What Is a Solar Battery, and Can It Boost Your Power Supply?

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If you’re thinking about making the transition to solar power for your home, you probably have many questions about the process. There’s a good chance you came across material regarding solar battery backups while doing your research. At this point, you may be wondering, “what is a solar battery?” Solar batteries store the energy generated … Read more

California Solar Industry [Facts You Might Not Know]

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California is the nation’s leading producer of solar energy, with nearly 25% of the state’s electricity harnessed from the sun. And with strong community support, declining solar costs, and state mandates to increase the use of renewable energy, its solar production is projected to continue growing rapidly for the foreseeable future. It’s worth learning more … Read more

Can My HOA Stop Me From Installing Solar Panels?

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More homes and companies are switching to solar energy due to its numerous benefits, such as reducing your carbon footprint and electricity bill. Not all localities, however, make solar panel installation simple. If your property is part of a homeowners association, you might ask, “Can my HOA stop me from installing solar panels?” Here’s what … Read more

How to Clean Solar Panels on a Roof [6 Steps from the Pros]

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Many people are fortunate enough to live in an environment with low levels of smog, dust, and sand in the air, which means cleaning the solar panels on a roof is unnecessary. However, many areas in California are not so lucky. We deal with these environmental elements daily, so our solar panels could probably use … Read more

California Solar Mandate [& How It Impacts Homeowners]

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In California, there is a solar mandate to help the state move entirely to renewable energy. Solar panels are good for you, your wallet, and nature, but what exactly is the mandate, and how will it affect your home? We’re giving you the full rundown of the California solar mandate. Bonus: Take our quiz to … Read more

What Is the Best Battery Backup for Solar Panels?

Battery Backup for Solar Panels [A Basic Guide] | Current Home

A battery backup for solar panels is essential during blackouts and severe weather storms. Like a generator, battery backups can get everything up and running without needing the grid. This is one of the main reasons why solar battery backups have become so popular. But before you begin the battery backup hunt, there are a … Read more

Is Solar Power Renewable?

Solar Power: A Renewable Energy | Current Home

Solar power is a renewable energy source and is one of the cleanest ways to harvest energy. Solar power is harvested radiation from the sun and is collected when the radiation reaches a solar panel, which is able to absorb sunlight and process it into energy.  Why is solar power renewable? Because the energy sourced … Read more

Solar Power Bill & Net Metering Explained

Learn All about Net Metering and Solar Power | Current Home

The 5 Ws of Net Metering Explained What is net metering? Net metering, explained simply, is measuring the energy you add to and take from the grid. Those with solar panels use and store different amounts of energy every day. For example, on a rainy day, you will probably be using more energy than your … Read more

5 Things to Know About Solar Panel Maintenance

Solar Panel Maintenance and Repairs | Current Home

One of the huge benefits of solar panels is that once installed, you get to watch your electricity bill go down with very little solar panel maintenance. However, to get the most out of your solar panels, it is important to keep them clean and keep up on any solar energy repairs. 1. Monitor Energy … Read more

Why Does California Have Rolling Blackouts?

Why Does California Have Rolling Blackouts?

Power outages or blackouts are more than annoyances—they have a significant impact on the economy, health, and public safety. Unfortunately, blackouts became a way of life for those of us in the Golden State in recent years, and they may continue into 2021 as well. But why does California have rolling blackouts? And can you … Read more