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 [...]

12 03, 2015

What is the Solar Equipment Warranty?

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

Warranties vary depending upon what type the solar system that you invest in and the way you choose to go solar. If you lease or enter a power purchase agreement (PPA) your system will be worry free for up to 20 years. The installation and any future repairs are fully covered for the life of [...]

12 03, 2015

What are the current Solar rebates?

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQivDGCeYmg A 30% federal tax credit is available for the purchase of a new PV solar power system. You must pay taxes to take advantage of a federal tax credit however. There is a tax deductible county sponsored financing program available in many of the municipalities in San Diego County that allow homeowners to finance [...]

1 06, 2014

ASK Ken – Solar as an investment

By |2017-06-26T20:51:42-07:00June 1st, 2014|Articles, Solar|

Ken:  Last week I wrote an article about purchasing versus leasing solar for your home. Reader, Berry, responds. Berry: The recent Union Tribune ‘Ask the Expert’ discussed reasons why someone might wish to purchase a home solar installation. I agree it’s a good idea (I bought one) but I think the rationale presented is weaker than [...]

20 05, 2014

ASI Goes Toe to Toe With Mother’s Milk

By |2017-06-26T20:51:42-07:00May 20th, 2014|Solar|

An epidemic has spread throughout the County of San Diego, making the electric company pee their pants! Some argue this rivals the best invention since sliced bread; others believe it’s better than Mother’s Milk! What on planet Earth could rival these two giants? ASI Hastings’ new low-interest, long-term, tax-deductible, punch the electric company in the [...]

20 01, 2014

America’s greatest investor goes solar

By |2021-08-25T15:59:11-07:00January 20th, 2014|Solar|

As seen in the UT San Diego: read entire article Earlier last year it was reported that Warren Buffett's Mid-American Utility, a portion of holding company Berkshire Hathaway, announced the purchase of solar projects located in Antelope Valley, Calif. At a whopping 579 megawatts, the Antelope Valley projects are currently the world's largest photovoltaic [...]

30 12, 2013

The importance of choosing the right solar contractor

By |2017-06-26T20:51:42-07:00December 30th, 2013|Solar|

With ever increasing start-up solar companies entering the market place, it pays to do a little homework prior to signing on the bottom line. Certainly, in most instances, turning to rooftop solar energy may possibly be the best financial decision for curbing never ending utility rate hikes. There are also other financial advantages with State [...]

25 07, 2013

Big rebates in San Diego, make home energy upgrades affortable

By |2014-12-11T05:12:32-08:00July 25th, 2013|Energy Savings, Solar|

As seen in the UT San Diego: read entire article Energy Upgrade California (EUC) is a program that aggressively supports California’s goal of reducing energy consumption in homes by 40 percent by the year 2020. More importantly, Homeowners can get as much as $4,500 towards energy, safety and comfort upgrades that will improve the quality [...]

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