1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Want Another Great Reason To Go Solar? Here Are 5!

    The initial cost of a complete solar system for a home can be deterring for some. We understand the upfront cost may not seem like a smart investment. However, over time, the money you can save on your utility bill, the jobs you will create because of your purchase, and the energy independence you will foster is worth every penny spent on renewable energy. At West Coast Solar, we believe green ene…Read More

  5. How To Store Solar Energy

    Over the last decade, solar power has exploded in popularity. Not only is it an environmentally-friendly energy source, but it’s also saving money for home and business owners by reducing their utility bills. The Solar Energy Industries Association published a report showing that the solar industry doubled in size in 2016. With this exponential growth came the rise of another expanding renewable…Read More

  6. Want To Buy The Best Solar Battery? Compare These 5 Features

    If you’re like the rest of California homeowners, you’re probably feeling the heat of rising utility costs. So what should you do? You can accept it and continue to pay as the cost rises, or you can look for an alternative energy source. At West Coast Solar, we believe renewable energy is the future of power generation, consumption, and storage. That’s why we’re going to share the five def…Read More

  7. Why Is My Home-Energy Bill So High?: Part II

    Does your energy bill for your Sacramento home continue to rise each month? Have you considered how to reduce your energy bill, but can’t seem to find a viable solution? At West Coast Solar, we keep solar simple so you can start saving money as soon as possible. We believe renewable energy is the sector that will power our future. In part one of this blog series, we shared the first three tips o…Read More

  8. Here’s Why You Should Install Solar Batteries for Home Use

    Energy storage systems have been around for a few decades, but solar batteries for home use have only just entered the market. As California utility costs continue to rise, more homeowners are looking for energy alternatives to cut expenditures and keep their lifestyles. Solar batteries for home us can add a significant economic benefit to your life. You will also be indirectly affecting the envir…Read More

  9. How Much Do Solar Batteries Cost?

    As the market adjusts to solar panels and batteries becoming more commonplace, we’re all concerned with the cost, pricing, and return on investment. At West Coast Solar, we understand if a solar battery bank seems like a costly investment, but if you review your energy use you may be surprised at the savings you could find when you use a battery bank. In this post, we’ll be sharing how solar s…Read More

  10. Why Is My Home-Energy Bill So High?: Part I

    If you own a home in Sacramento, you’ve probably opened your most recent energy bill and asked “why is my energy bill so high?” You’ve most likely retrieved the last few months of energy bills and discovered how the cost of electricity is slowly climbing each month. Across California, homeowners are realizing that if they continue to purchase energy from the grid, they will either have to …Read More