The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) wants to make new changes to the current net energy metering program. They believe solar users are causing prices to increase for non-solar users due to cost-shifting. Because of this they have proposed new changes that will cut into solar benefits in order to save non-solar users money.
Solar PV panels are very resilient and can handle some of the most extreme environments on the planet. Many people still wonder, can solar panels produce energy when covered in snow or will heavy cloud coverage blocking the sun keep your solar panels from producing energy? In this article we will cover what happens when solar panels are faced with these extreme weather situations.
California's Solar Mandate made solar PV panels mandatory for all home builders to install on their new home construction, while other states added more solar incentives. Now many home builders are starting to see that there are more benefits to installing solar power on their new home construction, for both home builders and home owners.
On February 15, 2021, Texas experienced one of the largest blackouts in U.S. history. Millions of Texans were left without any power, during extreme cold weather conditions, which led to many families struggling to keep their families warm. Since Texas separated its electric grid from the rest of the U.S. many families went days without electricity, or heat.
Net energy metering (NEM) is an energy monitoring program for homeowners with solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, that allows homeowners to earn energy credits towards their electricity bill. By entering into a net metering program agreement with your power company, you can earn net energy credits towards your final “True-up” bill. It may be easier if you picture the grid as a giant battery that you can store your energy on until you need it. If you store enough solar energy, then you will not need to worry about buying anymore; however, if you consume more energy than you are producing you will need to buy that excess energy net back from the grid.
Deciding to upgrade to solar photovoltaic (PV) panels is a big decision for customers, and some may be wondering “are solar panels worth it?” The list of solar benefits customers can receive from upgrading to a home solar system grows daily. While there are many benefits of solar energy, the following are our picks for the top 5 solar benefits when upgrading to solar PV panels.
These Summer blackouts are planned for your safety even though they are a pain to live through. There are several ways to prepare for these public safety power outages. As living through these power outages, ourselves, we have come up with a list of ways to prepare for the planned Summer blackouts.
While working from home is the new norm, your increased energy bill does not need to be. Typically, utility bills are lower due to working in the office or away from home. Here are some tips of different ways to save energy while working from home.
In the situation of a power outage, your Battery Backup System recognizes when there is an outage and turns on to ensure that your power will keep running. You will never have to worry about your power again. When combined with solar, this battery can power your home for seven days or longer.
When going solar, most of our customers choose renewable energy over their utility company to save money. Choosing renewable energy is better for the environment and allows you to save in the long haul. We understand that going solar is a huge investment which is why we want to help show you the benefits of going solar with a home battery. Below are the many ways you can save when installing both solar and a backup battery.
At Infinity Energy, we are dedicated to treating our employees and customers like family. Our Energy Advisors dive into the why's of going solar with you and tailor your system to your unique situation. We understand that every household is different, which is why we give customized quotes to fit your needs. Infinity Energy strives to be different and below are just a few of many ways we differentiate ourselves from competitors.
The first step to understanding how solar works is knowing what happens when that the sunlight hits the solar panel system on your roof. The panel converts this sunlight into the electricity from a DC current to an AC current for home consumption. There are many different complicated ways this can be explained in regards to atoms and the different types of electricity, but it is really this simple. Solar panels were designed to convert electricity from the sun into energy you consume.
The Self-Generation Incentive Program is one of the longest running programs in the country. It began as a response to the energy crisis in California in 2001. It is a rebate incentive program that is only available in that state of California. In 2001, SGIP focused on smaller projects which then grew due to the impact it had. Since 2016, SGIP has funded just over thousands of projects.
Going solar shows that you care for the environment, about saving money and that you are self-sufficient from utility companies. It is necessary to research the advantages when considering purchasing solar. There are endless possibilities solar will provide to ensure you have a better future.