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Don’t Just Recycle – Repurpose!

Recycling has really become a way of life for most of us in California. But there are so many items that get thrown away in the trash or recycling bin that can actually be given new life by repurposing them! Here are a few ideas for…


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Keep Bugs Away Naturally

Bugs Bugging You? Summertime means hot weather, but it also means the creepy crawlies are out. Not all bugs are bad – in fact, some bugs are vital, like bees and ladybugs. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you want to invite them to your next…


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Beat the Heat this Summer!

The heatwave has landed! And with our drought still going strong, doesn’t look like we’ll have any relief soon from these hot temperatures. So here are a few ideas and tips to stay cool: 1. Stay out of the sun as much as possible – especially when…


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Power Quality and Your Business

Guest post by Carter Lavin: When businesses wonder if solar is right for them, some of their first questions are “will solar affect my power quality” and “will solar be able to handle my high voltage equipment?” Fortunately, the answers are easy: a solar array…


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Be Water Smart

We talk a lot about switching to solar and making sure you’ve got a handle on your energy needs, but what’s happening with your water? California is in a drought that doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon, so how can you be more water…


Spring Cleaning Checklist Leave a comment More »

Spring Cleaning Checklist

We are a few weeks into spring and that means it’s a great time for thinking about spring cleaning and home maintenance. Here’s a handy checklist to make sure your home is running efficiently: If you have solar panels, make sure they’re nice and clean…


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Download Residential Energy Credits 2014 Form 5695

IRS Form 5695 for Residential Energy Credits 2014 is now available for those who are looking to claim energy credits on their 2012 taxes. You are eligible to apply for this credit if you purchased and installed a solar power system during 2014. Please click link…


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The Solar Company Partners With Football Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott

Castro Valley, Ca – The Solar Company is happy to announce a new partnership with Hall of Fame football player, Ronnie Lott. Lott and his wife Karen had a 26kW system installed on their Bay Area home which helps them save money on electricity while…


Solar Power: Should I Wait for Technology to Improve? 9 Comments More »

Solar Power: Should I Wait for Technology to Improve?

Should I wait? That is what most people ask themselves when thinking about whether or not they should switch to solar. However, the real question they should be asking themselves is: how soon do I want to start saving money? Installing solar power on your home is one…


Can I Fix a Cracked Solar Panel? 4 Comments More »

Can I Fix a Cracked Solar Panel?

Unfortunately, you cannot fix a cracked solar panel. Although there are many internet sites that claim you can, the chemical reactions that occur within the photovoltaic panels we install on your home require properly and completely sealed cells to allow for maximum performance of your…


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