Is it still worth it for California homeowners to invest in solar panels? Experts weigh in – East Bay Times

By Roxana Popescu | San Diego Union-Tribune A little over a year ago, the California Public Utilities Commission overhauled the rules for rooftop solar installations across the state. In its December 2022 decision, the commission added incentives for customers to pair solar with batteries, but the new rules also dramatically reduced net energy metering, or […]

Free, Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations Now Available Across San Francisco – Greener Ideal

Installing as many publicly available charging stations as possible is one of the most important prerequisites for accelerating electric vehicle adoption in any city. San Francisco has been at the forefront of EV adoption, largely thanks to the extensive EV charging station network, which is about to get even bigger, with city officials recently unveiling […]

Bay Area solar businesses struggle following state payment change – Marin Independent Journal

Rooftop-solar businesses in the Bay Area are reeling from a statewide change that gutted compensation for homeowners returning surplus power to the electrical grid. Sales of rooftop-solar setups have plummeted about 80% since the California Public Utilities Commission shrank by 75% the compensation new solar owners get for surplus power, the California Solar and Storage […]

Rooftop-solar industry blames PG&E, Newsom as Bay Area businesses struggle – The Mercury News

Barry Cinnamon (right), owner of rooftop-solar-power company Cinnamon Energy Systems of Los Gatos, visits with his customer Selcuk Gun near dual battery units installed at his home in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) Bay Area rooftop-solar businesses are reeling from a statewide change that gutted compensation for homeowners […]

Rooftop-solar industry blames Newsom, PG&E as Bay Area businesses struggle – The Mercury News

Barry Cinnamon (right), owner of rooftop-solar-power company Cinnamon Energy Systems of Los Gatos, visits with his customer Selcuk Gun near dual battery units installed at his home in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) Bay Area rooftop-solar businesses are reeling from a statewide change that gutted compensation for homeowners […]