Monthly Archives: July 2016

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Jul
29

NEM 1.0 to 2.0 – Everything You Need to Know About the Transition

NEM 1.0 to 2.0 – Everything You Need to Know About the Transition What is Net Metering? Net energy metering, or “NEM”, is a special billing arrangement that provides credit to customers with solar PV systems for the full retail value of the… Read More

Jul
19

How High Temperature Affects Your Solar Panel Production

How Temperature Affects Your Solar Production Many people believe that the hotter the weather is outside, the more energy their solar panels will produce. However, this statement is actually false. Temperature and energy production are negatively correlated, meaning that as the temperature rises,… Read More

Jul
18

Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) Extended Through 2021

Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) Extended Through 2021 What is the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)? The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) system, implemented by the U.S. government through the Energy Policy Act of 2005, allows you to receive a 30% tax credit… Read More

Jul
14

What to Do If Your Enphase Envoy Monitoring System Stops Communicating

What to Do If Your Enphase Envoy Monitoring System Stops Communicating If your Envoy Monitoring System is having problems communicating, restarting the Envoy device may fix the issue. First, you must confirm that your Wi-Fi password and network service provider have not changed. If… Read More

Jul
14

How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

How Long Do Solar Panels Last? Solar panels last 30-40 years, with little to no maintenance required. Typically, solar panels lose about 0.5% of efficiency every year due to depreciation. With this model, after forty years of energy savings, your solar panel system… Read More

Jul
13

How to Fill Out Your SCE Net Surplus Compensation (NSC) Form

How to Fill Out Your SCE Net Surplus Compensation (NSC) Form The Net Surplus Compensation (NSC) program allows you to receive compensation for the excess energy that your solar panel system generates. You will receive two forms from Southern California Edison.  In order… Read More

Jul
13

Aikyum Solar Specializes in Gas Station Solar Installations

Aikyum Solar Specializes in Gas Station Solar Installations Gas stations can save a lot of money with solar, because solar panels can be placed above the canopy of the station and on top of the store building. However, gas station solar installations can be… Read More

Jul
11

Understanding Payback Periods

Understanding Payback Periods With the cost of solar panels decreasing at a rapid rate, there is no better time than now to go solar and save thousands of dollars on energy bills. But a big reason that some people choose not to go… Read More

Jul
8

Solar Is More Popular Than Ever—and Cheaper Than Ever

Solar Is More Popular Than Ever—and Cheaper Than Ever Before the new millennium, solar power was mainly for industrial use only. In fact, installing a solar power system for your home was practically unheard of just a few years back. Back in the… Read More

Jul
8

How Important is it to Wash My Solar Panels?

How Important is it to Wash My Solar Panels? For most residential solar systems, in which the panels are installed on sloped roofs with a tilt of 15 degrees or more, you do not need to wash your solar panels as rain will… Read More