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. How to Choose a Solar Company

    Investing in a solar panel system for your home or business is incredibly exciting. That being said, it is a huge investment, which is why you will want to make sure you have partnered with the best solar company in your area. But how do you know which company is truly reputable?  Handy Hints for Choosing a Local Solar Company in California Today, the West Coast Solar team will share a few handy …Read More

  3. 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

  4. Why You Should Give The Gift of Solar

    Buying gifts for folks in your family is honestly no easy task. It’s laden with missteps and who knows when someone might get offended because you chose the wrong color of moleskin notebook. It’s hard to find a gift that can really appeal to everyone and make whoever you chose out of the family’s secret santa hat happy.  In our opinion, buying gifts for adult children or a spouse is one of …Read More

  5. 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

  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 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

  10. 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