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Electricity Rates Are Rising for SDG&E Customers

Electricity Rates Are Rising for SDG&E Customers

Starting in 2015, SDG&E began consolidating its rate tiers in accordance with the approved structure from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). According to SDG&E, “The consolidation is necessary to make rates more fair and equitable among all...

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NEM 2.0: It’s Here!

NEM 2.0: It’s Here!

Over the past six months, we’ve talked a lot about net energy metering (NEM), and how the new NEM 2.0 regulations would affect solar panel customers. What Is NEM, Exactly? Here’s a brief refresher: NEM is the term for the billing arrangement where customers with solar...

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Do I Qualify for Solar Panels? You Asked, We Answered

Do I Qualify for Solar Panels? You Asked, We Answered

Most of our customers decide to install solar panels so they can save money on their power bill. But they almost always ask one question first: “Do I qualify for solar panels?” Virtually any homeowner can have solar panels installed—as long as the homeowner hires a...

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Selling a House with Leased Solar Panels: How It Works

Selling a House with Leased Solar Panels: How It Works

We’ve seen it time and again—some people opt to lease their solar panels because they think the upfront costs will be lower. But when it comes to selling a house with leased solar panels, any initial savings pale in comparison to potential difficulties that can arise...

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Vinyl Window Installation: Where to Start

Vinyl Window Installation: Where to Start

If your home has drafty, single-pane aluminum windows, you're probably spending too much on your home energy bill. Single-pane aluminum windows are notoriously inefficient. They make it tough to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Even the...

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Options for Solar Financing in San Diego

Options for Solar Financing in San Diego

When you purchase a solar panel system, you’ll save money on your power bill for years to come. You may even be able to get your bill down to zero. And as an added bonus, you’ll be tapping in to clean, renewable energy. But some homeowners haven’t made the switch to...

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