1. The Smart Grid and Operation Centers: Part Five

    Energy supply and demand is a huge concern as the national population grows. Technology advancements in smart grids and renewable energy are offering a variety of solutions to energy consumption at scale. A vital piece to energy use is the grid operation center. These centers are stationed all over our nation and manage the flow of energy between the grid and the consumer. Grid operators are respo…Read More

  2. The Smart Grid and Consumer Cooperation: Part Four

    As energy technology advances, West Coast Solar believes renewable energy sources are the future of energy consumption. Whether you utilize solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, or biomass, you’re creating a better future for your loved ones, the community, and the planet. Go green with renewable energy and do more than save money on your utility bills. You can help save the environment, become energy…Read More

  3. The Smart Grid and Your Solar Power System: Part Three

    Renewable energy and smart grids are the future of energy use. At West Coast Solar, we believe in providing our customers with the opportunity to save money on their utility bills, help save the environment, and create a better future for their loved ones with the installation of a solar power system on their home or business. In the last blog post, we discussed how smart grids and smart homes int…Read More

  4. The Smart Grid and Your Smart Home: Part Two

    At West Coast Solar, we believe the future of power consumption is in renewable energy. Green energy does two things for homeowners. It offers a way to save money on utility bills and help save the environment. In this blog series, we’ll be sharing how smart grids affect your energy use through smart homes, cars, appliances, and more. We’ll also be sharing how a smart grid and a solar power sy…Read More

  5. The Smart Grid and Your Power: Part One

    At West Coast Solar, we believe renewable energy is the future of efficient, effective, and responsible energy consumption. That’s why in this blog series, we’re going to discuss smart grids, how they affect your energy use, what you can do to take advantage of them (if they are implemented in your area), and why they are important to the future of energy use. We’ll touch on topics like smar…Read More

  6. California Energy Commission Requires Solar On New Homes: Part Two

    At West Coast Solar, we believe the future of energy is in renewable energy sources like wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, and more. This is why we’re so excited to see the state of California continuing its commitment to move toward cleaner, more efficient energy consumption. On May 9, 2018, the California Energy Commission approved the new 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, which include…Read More

  7. California Energy Commission Requires Solar On New Homes: Part One

    The California Energy Commission aims to take the equivalent of 115,000 fossil-fuel-powered vehicles off the road with the newly approved solar mandate passed on May 9, 2018. The goal is to cut more than 50 percent of home-energy use in Sacramento homes with mandatory inclusion of solar power systems on all newly built homes starting in 2020. This type of mandate is the first of its kind in the co…Read More

  8. Do You Need A Solar Charge Controller?

    Overcharging your solar battery is a serious concern for those with an off-grid solar power system. If you’re off-grid and ruin any of your batteries, you’re going to have less energy stored, which means less energy available for use. At West Coast Solar, we fully support the use of renewable energy, whether as a grid tie-in or as an off-grid project. We encourage you, however, to take the nec…Read More

  9. Find The Best Solar Installation Company in Sacramento: Part II

    There are hundreds of solar companies in California you can choose from to make the switch to solar power. You could take your search national and find a larger company that services your area. At West Coast Solar, we believe in helping those looking to transition to a renewable energy source, and we understand how overwhelming the online search process can feel. In this post, we’ll share two mo…Read More

  10. Can You Use The Solar Investment Tax Credit For Solar Storage?

    If you’re looking to include or add an energy storage feature to your solar system, you’ll want to get the best price possible. Although the federal government offers an Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar systems, it can take a careful read to discover what the credit actually covers. In this post, we’re going to discuss solar batteries, specifically. If you’re ready to design and insta…Read More