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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…


Should I replace my roof before installing solar panels? 6 Comments More »

Should I replace my roof before installing solar panels?

You’re interested in installing solar panels on your home and your roof is the ideal place for the solar array. But is your roof up to the job? A few items to take into account when considering whether or not to replace your roof before you…


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Download Residential Energy Credits 2015 Form 5695

IRS Form 5695 for Residential Energy Credits 2015 is now available for those who are looking to claim energy credits on their 2015 taxes. You are eligible to apply for this credit if you purchased and installed a solar power system on your home during…


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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 2014 taxes. You are eligible to apply for this credit if you purchased and installed a solar power system during 2014. Please click link…


Panel Security and Roof Integrity Leave a comment More »

Panel Security and Roof Integrity

I have had people ask me about how secure the solar panels will be on their roof.  They are concerned about high winds and the integrity of their roofs.  I did some research into the subject and discovered a few key facts about solar installations…


Avoid Solar Panel Decision Paralysis Leave a comment More »

Avoid Solar Panel Decision Paralysis

Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. Have you ever gone shopping for something such as a new smart phone and can’t decide on which one to buy? Android or iPhone? Galaxy or Incredible 2? iPhone 4s or wait till iPhone 5? With the numerous options that are out…


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Top 10 Countries Installing Solar Power

  Ever wonder which countries are the top installers of solar power? The United States is currently in 5th position, not too far behind Germany with it rapidly expanding pace. With prices dropping and incentives being given by the government, along-side advances in technology, the…


What Are Black Solar Panels? Leave a comment More »

What Are Black Solar Panels?

Did you know that solar panels come in colors other than the standard dark blue and white grid modules typically seen? If you were hoping for pastel, then I’m sorry to burst your excitement. The good news is that there are other colors out there…


Schools and Colleges Going Solar? Leave a comment More »

Schools and Colleges Going Solar?

Schools going solar? It’s true. Many schools have already gone solar and many other schools are starting to follow the wave of solar energy as well. Just the other day, I was stopping by a relatively new high school in my neighborhood in good ol’…


A Homeowner Looks Into Solar Leave a comment More »

A Homeowner Looks Into Solar

So, you are paying a substantial electric bill, and you ask yourself, “What would it be like to produce my own electricity at a lower cost with virtually no negative impact on the environment?” You think to yourself, how do I go about doing this?…


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