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Solar Info

For those who are considering going solar.

Thinking of going solar? We'll walk you through each step.

All the help you'll need for going solar is right here - we will help walk you through each step of the process. In no time, you'll be well on your way to saving money and becoming more energy-efficient by going solar. As always, you can call us directly at any time and we will be happy to assist you. For information on the permit process, please call 951-826-5697 or visit Building and Safety.

Google Project Sunroof may help you determine if solar is right for you.

These additional resources will help you make the decision if solar is right for you.

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Learn the Process

First thing's first - start the learning process.

By understanding your current monthly energy needs, you can now consider how much you'd like to offset with solar.

Seek advice from friends, family, and neighbors who have experience going solar, review our 'Get Started' info, and with that information, you will be well on your way to evaluating whether or not solar is right for you!

Energy Efficiency

By figuring our your energy usage, you can lower your energy bill.

We can help provide an overview of your home's energy usage over time, to assist with keeping your energy bill as low as possible.

Learn Solar Basics

When considering solar, there is a lot to think about. We've put together a basic overview to help you on your way to going solar! We've included resources and how solar works, how much it costs, the future of solar, as well as basic laws about solar.

Before Signing-Up

Before you sign up for solar, there are certain things you need to know. For example, solar will not necessarily eliminate your electric bill. Also, when the power goes out, the PV system will stop working. Find out more essential information before signing up for solar.

Purchasing Options

Since there are many options for going solar, you'll want to take a look at your purchasing options before making a decision. There are plenty of financing options to choose from - come take a look!

Living with Solar

After you've decided to move to solar, you'll want to understand metering, monitoring, and maintenance. Why? Because these items will be part of the decision-making process.

Monitoring your solar energy production is important for verifying that you're getting your expected value. By planning for routine maintenance, you can consistently keep your value at expectation.