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Will the solar movement be impeded by the solar tariff imposed by President Trump in January?

Amazon is shooting for the sun and is about to rev up one of California’s biggest solar rooftop systems that spreads 23 rooftop-acres. It’s a microcosm of the trend sweeping across corporate America. But is this wave more powerful than current federal policies and especially the just-imposed solar tariffs? Eco-minded businesses, in fact, have led

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Premium Peimar solar panels from Zero Down Solar

  Zero Down Solar uses 300 Watt Peimar solar panels which have just been classified as ‘PREMIUM’  by  ENERGY SAGE which is a respected authority for the solar industry. Only 6 panels have the ‘Premium’ status, and we are very pleased that the quality of Peimar panels has been recognized. Here is what Energysage says:

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SDGE Time Of Use Rates to Become Compulsory from March 31 2018

SDGE will move all rate plans to Time of Use SDGE will move all rate plans to Time of Use and have already changed the peak hours for TOU rates to 4pm-9pm. And SDGE will start making TOU rates compulsory for all post solar applications after March 31 2018. Solar users now have the ability

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Timeline: Solar Installation San Diego

Timeline for Solar Installation San Diego From start to finish, Zero Down Solar solar installations at your home usually are completed within 2-3 weeks. That is 2-3 weeks from the time you decide to the final ‘Permission to Operate’ authorization from SDGE/ local utility. And Zero Down Solar handles all of these and every facet

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Solar Storage System: DC versus AC

  Zero Down Solar is committed to providing the best value to our customers by following actively monitoring the latest developments in the industry. Our focus is not only the technological innovation and progress but also the regulatory/policy changes, and other key factors such as the electric rate related topics. This allows us to proactively advise

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San Diego Solar Net Metering Changes

  SDG&E is expecting the first phase of Residential Default TOU rate rollout to begin in early 2018 with full implementation completed in 2019. With certain limited exceptions, default TOU rates will be applicable to all residential customers, including customers receiving service under Schedule NEM, that are not covered by TOU Period Grandfathering. The original

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Residential Solar Installation Choices: Storage

Residential Solar Installation options include choosing between a standard grid-tied solar energy system, a solar battery backup, or a hybrid solar system. Here’s a simple explanation and discussion of all three options that you should keep in mind when you’re comparing hybrid solar panels to typical grid-connection or off-grid options. Residential Solar Installation Option #1:

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Solar pool heaters make sense in San Diego

In San Diego, you can significantly reduce swimming pool heating costs by installing a solar pool heater. They’re cost competitive with both gas and heat pump pool heaters, and they have very low annual operating costs. Actually, solar pool heating is the most cost-effective way to use solar energy in many climates. Per San Diego

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Keep in Mind if you are Planning to Buy Solar San Diego

If you are planning to buy solar San Diego, or already have solar panels in San Diego, then the new TOU hours/rates may affect you.  The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved new Time-of-Use (TOU) periods for SDG&E’s electric rates that will become effective for customers on December 1, 2017. TOU Period Grandfathering permits eligible

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Buy Solar in San Diego: Cheap Solar Imports Pros & Cons

In California solar is booming, many consumers have decided, since 2010, that it makes economic sense to buy solar in San Diego and throughout the state.  However there is legislation on the horizon that might impact future solar adopters. Abigail Ross Hopper, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association, called the trade commission’s

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