When does the Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit decrease?

  Before we get into solar, what is a Tax Credit? A tax credit is money that the government gives taxpayers back from what they paid in to taxes. It is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in income taxes from your federal tax filing. If you earn a $5,000 tax credit, your federal taxes will be $5,000 […]

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Clean Energy Victory Bonds Proposed to Advance Clean Energy Initiatives

  What is the concept behind Clean Energy Victory Bonds? During World War I, America introduced the concept of Victory Bonds: bonds sold to raise money for the cause and provide a return to investors. This is the same concept that California lawmakers are exploring with their Clean Energy Victory Bond initiative: proposed bonds that, […]

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SunPower X-Series is The Most Efficient Solar Panel Available

  X-Series: What’s the big deal? We talked a few weeks ago about the SunPower A-Series, the most cutting edge panels available in solar. Let’s switch gears and cover the most popular panel series SunPower sells: the X-Series. Solar Reviews notes that when it comes to performance, the SunPower X-Series is on top of the […]

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The SunPower App: What is my solar system doing right now?

SunPower is the first to release a smartphone app that shows customers their solar system energy and usage. The user friendly app displays information about current generating capacity, current production, usage and the net difference between the current production and usage. All sorts of charts and graphs make it easy for homeowners to tell exactly […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Solar Storage Batteries

What is a solar storage battery? Solar storage batteries are pretty much exactly what they sound like: rechargeable, deep-cycle batteries that collect excess energy from a solar panel system for future use. Many solar systems generate more energy than a home can consume. If the local utility company does not have a net metering policy, or […]

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