The sun will be “shining at night,” at least when it comes to solar energy, thanks to legislation recently signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.

SB 700 extends the life of the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) through 2025. Hundreds of thousands of solar energy storage devices are a key part of the bill, which would allow for the utilization of solar power at night. The law commits the state to $1.2 billion in solar storage incentives, producing close to 3,000 megawatts of “behind-the-meter energy storage systems at schools, farms, homes, nonprofits, and businesses in California” over the next eight years.

Aztec Solar applauds Gov. Brown for passing this important legislation.

Solar energy storage offers Californians and those in the Sacramento region even more options for saving money and managing energy. It is all about how we’re able to harness and utilize solar energy.

As solar energy depends on the sun’s rays, nighttime and cloudy conditions can result in insufficient electricity if there is not a method to store the energy. The most traditional form of storage is a battery, which is being used mostly for short periods to keep the grid stable and not necessarily incorporating the renewable energy into the grid.

The future of solar is ever changing, however, and more storage options are being researched.

You can calculate exactly how much you’ll save with solar by going to utilitypaymentsavings.com.

Contact Aztec Solar if you have any questions, or wish to discuss options for your home! We are happy to provide you with information to help you make your solar energy decisions.

Give us a call today! (916) 853-2700.

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