Solar Financing, what should I do?

Solar Financing comes in many different packages.  To pick the best solar financing package for yourself, you need to evaluate the amount of cash you have on hand, what you want to do with that cash, and whether or not you need the tax credits that are available for a solar electric installation. Here is a brief description of methods of solar financing.   There are basically three ways that you...

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What is “Solar Rights” Law or a “Solar Easement”?

The  California Solar Rights Act allows for solar easements for solar energy systems on properties which are not owned by the owner. In other words,  if the appropriate steps are taken,  the solar host airspace above the P.V. system is guaranteed to be free of shade from vegetation growth, increased building heights as a result of: remodeling, and construction of new buildings on adjacent...

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Who are all these solar guys?

Well, you hear these solar guys on the radio, you get knocks on your door, and see them at home shows.  Solar guys (installers and salesmen)…..everywhere.   The reason is that there is a strong, incentivized push from local and Federal Governments to try to “Green Up” the country.  And the solar guys are following the lead. So the industry has cash flow, in the amount of $40 billion annually, in...

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ATTN: Southern California Edison customers, rebate dropping soon

By Ron Mulick If you are a SCE (Southern California Edison) residential customer, then you only have a few weeks (or maybe only days), to file an application for the incentive at the present level of $0.65/watt of installed system. It is projected that the rebate will be dropping down to the next level of $0.35 by April 1st. 2012. The rebate at its current rate of 65 cents per watt will yield...

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