1. Handy Tips to Save Energy During the Holidays, Part 1 | West Coast Solar

    Can you believe the holidays are already here? If you’re like many people, you’re already trying to brainstorm ways to save a little extra money during the holidays, but did you know by cutting down on your energy usage, you can actually save money at the same time? It’s true!  That’s why your friends at West Coast Solar have a few handy tips to help you reduce your energy use and cut dow…Read More

  2. Times And Taxes Are Changing, Which Means You Should Invest In Solar In 2019

    In 2006, the US decided that putting an emphasis on solar power was a priority. The government created the ITC, or the solar Investment Tax Credit. It was the government's way of indirectly subsidizing the solar industry and giving it the push it needed to become the world-class player it is now. Actually, since the ITC came into effect, there’s been a 10,000% increase in growth for the solar in…Read More

  3. Bringing Vintages Homes Into The Future With Solar Power Panels

    Northern California is full of beautiful vintage homes. A Sunday drive through various neighborhoods can easily bring to mind beautiful, visual scenes from “East Of Eden” By John Steinbeck, not because of the astonishing California scenery, but because of the endearing Salinas Valley-esk architecture and the Northern California environment that is so well-documented in his work. Taking a strol…Read More

  4. When Is the Best Time to Install Solar Panels? | West Coast Solar

    Here at West Coast Solar, one question we hear frequently is, “When is the best time to install solar panels?” While the simple answer is, “Anytime is a great time to install a solar panel system on your home or business!”, we can dig into this question a little bit deeper.  When Is the Best Time to Install a Solar Power System? When it comes to installing panels on your home or business …Read More

  5. 5 Benefits of Solar Power for the Tourism Industry

    Like most counties, cities, and regions in Northern California, Contra Costa County, has a booming tourism industry, with tourists coming to visit our beautiful California landscapes from all corners of the world. From museums, restaurants, and hotels to waterparks and shopping centers, there is something here for anyone coming to visit. But with all of the nearby attractions in constant operation…Read More

  6. Pros and Cons of Used Solar Panels

    There’s no doubt in anyone’s minds that the USA as a whole isn’t particularly skilled at dealing with the waste of our society very well. Sure, we make efforts to recycle more and to use recycled materials where we can, but the landfills still climb higher every day. What’s odd though, is most folks don’t consider what happens to all of the green components we outfit our housing with onc…Read More

  7. Wildfires Are Making Solar Panel Installation More Cost Effective, But Not In The Way You’d Think

    If you’ve been a Northern California native for several years, you already know about the wildfires. You’re already familiar with the way your lungs constrict when you step out the door. You know all about the asthma flare-ups you or your family members suffer. We don’t need to describe the utter horror you experienced as you watched the videos circulating all over Facebook of people driving…Read More

  8. Prepare For Power Outages With Solar Panel Installation

    The Pacific Gas & Electric Company is gearing up for and notifying people of the possible power outages coming down the road soon. In a place like Napa or Marin, we all know how crucial maintaining power is to the continued level of comfort we're used to. The ability to power up your kid’s laptop aside, you still need to be able to access your work email and maintain temperature control thro…Read More

  9. How Can I Reduce My Energy Usage?

    Saving energy is even easier than you think. By simply making small changes to your everyday routine, you can reduce your daily, weekly, monthly, and annual energy usage and save money on your electric bill at the same time. Today, your friends at West Coast Solar will share some handy tips to help you save energy every day. Learn more below! Follow These Everyday Tips for Saving Energy From repla…Read More

  10. How Nonprofits Can Benefit Using Solar Power

    It’s common to hear how homeowners are saving money when they make the switch to solar power, but what about businesses, for- and non-profits? Can a business offset their electricity bills with a solar power system? Will they see the same benefits as a homeowner when they make the switch to solar power? The short answer is yes! If you’re a non-profit and want to talk solar companies that servi…Read More