There are a number of financial incentives offered to property owners going solar. From rebates to tax incentives and net metering policies, there are many policies that bring down the cost of installing solar panels on your house. One such policy is the feed-in tariff, which, when designed properly, can provide substantial financial benefits to solar customers.Continue reading
If you live in the Northeast, you’re likely familiar with Eversource – they are the largest energy provider in New England, servicing about 3.6 million customers across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.Continue reading
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, the IEA’s World Energy Outlook report paints a positive picture for solar around the world, and New York commits to 70 percent renewables by 2030.Continue reading
Unless you live in an off-grid home, you have an electric meter. Your electric meter tells your utility how much electricity you’ve used over a given time period so that they know how much to charge you on your monthly bill. There are a few different types of electric meters, all of which function in slightly different ways, including net meters that work for solar homes. In this article, we’ll break down the different types of meters, how they work, and why you should care what kind of electric meter you have.Continue reading
If you live in the Grand Canyon State, there’s a good chance you’re a customer of Arizona Public Service (APS) – they are the largest utility company in AZ, serving more than 11 million customers, including about two-thirds of the larger Phoenix metro region.Continue reading
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is the largest municipal utility company in both California and the United States, providing water and electricity service to more than 4 million customers in the Los Angeles area.Continue reading
San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) is the third largest utility company in the Golden State. Based in San Diego, they provide natural gas and electricity to about 3.6 million people in San Diego and southern Orange County.
Many electricity customers throughout the country receive their electric bill every month and pay it without really diving into the details of what they’re actually paying for…and we’re here to help break it down. In this article, we’ll review the most important parts of your SDG&E electricity bill, and how that changes once you install solar panels.Continue reading
This post is the third in our series about how to save on your energy bills even when you’re spending more time at home, as the entire EnergySage team is, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic (here are the first and second.) Continue to check our blog for more ideas for how you can take control of your energy bills in the coming weeks.Continue reading
This post is the first in our series about how to save on your energy bills even when you’re spending more time at home, as the entire EnergySage team is, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue to check our blog for more ideas for how you can take control of your energy bills in the coming weeks.
You may have heard that the world is basically on pause right now. The impact of the global pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus appears to be vast, far-reaching, and multilayered, including in some ways that you may not anticipate. For instance, with so many Americans now working from home or sheltering in place, one way you may see the impact of the pandemic personally is in how your energy bills change now that you’re spending more time at home.Continue reading
Southern California Edison’s (SCE) new time-of-use (TOU) rate plans went into effect in March 2019, affecting the utility’s entire coverage area. Whether you have solar panels on your roof, are considering solar, or don’t have any plans to generate your own electricity, the time-of-use (TOU) rates will have an impact on your monthly electricity costs.Continue reading