The Solar Insights Blog

Heating and cooling our homes accounts for more than half of our energy costs, with the average heating and cooling costs ringing up around $1064 annually according to the U.S. Energy Department.  This figure is a national average, so we might surmise that our Southern California homes ring up on the higher side of the median.

It makes sense to look at ways to lower our energy consumption, which in turn lowers our energy bills and reduces our carbon footprints. 

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There are a lot of misconceptions out there about solar power. In this blog, we’re going to shed some light on some of those common misconceptions with the truth. At the same time, there’s a lot of information out there about solar energy that’s surprisingly true. You’ll want to make sure you believe the right things about electricity, and not just about solar energy, but also about important information on your home appliances and the nature of sunlight itself.

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*UPDATE: This article should be considered out of date, as the CSI expired in 2014

“There’s no time like the present.” It’s an adage that you can apply to just about every situation in life. And it’s certainly most applicable to those who are considering going solar for their residential or commercial energy needs. Why is that? Now is the best time to go solar because of the significant incentives that are currently available which aren’t going to last forever.

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