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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? 5 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? 3 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…

Can Solar Panels Work at Night? 5 Comments More »

Can Solar Panels Work at Night?

During the day, the sun shines brightly and solar panels get busy absorbing rays and generating electricity. But what happens when the sun goes down? Can solar panels work at night? Even though solar panels are not actively producing much at night (maybe just a…

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California Solar Growing in Leaps and Bounds

This is an exciting time for the solar industry, especially if you live in California. According to Mosaic, a company that connects investors to solar projects, “Between October 2013 and March 2014, 80% of the new electricity installed in the United States was renewable energy.…

Who Uses Solar Power? 3 Comments More »

Who Uses Solar Power?

No matter how old you are or where you live, everyone uses electricity. And chances are you’re already using solar power in some aspect of your life. Calculators, cell phone chargers – the uses for solar power are endless. But are you using solar power all…

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Solar Production During Winter

February was a busy month for solar! We don’t usually have as much sun as we’ve been having this far into winter – but due to the drought, it’s meant drier weather for more installations. And it’s not just California solar that’s been growing like…

Adding Solar Panels to an Existing System 5 Comments More »

Adding Solar Panels to an Existing System

We are asked fairly often: Can I add more panels to my system down the road? How difficult is it to upgrade? There are many factors to consider in upgrading a system. Panel size, inverter capacity, and space are going to be the biggest deciders.…

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Solar in 2014

As 2014 begins, many predictions are being made on a host of interesting topics – who’s getting married? What will be the new breakthrough inventions? Who’s getting added to the Celebrity Death Watch list? Morbid, yes, but it illustrates an important point: people want to…

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