CA State Solar Bill: AB 327

California Solar Power Changes

A complex and controversial bill, AB 327, recently passed the California State senate.

bay area home solar installationThe implications of this law — both for professional solar providers and for consumers who want solar power for the home — could be profound. On September 9, the Senate voted 33-5 to approve the measure, which addresses electricity rate reform and solar net metering. Continue reading

White House Solar Installs Solar Panels

How Solar Panel Installation Will Pay for Itself

The solar panel installation experts and renewable energy enthusiasts at Save a Lot Solar were inspired to learn that the Obama administration has begun to put up American-made solar panels at the White House.

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Photovoltaic Solar Panel System: The Basics

Whether you’re just beginning your foray into residential solar power research, or you’re on the verge of purchasing a solution (and finally getting that solar energy rebate!), you’re probably confused about how photovoltaic solar panel systems operate and what they can do for your home and energy bill. Continue reading

How Long Will My Solar Roof Last?

Is A Bay Area Home Solar Installation Right For You?

You’re toying with the idea of installing solar panels on your roof to finally “bite the bullet” and get off the grid.

You love the idea of protecting the environment, lowering your energy bill, improving the resale value of your home, and potentially qualifying for rebates from the government for going solar. On the other hand, you want to ensure that your investment lasts. Continue reading

Top 10 Residential Solar Power Terms to Know

Bay Area Home Solar Information

Whether you’re pricing out San Jose home solar installation or just exploring how to get your energy bill down, your ability to make smart decisions depends, at least in part, on how well you understand your options. To that end, let’s clearly define 10 very important solar power terms. Continue reading

Bay Area Home Solar Equipment

Equipment for Oakland Solar

Our San Jose home solar team prepared the following quick primer on exciting new solar equipment technology. Continue reading

Two California Cities Now Require Residential Solar

Residential Solar Expanding in California

Our Livermore solar installation team was excited to learn that two California municipalities now mandate the use of solar energy.

The cities of Lancaster and Sebastopol now both have laws on the books that require homes to be solar photovoltaic ready. The laws apply not just residential homes, but also to additions and remodels as well as to commercial buildings. Continue reading

4 Home Solar Myths

Bay Area Residential Solar Power Myths

As San Jose and Livermore home solar installation professionals, we at Save a Lot Solar often spend a lot of time busting annoying myths about solar power. In this post, we have distilled 4 particularly prevalent myths, so that you can make a more informed, objective decision about your home solar energy needs: Continue reading

Power Purchase Agreement (PPA): Your Ticket to Pay for Home Solar?

How To Pay For Your Bay Area Home Solar Installation

Our Bay Area solar company believes passionately in the solar dream.

One day, we hope, homes and businesses in Oakland will extract the most of their energy from a mid-sized star 93 million miles away. We will all be freed from the utility dinosaurs. Continue reading

Don’t Go Solar Until You Take These 3 Steps

Before You Install Your Residential Solar Panels

While the Save A Lot Solar team heartily recommends solar energy as a cost-effective, value-enhancing, environmental choice, we advise homeowners to prepare themselves before they install solar panels. There are 3 activities you should do before investing substantially in a solar energy future. Continue reading