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SDGE new rates for 2019

SDGE new rates for 2019 San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E®) filed an Application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) requesting to increase revenues for its 2019-2022 General Rate Case (GRC). SDG&E is requesting to increase revenue by $218 million to $2.199 billion in 2019. This Application also...

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SDGE New Rates for 2018

You may have read about this already, in the flyer included with your SDGE bill. SDGE rates are about to rocket. Your SDGE plan will change to “Time of Use” which will dramatically increase your electricity costs. SDGE New Rates for 2018 The short answer is your rate will jump from...

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The Sun Might Be Setting on Solar Customers’ Billing Deal

The Sun Might Be Setting on Solar Customers’ Billing Deal Solar companies in San Diego and elsewhere have long sold the technology as an investment that pays off for both the environment and pocketbooks. A trio of impending policy changes could collectively change the game. One is a federal rebate...

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A Big Solar Deal-Sweetener Might Be Dead Soon

A Big Solar Deal-Sweetener Might Be Dead Soon Solar companies in San Diego and elsewhere have long sold the technology as an investment that pays off for both the environment and pocketbooks. A trio of impending policy changes could collectively change the game. Here’s the first one.   When Steve Hon...

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Grid-tied Solar Systems with Backup Power

[sg_popup id=”7642″ event=”onLoad”][/sg_popup]Grid-tied Solar Systems with Backup Power As grid outages become more common, there is a growing desire for solar electric systems that provide power during utility power outages. For the safety of line workers, grid-tied solar electric systems must not feed power back into the utility lines during...

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Not yet,Tesla. Not yet.

Not yet,Tesla. Not yet. The industry is buzzing with Elon Musk’s high hopes of putting a battery in every home and solar on every roof. The Tesla Powerwall is poised to reduce grid dependence and promote more self consumption- but in my very humble opinion it’s not there yet. After...

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CALSEIA: Proposed Decision on Residential Rates

Special Update: Proposed Decision on Residential Rates   Yesterday afternoon the CPUC released its proposed decision on changes to residential rate structure. This is the big rate case stemming from AB 327 to restructure residential rates for all three IOUs. The biggest news is that they said there will be...

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Best Solar Panels 2015: Roof Panels for Homes

Best Solar Panels 2015: Roof Panels for Homes How much you save by using solar panels depends on your local weather — they’re a better deal in sunny Denver than dreary Seattle — and how much electricity costs in your area. Our sister site, Top Ten Reviews, conducts in-depth reviews of solar panel...

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Great Solar Panel Debate: To Lease Or To Buy?

Listen to the story   More than 600,000 homes in the U.S. have solar panels today — up dramatically from just a few years ago, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. Leasing programs that require little or no money up-front have played a key role in that growth. But...

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