1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Disregard These Dangerous Commercial Solar Power System Myths

    Do you own and operate a business in Northern California? Have you considered making the switch to solar power so you can save money on utilities and invest the extra cash into your business? You’re not alone. Thousands of businesses in and around San Jose are choosing renewable and alternative energy over traditional power to run their businesses—it’s no surprise with the ever-rising energy…Read More

  6. Live Oak School District Dedicates New Solar Panels

    The Live Oak School District, located in Santa Cruz, California, recently completed construction and implementation of a solar panel array at six different schools which have a collective capacity of 416 kilowatts and will save the district $2.5 million. How Solar Energy Benefits School Districts LOSD commissioned Chevron Energy Solutions to design, build, and maintain the solar energy systems. Th…Read More

  7. Making Lemonade with Lemons: Turning Landfills Into Solar Plants

    One of the main challenges for solar energy in California is finding space to construct large-scale photovoltaic panel arrays that can produce the amount of electricity needed to power thousands of homes. Although there is a lot of vacant land, it is sometimes difficult to convince communities of the most appropriate use of this resource. For this reason, one possibility for solar energy advocates…Read More