Category: San Antonio, Texas

Is 100% Solar Offset Possible for my Texas Home?

San Antonio Solar FAQs

Reaching an offset of 100 percent is harder than it looks and sounds. While many Texas homeowners own solar homes, most don’t have 100 percent offset. To most, the notion of less than 100 percent offset is ludicrous, but there are multiple reasons for it. Some of these reasons include available space for panels, solar […]

San Antonio Renewable Energy Act and Credits

San Antonio Solar Incentives

The Public Utility Regulatory Act is Title 2 of Texas’s Public Utility Code, which pertains to solar power in that area. This section details the restructuring of San Antonio’s electricity market.   In 2005, Senate Bill 20 amended the Public Utility Regulatory Act. As a result, Texas’s renewable energy goals increased to 10,000 Megawatts by 2025.  In 2007, […]

2021 CPS Solar Rebates: What You Need To Know

San Antonio Solar Incentives

Rebates for San Antonio residents make solar an affordable option. In Texas, there aren’t any state rebates. Residents only have federal and utility rebates to help them out. Texans can still benefit from the savings from the federal solar tax credit. However, the absence of state incentives means residents depend more on utility rates.  Regulated utilities […]

San Antonio Peak Sun Hours: a Strong Solar Incentive

San Antonio Solar Incentives

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 for the production of energy, the amount of power coming from the same number and type of panels varies, which is why San Antonio’s sun exposure matters. Solar panels that […]

Consumer Logistics for Texas Solar Installs

San Antonio 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 of energy used and the best time to use it.  Increased control over everything, energy production included, is becoming desirable to homeowners, which is why installing residential solar in San Antonio is […]

Energy Production & San Antonio Solar Savings

San Antonio Solar Savings

Like everything else in Texas, energy consumption and production are bigger. As an energy-exporting state with numerous surrounding areas relying on the Lone Star State’s energy production, the need for solar panels in San Antonio and other larger metropolises throughout the state is growing. But renewable energy is nothing new here. Texas took the lead […]

Beat the Heat With Battery Backup

San Antonio Solar+ & 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. While ERCOT has an energy alert system in place for these locations, it doesn’t guarantee power continuity. Instead, ERCOT has scheduled power outages throughout the impacted areas. Scheduled power outages are […]

Smart Thermostat Programs and San Antonio Solar

Utilities & 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 are an easy sell, it is a no-brainer for homeowners impacted by these outages. Smart thermostats make life a little more convenient because they help people conserve energy and decrease […]

How To Leverage CPS Energy’s Calculator With Solar Estimates

San Antonio Solar Savings

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 how much their bill is going to be, so they can financially prepare for payments. This calculator, however, is a basic estimate. It doesn’t account for utility rate increases, city […]

Solar Cost and Savings Factors for San Antonio Homeowners

San Antonio Solar Savings

If San Antonio’s potential solar buyers only looked at solar costs, no one would buy it. However, that is a bit like looking at any other investment without considering the returns it can provide, especially since many solar companies offer zero-down payment programs. Since solar energy is a home improvement item with multifaceted benefits, the […]

How To Decrease the Cost of Electricity in Texas

Utilities & San Antonio Solar

Being a homeowner is an expensive ordeal for Texans. All the little things we want — and need — quickly add up. Everything from travel expenses and food to a roof over our heads costs money. Since living in San Antonio is expensive, people have to think outside the box to save money.  One area where […]

San Antonio Solar Installer Certifications

San Antonio Solar Installs

In the solar industry, solar professionals hold themselves to industry-wide standards. Professionals that meet these standards receive industry-recognized North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Certifications. These certifications tell the world that the professional has the skills to meet the needs and expectations of the profession. This certification, however, isn’t the only certification that quality solar […]

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