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Your Solar Timeline

Going solar is often referred to more as an investment rather than just a simple addition to your home. With that being said, we here at California Solar Electric wanted to delve deeper into what your actual return on investment… Read more »

How Do Solar Panels Actually Function?

Everyone has a general sense of how solar installations work. The sun gives off energy that solar panels on your roof then convert into electricity for your home or office. But what is the actual process? Is it overly complicated… Read more »

5 Easy Steps to Going Solar

So you’re thinking about taking that plunge and potentially going solar. Your hope is to reduce your energy bill and help the environment but you don’t really know the details of what it takes to get there. Not a problem!… Read more »

Solarize Ventura A Huge Success

The home run record of the Solarize programs organized and administered by the Community Environmental Coalition (CEC) of Santa Barbara continues unbroken with the recent success of Solarize Ventura. Check it out Mention this blog and you will be offered… Read more »

Battery Backup Incentive Finally In Full Swing

Having grid-tied solar is great, but having a reliable renewable source of electricity even when the power goes out is even better. Now, since the the California Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) has been brought back with Advanced Energy Storage (aka… Read more »

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Step-by-step video of yet another new solar electric system by CSE Also, here’s a couple of good reads about regional electricity prices past, present and future: Average Rates by Customer Class Years 2000-2011 (2) downloads_pdf_White_Paper_Calif_Elec_Prices The-Future-of-Electricity-Prices-in-California Average Rates by Customer… Read more »

New Group Solar Purchase Program Kicks Off In Ventura

SOLARIZE VENTURA -Maryann Ridini Spencer for SustainableVentura.TV SOLARIZE VENTURA: Power your home with clean renewable energy When you turn on a light, work at the computer, watch television, or blend up your favorite fruit smoothie, you may not think about… Read more »

Yolo County Government Buildings Go Grid Positive!

Yolo County government just west of Sacramento County, now produces 152 percent more energy from solar panels than it uses. In 2010, the Yolo County government was facing an annual $1.4 million electric bill. Now, after working with SunPower to… Read more »