Solar Energy

Pros and Cons of Going Solar

Solar is not right for everyone. At Triple Line Solar we take a *consultative* approach. We show you how much you will save and how long it will take to recover your investment. Most homeowners will save from day one, some will save a little at first but insulate themselves from rate hikes, and others…

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Yes! We do Ground Mounts!

Seems that some solar installers can only offer roof mounted systems. Many of our clients from La Cresta, De Luz, and the Temecula Wine Country have enough room on their property that a ground mounted solar system is more feasible. Watch the video below for a quick overview of our ground mounted solar systems.:

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Where do I find my kilowatt usage?

When considering a new solar system, it behooves you to locate your kilowatt usage. Many people “guestimate” their average electric bill. Any solar company can give you a quote to offset an average electric bill. But, think about it. Solar is a major investment in your home and finances. It has the power to secure…

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Going Solar Mistake #7 – Putting a Green roof on a Brown House

Failure to maximize your home’s energy efficiency prior to installing solar can end up costing you much more in the long run. If your home is an energy-guzzler, you will require more panels and spend more money in order to produce enough energy to cover both your use and your waste.  Energy saving changes such as installing…

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Going Solar Mistake #6 – Reading Your Bill Incorrectly

Many people who go solar assume they will no longer have an electric bill. Look at your current electric bill carefully and note that you are billed for energy charges and NON-energy charges. They are clearly listed together. Reading your electric bill after going solar is different. After going solar your energy charges are cumulative…

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Going Solar Mistake #5 – Skimming Over Your Contract

As you obtain quotes from different companies, you will most likely speak to sales people on many occasions in person, on the phone and via email. It’s hard to keep track of each detail so it is imperative to carefully review your quote and especially your contract before signing and submitting. Remember that the contract…

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Never Sign a 2-Page Solar Contract!

The one-call closer sales person will often draw up a one to two page contract right in front of you. It’s more of an order form than a home improvement contract. This should send off alarm bells, but every week dozens of customers are wasting thousands of dollars making this mistake. Your contract should be…

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Residential Solar Billing (Net-Metering) Explained

One of the most common questions about going solar is “How will I be billed by the electric company?” When you agree to feed electricity from solar power onto the grid and pull electricity off the grid (aka net-metering), your new electric bill will be different. You will still pay a few dollars each month…

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Will my solar system work during a power outage?

One of our most commonly asked questions is: When the power goes out, will my solar system still produce energy? This is not an unreasonable assumption and it would ease many homeowner’s minds to be immune from power outages, not to mention protection from the grid going down during a natural disaster. We have to…

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Why Your Electric Bill is Getting More Expensive

At first glance, the move by local utilities (SCE, SDG&E, PG&E) to reduce their five billing tiers to four seemed like a great way to eliminate the higher cost of tier five. However, tiers three and four rates have increased so customers will pay higher rates sooner in their billing cycle. Most consumers who install…

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