California power grid prepares for strain from heatwave

California heatwave puts strain on grid

This week we will see rising temperatures on the central coast, including highs in the 100’s for Atascadero, Paso Robles and other inland areas. With this heatwave also comes a strain on the electrical grid for California as home owners switch on their air conditioning and fans and high power bills. the state’s power grid operator issued a so-called “flex alert,” urging …

Solar powered plane Solar Impulse 2 lands in California

Solar Impulse 2 plane

The solar-powered plane has completed a 3 day flight across the Pacific Ocean without fuel. Solar Impulse 2 landed safely in California after a 62 hour nonstop flight on solar power.   Click here to read the full article.   Photo courtesy of Solar Impulse

Harvard Professor David Keith Says Solar Is Becoming “Dirt Cheap”

David Keith Says Solar Is Getting Dirt Cheap

Photo Credit: Fortune Live Media   David Keith, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Public Policy (HKS), outlined in a recent article how he was “wrong about the limits of solar.”   In his recent article, David says:   “Over the last few years, solar PV has gotten cheap. Cheap enough to start impacting some commodity energy …

A.M. Sun Solar is the Highest Rated Solar Installer on the Central Coast by SolarReviews.com

Highest rated solar installer on the central coast A.M. Sun Solar

Many people look to online reviews when purchasing a solar system for their home or business. Sites like SolarReivews.com and Yelp play a large role for people when they want to know if a solar installer can be trusted with such an important investment.   SolarReviews.com, a leader in national solar reviews with over 5,000 solar installers in their database …

California Public Utility Commission Vote Is A Win For Rooftop Solar

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A.M Sun Solar has been keeping our eye on this for years and if you have questions about this, we can answer your questions. Here’s a brief overview of what you need to know:   On Thursday, the California Public Utilities Commission voted 3-to-2 to enact its net energy metering (NEM) successor tariff, also known as NEM 2.0. For the …

What the Public Utility Commission Vote Next Week Means For Current and Future Solar Customers

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The Public Utility Commission is set to vote next week on a counter proposal from Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric and Pacific Gas & Electric companies. This counter proposal is in response to new rules on compensating California homeowners and businesses for the solar power they produce.   The PUC plan involves connection and usage fees for new solar …