1. Want Solar Panels For Your House? Ask These 7 Questions First!: Part One

    At West Coast Solar, we’re excited to see residential solar systems taking on a new role for homes. Not only do they produce clean energy, but they’re actually raising home values in Sacramento. How could a home solar power system increase the value of a building? Well, consider how you get your energy now. It runs through a grid, and you pay for your usage—typically, per kilowatt. What if y…Read More

  2. What You Need For A Home Solar Power System

    Are you ready to save money on your energy bill? Do you live in Sacramento? You’ve probably noticed the cost of your utility bill rising. The traditional energy market is volatile. It rises and falls according to resources and other factors. Do you know what has been consistent for the last two decades? Renewable energy. As the technology has advanced, the cost of solar energy has gradually decl…Read More

  3. Exploring Solar Panel Kits For Sale? Ask These 6 Questions Before Buying!

    Do you want to go green with your energy use in Sacramento? You’re not alone. As prices continue to rise across the state of California, more home and business owners are making the switch to solar power systems. It’s a smart decision! You get to save money on your utility bills, help the environment, and become independent with your energy use—even if you may still be connected to the grid.…Read More

  4. Considering A Home Automation System? Ask These 10 Questions First!

    Have you considered home automation? Do you find the idea of a smart home attractive and effective? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans across the nation are making the switch to smart homes in an effort to make their lives easier and to save money on utility bills. Especially in California, energy prices are volatile and continue to climb. As a homeowner in Sacramento, you may be thinking a…Read More

  5. How To Choose The Best Solar Power Installer: Part Four

    Dozens of solar power installers exist to serve your needs, but do you know which one is perfect for your project? In this blog series, we’re sharing 38 questions you should ask potential solar power companies before you hire them. Granted, there are dozens of more questions we could add to this list, but these are the most popular questions we get at West Coast Solar. Nonetheless, in this post,…Read More

  6. How To Choose The Best Solar Power Installer: Part Three

    Do you know how much a solar system will cost you? Have you considered the various financing options like solar panel leasing, power purchase agreements (PPA), or personal loans? At West Coast Solar, we don’t want finances to stand in the way of you saving money on your utility bills and reducing home carbon-emissions. In this blog series, we’re sharing 38 questions you can ask potential solar…Read More

  7. How To Choose The Best Solar Power Installer: Part Two

    Do you know what to ask potential solar power installers before you hire them to complete your solar project? In this blog series, we’re sharing 38 questions to ask solar companies before you hire them to design, install, and maintain your solar power system. In part one, we shared questions you can ask companies about potential cost savings, required licenses, and expected insurance coverage. I…Read More

  8. How To Choose The Best Solar Power Installer: Part One

    It can be tough to find the best solar power installer for your renewable energy investment. Your budget, energy needs, and customer-service expectations all play a role in your decision. You’ll need to research which company fits you and your project, which can take some time. Whether you’re looking to install solar on your home or business, there are dozens of companies that can help you. So…Read More

  9. The Smart Grid and Your Smart Car: Part Seven

    What does your smart car have to do with energy consumption? It’s all in the efficiency and effectiveness of energy use. At West Coast Solar, we strongly believe that renewable energy is the future of energy consumption. The benefits far outweigh the shortcomings. Nonetheless, on average, a fossil-fuel powered vehicle emits 4.6 metric tons of carbon emissions per year. There are an estimated 250…Read More

  10. The Smart Grid and Power Distribution: Part Six

    Energy is seeing one of the biggest technological upgrades in the last 100 years. For the last century, we’ve used relatively the same power distribution system to transfer energy from a grid to the consumer. Now that smart technology, renewable energy, and a variety of other technological advancements have been introduced to the energy industry, we’re seeing a shift in focus. Not only is the …Read More