11 06, 2021

What is Solar Energy Used For?

By |2021-06-11T16:20:54-07:00June 11th, 2021|Solar|

One of the most common questions we get from solar customers is where and what is solar energy used for? This is not an easy question to answer. Solar energy can be used to power buses and other forms of public transportation. It can also be used to power things like cell phones, Bluetooth speakers, [...]

14 04, 2021

Are Solar Panels More Effective During the Summer?

By |2021-06-11T16:35:11-07:00April 14th, 2021|Solar|

  Summer is one of the seasons when our utility bills are the highest. At ASI, we like to blame it on the hot, San Diego weather. For may homeowners, summer means they run their AC a lot more than they would run their heater, especially in SoCal. Inquiries about solar power seem to go [...]

24 07, 2017

SDG&E Solar Rate Change – Your Options

By |2017-07-24T17:16:34-07:00July 24th, 2017|Energy Savings, Solar|

We recently sent out an email in response to SDGE’s recent letter titled “NOTIFICATION OF PRICING PLAN OPTIONS”. We received an overwhelming response and are trying our best to return each and every phone call. Since this could take days, even a week, to get back to every valuable client. I wanted to try and [...]

13 07, 2017

SDG&E’s – Notification of Pricing Plan Options (NEM 1.0)

By |2017-07-13T16:29:53-07:00July 13th, 2017|Energy Savings, Solar|

NOTICE: SDG&E’s “Notification of Pricing Plan Options” This information is for anyone currently under Net Energy Metering 1.0 (your solar panel system was turned on before June 29, 2016.) The utility company recently mailed you a letter about approved changes to electric rates for SDG&E customers, including those with solar energy systems. They are trying to [...]

10 07, 2017

Solar Power Battery Backup Technology

By |2017-07-10T22:15:16-07:00July 10th, 2017|Energy Savings, Solar|

Interested in a Battery Back-up for your Solar system? Energy Storage Systems (ESS)s stores your electricity you produced and utilizes them for later consumption. An LG solar battery can store surplus energy generated from rooftop solar panels for use when needed. When the sun has set, energy demand is high, or there is a black-out, you can use [...]

25 06, 2017

NOTICE: SDG&E Solar Billing Change

By |2017-07-13T16:27:40-07:00June 25th, 2017|Solar|

NOTICE: SDG&E Solar Billing Change This information is for anyone currently under NEM-ST or anyone thinking about going solar in the very near future. The utility company is going to change the way we are billed for electricity, but you have the choice to opt-out of their new billing structure for the next 5 years. We highly [...]

12 03, 2015

Should I lease or buy solar?

By |2017-06-26T20:51:40-07:00March 12th, 2015|Common Questions, Solar|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw-RY2BYKak There is no one hard fast answer to this question. For many homeowners a lease could be the best way to take advantage of clean solar power. For others who are looking to be in their home a prolonged period of time, or looking for a return on an investment, purchasing their solar system [...]

12 03, 2015

Am I tied to the grid?

By |2017-06-26T20:51:40-07:00March 12th, 2015|Common Questions, Solar|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOgKaJHsgK4 In most all cases, the answer is yes. Your new solar panels will produce power during the day but not at night so you will still be dependent your local utility to provide power during those times when your solar system is not producing enough power to offset your usage. [...]

12 03, 2015

Can I zero out my electric bill?

By |2017-06-26T20:51:40-07:00March 12th, 2015|Common Questions, Solar|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxEM4vaChVI Yes, you can zero out your utility bill but will still receive a bill from SDG&E each month. At the end of 12 months your utility bill will be trued up (reconciled). SDG&E evaluates the amount of power that you produced versus the amount of power that you used and you will make a [...]

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