Good news for those who want to escape the clutches of SDG&E!
We've long stated that installing solar panels on your home may be the best investment/improvement you can make in your home. One of the most compelling reasons is that it is an investment that not only appreciates the value of your home but also generates "cash" for you by reducing your energy bill. It turns out that this particular investment may appreciate your home value by appx. $17,000 for a 3.1 watt system according to a recent Berkeley Labs report. Now here's the real kicker -- the out of pocket cost of a 3.1 watt PV system (after tax deductions and rebates) should amount to less than $15,000. So for a $15,000 investment you can appreciate the value of your home by MORE than your investment plus get, essentially, "free" electricity for as long as you are in that home.
We recently received a question from a consumer about a potential solar install and the various rate schedules available to solar customers. We’re always happy to answer consumer questions, especially those related to renewable energy sources that will cut a consumer’s reliance on SDG&E. Read more after the jump.
Recently, A UCAN member was sold an inadequate solar panel system by American Home Craft (now known as Sungate Energy Solutions).
If you just received a notice from SDG&E outlining options for a True-Up period selection you might be scratching your head. We've done the scratching for you and have two suggestions for how you should so select. And if you are considering installing solar panels at your home, you may want to read this. It pertains to you too. (not U2....they don't live in San Diego)
Everything you wanted to know about solar chargers but didn't know enough to ask.