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

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

Saving Serious Money with Solar for Your Pleasanton or Brentwood Home

At first blush, it sounds like a pipedream. Can you really save substantial money by opting for a Pleasanton solar solution?

You probably already know that solar can reduce your reliance on the grid. It thus stabilizes your energy bill and boosts the long-term value of your home.

But two big new changes are making the solar investment wiser than ever. Continue reading

How, Exactly, Do Solar Cells Work? (It’s Not Magic.)

You’re intrigued by the possible benefits of switching to Oakland solar power.

You’re enticed by the prospect of boosting your home’s value, saving on heating and cooling costs, and “helping the planet.” But you’re also somewhat confused.

How, exactly, do solar cells work?Solar Benefits

The “black box” inside gets incredibly technical, but the gist is actually pretty simple. Continue reading