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19 06, 2019

Power Outages

By |2019-06-19T15:00:03+00:00June 19th, 2019|Community, Renewable Energy Policy|Comments Off on Power Outages

POWER OUTAGES  – PART 1 WhAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS? Ever since PG&E announced they may be shutting off power for two days or more during extreme weather events, we’ve been getting lots of calls and emails asking about batteries and generators. “How much will it cost to add batteries to my solar system? How much [...]

13 03, 2019

CCAs and California’s Changing Electric Energy Landscape

By |2019-06-12T14:23:54+00:00March 13th, 2019|Renewable Energy Policy|Comments Off on CCAs and California’s Changing Electric Energy Landscape

Many Californians are concerned about rising electricity costs given limited choices in an underserved energy marketplace. Over 60% of California residents are served by only three of the state’s six investor-owned utilities (IOUs). [1] In the service areas of the three largest IOUs (Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & [...]

16 01, 2019

The Time for Time-of-Use has Arrived!

By |2019-06-12T13:55:13+00:00January 16th, 2019|Community, Renewable Energy Policy|Comments Off on The Time for Time-of-Use has Arrived!

When everyone is using power at the same time, it is very expensive to produce that power. Investor-owned utilities pass this expense onto ratepayers in the form of Time-of-Use (TOU) rate schedules. Mandated by the California Public Utilities Commission, TOU rates encourage consumers to change their behavior to save both energy and money, which translates [...]

13 01, 2019

CA Net Metering Policy Is Up for Re-Evaluation in 2019

By |2019-06-12T13:42:41+00:00January 13th, 2019|Renewable Energy Policy|Comments Off on CA Net Metering Policy Is Up for Re-Evaluation in 2019

This potential change in Net Energy Metering in 2019 could significantly impact the value of renewable energy on the grid for future solar customers.