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Finding Hope During COVID-19 with Solar

With the chaos that has ensued as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, it may be hard to find the light at the end of...
Nest E smart thermostat

Using the Nest E Smart Thermostat With Solar

The Nest Thermostat allows homeowners and business to take their energy consumption habits into their own hands. Combining these two devices helps decrease pollution, saves...
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New Mexico Utility Overview for Homeowners Interested in Solar

Because New Mexico is close to the equator, solar makes sense, but the weather patterns aren't the only determining factor for installing solar.  Because homeowners...
Rocky Mountain Power's Proposed 2020 Net Metering Changes

Rocky Mountain Power’s 2020 Proposed Net Metering Changes

In 2017, Rocky Mountain Power proposed a net metering rate for solar customers that would have made solar unfavorable to homeowners. To make sure a...
Go Solar Group is a Certified Tesla Powerwall Installation partner

The Tesla Powerwall: How it Works

Although Tesla is known for its electric vehicles, its solar product line has gained significant traction. Many people are excited about the company’s solar shingles...
San Antonio Peak Sun Hours and Solar Panel Tilt

San Antonio Peak Sun Hours and Solar Panel Tilt

Peak sun hours and the tilt of the solar panels are factors that impact San Antonio solar generation. Because solar arrays are reliant on sunlight...
Getting San Antonio Solar Panels

Consumer Logistics for Texas Solar Installs

Residential solar gives homeowners control over their power production, particularly in San Antonio. Post solar installation habits also help solar homeowners become more aware of the amount...
Texas Solar Energy Production

Why Solar Energy Production Matters in San Antonio

Like everything else in Texas, energy consumption and production is bigger. As an energy-exporting state with numerous surrounding areas relying on the Lone Star State's...
Battery Backup for Texas Residential Solar

Beat the Heat with Battery Backup

In Texas, particularly its bigger cities, power continuity is an issue. Hot summers make it difficult for utilities to keep up with the energy demand....
CPS Energy Free Smart Thermostat and Solar

Smart Thermostat Programs & San Antonio Solar

Smart thermostats have become all the rage these days, especially in cities like San Antonio, where the heat can cause large-scale power outages. While smart thermostats...
Solar Savings and the CPS Energy Calculator

How to Leverage CPS Energy’s Calculator with Solar Estimates

CPS has an energy cost calculator that gives an estimate of how much electricity would cost through this utility. The tool allows customers to determine...
San Antonio Residential Solar Panels Cost and Savings

Solar Cost and Savings Factors for San Antonio Homeowners

If San Antonio's potential solar buyers only looked at how much solar cost, no one would buy it. However, that is a bit like looking...

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