If any product or service promises to save you “boatloads of money” you should probably be skeptical. We have seen solar energy grow in popularity over the past decade and with it some pretty outlandish claims. So with all the hype out there regarding this technology, do you really save money with solar panels?Read More
Home battery technology has grown in popularity over the past several years. These systems are not only capable of providing power during an outage but can also help reduce electrical dependence on the grid during extreme weather conditions. But can you really run your home on a battery?Read More
Southern California Edison is about to make a big change in the way it charges its customers, and it will have a huge effect on the economics of adding solar to their homes.Read More
Currently, most residential SCE customers are on a tiered rate plan that determines the rate customers are charged per kilowatt-hour based on the total amount of energy consumed each month.
However, the TOU rate system is based on when energy is used, not how much. All three of California’s major investor-owned utilities—SCE, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)—have been directed by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to transition their customers into this new plan by the end of 2020.Read More
When your house or business is net-metered, you’ll see the meter run backward, and that means, depending upon local policies, you may get a credit to hedge against the electricity you use from the grid when it’s not sunny or at nighttime. You are then billed only for your “net” energy use.Read More