About Solar

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installed

Sun falls on your house or business every day and is the source for all the earth's easily available energy. Why not harness this power and produce your own electricity? Photovoltaic (PV) modules allow you to convert the energy from the sun into electricity for your home. Once you have installed your system, it will immediately start producing electricity.

You have the right to install your own power supply and sell it to your local utility. Your system meets your immediate electrical needs first. Any surplus energy produced is utilized by the electric grid. The electric utility (PG&E) measures the surplus used, and credits your account. When you use electricity during non-solar hours, you "pay" for it first with any available credit. **


** Current energy utility regulations only allow you to "zero out" your electric bill -- you can't "make" money from your excess solar generation. So the best you can do is end up with a $0 electrical bill at the end of the year. This is about to change. Regulations such as California AB920 will remove this restriction. This will enable homeowners and businesses to install larger systems meeting more than just your own needs while getting properly compensated for those needed clean peak solar kWhs. Working solar energy farms in Germany and elsewhere in the world are excellent, worthy and ecologically sound examples of independent producers contributing to global energy demand, directly reducing CO2 emissions while creating a new economic engine and consequent new green collar jobs.

House with solar photovoltaic (PV) installed.