1. 5 Myths About Solar Energy: Debunked

    Solar energy has continued to grow in popularity over the past decade. In fact, in California alone, solar energy powers more than 6.8 homes annually. But, even so, there are still many myths and misconceptions about installing solar panels on homes in California. That’s why today, West Coast Solar is going to debunk the top five myths about solar to shed some light (pun intended) on this valuab…Read More

  2. 6 Ways to Save Energy and Reduce Costs This Summer

    Summer is here, and as the temperatures keep heating up here in Northern California, your home’s energy system is likely getting kicked into overdrive. Between running the AC to stay cool and keeping your swimming pools functioning optimally, you’ll likely see your energy usage rise — along with your utility bill.  How to Save Energy and Reduce Utility Costs This Summer Here at West Coast S…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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