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What Do You Get Out of Your Utility Besides Power?

Knowing the Value Proposition of Your Local Utility I’m sure you’ve looked around and noticed the sharp increase in solar panels on the roofs of your neighbors, and in general where ever you go throughout California. It is clear that many out there are both conscious of the low return if investment they receive from [...]

By | 2018-05-15T21:29:01+00:00 May 15th, 2018|California Solar, Electric Bill|0 Comments

Solar Battery Backup

Wringing out the Energy Sponge: Energy Storage California is often seen as the forerunner to many social, political, and environmental topics of the day. It is no different when it comes to the organs and arteries of the power grid. With California becoming increasingly more critical about any form of power generation outside of renewables, [...]

By | 2018-05-03T21:26:28+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|California Solar, How Solar Works|0 Comments

Solar Overproduction

Stacking Nest Eggs With three decades under my belt in the electrical industry, I’m always striving to better understand customer perceptions as it relates to the services they receive. I’ve taken this drive and weaved it into the very fabric of Peak Power Solutions so that we can constantly be relatable to our customers, while [...]

Solar True Up Explained

The Truths of True Up Our lives are saturated with so many types of contracts, warranties, and overall service expectations; all that “legalese” requires its own filing cabinet in your garage in some cases! However, there is often a “selling point” that took you over the threshold when you decided what car you wanted while [...]

Solar Net Metering, What is It?

Netting Maximum Benefit Welcome to another installment of the Peak Power Solutions blog, your trusted conduit of information into the the ever-evolving world of solar, energy storage, and energy management. We’ve covered some serious ground over the last few months, ranging from understanding the industry verbiage to the financing aspects of solar. It is our [...]

Solar Industry Cost Curtain Pulled Back!

Before the cinema existed or any modern form of mass media for that matter, people sought entertainment by going to the local playhouse/theatre. Reflecting back far before the Peak Power Solutions days, my initial vision took me back to reading Shakespeare in high school. Five-part plays, in which they used a curtain closure/opening to separate [...]

By | 2018-03-21T15:22:41+00:00 March 21st, 2018|California Solar|0 Comments

How the “Trump Tariff” Effects Solar

The Trumpet has Sounded At the start of each new year, many in our industry await what incentives, rebates, and/or tax breaks will be added, changed, or removed. After all, these were the economic mechanisms used to attract customers and blossom the industry into what it is today. The most pressing topic affecting the solar [...]

By | 2018-03-12T21:59:42+00:00 March 12th, 2018|California Solar|0 Comments

Kilowatt-Hour vs. Crypto Currency…

The news is dominated these days with the emergence of crypto-currency. With the dollar and other forms of age-old physical currency losing both value and consumer confidence, the virtual crypto-currencies (such as bitcoin) have created both fever and allure as it is neither issued by nor subject to the potentially interfering and manipulating ways of [...]

By | 2018-03-07T17:20:32+00:00 March 7th, 2018|California Solar|0 Comments

To Battery or NOT to Battery?

As I do on most mornings, I check the weather forecast in southern California and around the state. I’m sure there are many other solar system owners like me who are curious to know if they will be generating power during the day in question. In addition to that perspective, I started to reflect on [...]

By | 2018-03-06T18:21:43+00:00 March 1st, 2018|California Solar|0 Comments

Solar as an Investment – Part 2

Breeding a Healthy Investment Perhaps one of the most critical elements in owning a solar system is treating your power generation source as an investment. Think about this: what home owner spends money on various aspects of their home with the intent of getting nothing in return? None! It can even be argued clear down [...]

By | 2018-03-06T18:21:44+00:00 February 19th, 2018|California Solar|0 Comments