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

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, 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

Increase the Value of Your Oakland Home with Bay Area Solar Panels

By installing quality Bay Area solar panels in your Oakland home, you can boost the value of your asset, enjoy long-term energy savings, and reduce pressure on the energy grid. Continue reading

4 Different Types of Bay Area Solar Panels

Whether you’re a homeowner in Martinez or a business owner shopping for Bay Area solar panels for a complex or new development, here’s the lowdown on 4 common solar panel types.
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Home Solar Competition – The Key to a Flourishing Solar Industry In Oakland?

We have had technology for decades to capture the sun’s radiance and turn it into usable electrical and mechanical energy. So why aren’t more homes, businesses, and other institutions using solar power–at least part of the time? Continue reading

Bay Area Solar Power Special

Right now you can go Solar for under $6,000 with a starter kit from Save A Lot Solar. After receiving your Federal Tax Credit your cost is under $4,000.

Bay Area solar special

Time to start saving with solar power is now!

Right now you can go Solar for under $6,000 with a starter kit from Save A Lot Solar. After receiving your Federal Tax Credit your cost is under $4,000.

This price includes all documentation (permit, NET meter application, etc) and installation.

The system contains 5 Canadian Solar 250 watt solar panels and 5 Enphase Micro-Inverters, one inverter per solar panel. The DC Rating (kW STC) is 1.20 kilowatts. This system on average will produce 5 kilowatt hours per day.

This is top of the line, state of the art equipment that will provide the maximum performance for your system.

It comes with a great Internet interface that lets you watch your solar power system create electricity, and allows us to monitor your system to make sure it is always working at 100 percent.

The system is easily expandable with additional solar panels and inverter kits at $1,200 per ($800 after your tax credit).

Will you be happy after installing a home Save A Lot solar system?
See our video testimonials here: Solar customers speak out after 2 years.

Solar Energy on a Cloudy Day

Many Bay Area Homes are in the Fog. Should they get Solar?

Will my solar panels work on a cloudy day?

If you lived in a perpetually sunny city, you might not think twice about installing solar panels on your home, condo, or business. What about the Bay Area? Continue reading