The solar eclipse might be over, but there is still one more place to see its impact. While we in California might have only seen a partial solar eclipse on Monday, that doesn’t mean that we were unaffected. If you have a solar system, check out your monitoring portal and see the drop in production
A solar install in Pleasanton, California. This system consists of 32 SolarWorld 290 Mono Black panels, an all-black panel. SolarWorld panels are manufactured in the USA at Hillsboro, Oregon (located just west of Portland). The system is paired with Enphase microinverters. We expect this system to produce 11,488 kilowatts of electricity in its first year.
Different brands of solar panels offer different levels of power output. For example, we sell both SunPower 345 watt panels as well as Mitsubishi 275 watt panels. A common misconception is that because each SunPower panel outputs more electricity, they are of higher quality. In reality, both companies have extensive experience in manufacturing high quality
Solar install in San Ramon, California. This system consists of 25 Mitsubishi 270 watt panels and uses Enphase microinverters. We estimate this system to produce 9412 kilowatts in its first year, completely offsetting their electric usage. And so far, actual production is exceeding our projections by over 20%. With Enphase microinverters, there is no single
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Solar install in Pleasanton, California. This system consists of 22 all-black SunPower 335 watt panels paired with a SolarEdge inverter. Even with shading, we expect this system to produce 10,096 kilowatts of electricity in its first year. On a SolarEdge system, each panel contains an optimizer to individually maximize solar a production on a per-panel
Solar install in San Ramon, California. System consults of 22 all-black LG 300 panels with a SolarEdge inverter. We estimated this system to produce 8273 kilowatts in its first year. So far, production is exceeding our expectations by over 10%. With Net Metering with the electric company, extra solar production during the day offsets the
PG&E’s NEM 2 took effect for new solar interconnection applications completed on or after December 16, 2016. For PG&E to consider an application complete, it requires the solar system to pass the City’s final inspection. A copy of the signed Permit must be included with the application. NEM 2 activated when 5% of electricity being generated
For interconnected solar systems within PG&E territory, NEM 1 reached its cap on December 15. The successor program, NEM 2, launched today. Under the new interconnection agreement, customers interconnecting new solar systems are now required to be on time-of-use rate plans and pay some extra taxes and fees. Customers interconnected on December 15, 2016 or earlier will remain on NEM 1. However,
Live in San Francisco or Oakland? Before shopping for solar, call PG&E and ask if you are in a “secondary network”. If your home or business is in one of these networks, solar interconnection and net metering are not possible. Secondary Networks Explained Most of PG&E’s territory use radial networks, where there is one path