’s exactly what Good Magazine’s recent experiment on renewable energy concluded.

Winterizing Your Solar Energy System

You weather proof your home every year by caulking windows, checking furnaces, fireplaces and chimneys, and cleaning out your gutters. These things are all important to help protect your family and your real estate investment.

Advantages of solar energy far outweigh disadvantages

There are always two sides of an argument, and to a certain extent, that is the case with solar energy. But the numerous benefits and advantages of solar energy far outweigh the disadvantages, according to CleanTechnica.

Cool down your house for less with a free solar attic fan!

Summer is winding down, but you wouldn’t know it from the 90-plus temperatures that plague our home town of Sacramento. In this type of heat, we all enjoy staying indoors where it’s cool, but cringe when we open the electric bill.

Rate hikes are on the way, but solar can make the utility companies pay you!

It’s official. Your PG&E bill is about to go up by nearly $8 each month, thanks to an approved change by the California Public Utilities Commission, in order to update its operations and infrastructure.

Return on investment for solar is higher than other popular investments

Ever since the housing crash, homeowners are looking for ways to boost their home’s value in the long-term. There are many options when it comes to investments that add value to your home, but some are better than others.

Who wouldn’t want to swim for most of the year? Now you can!

Did you know that solar energy is one of the most cost-effective ways to heat your pool? According to Energy.gov, a solar power system for your pool is not only cost competitive with gas and heat pump pool heaters, but the low maintenance costs make them one of the most cost effective uses of solar energy! Interested in learning more?

Aztec customer decreases energy bill to nearly $0 after installing solar panels

Dean Getz installed solar panels from Aztec on his business recently and over the last three months his energy bill has dropped to nearly $0. His energy bill was $1,500 a month last September, which is illustrated in the chart below.

Renewable energy in your home AND on the road

Chances are if you’re reading this blog, you are already interested in renewable energy. For those who may be on the fence about how home solar electricity may benefit them beyond just powering their home with renewable energy, we decided to share the fun side of solar with you on this week’s blog.

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