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APS Announces Rate Increase Proposal for 2020

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On Oct. 31st, 2019, APS announced a proposed rate increase for 2020. Solar Sandy explains how she predicted this and how to get ahead of it by taking control of your power bill.

What is a Tax Credit Phasedown?

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There are currently two Tax Credit Incentives. One is for businesses and the other is for residential customers. Both are being reduced every year, like a countdown. This is called a “phasedown”. Tax Credit reductions typically happen every January. You will want to take advantage of this opportunity and maximize your tax credit before the […]

Why is my Power Bill So High

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High Energy Bill At some point in time, you’ve probably experienced the shock of opening your monthly electricity bill in the mail and seeing a billing amount that is higher than you expect. It’s a common part of home ownership, and one that you can hear homeowners lamenting as electricity rates increase – “Why is […]

How Can I lower My Electric Bill?

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Heating And Cooling Electricity costs have been on the rise and the average homeowner can do several things to combat the costs of energy in their home. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can lower your electric bill. Home heating and cooling are 10 of the biggest culprits behind hefty utility […]

The Power of Giving

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Giving is Powerful The holiday season is the season of giving, and that’s exactly what Solar Sandy is here to do. The power of going solar has helped countless families, including that of Sandy’s very own daughter. Solar Sandy is a mom, grandmother, and a retired nurse – she understands how vital a helping and […]

Solar Panels & Hawaii

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Things to come with Solar and batteries … New data from Hawaii’s Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) shows energy customers in the capital city of Honolulu are increasingly interested in adding battery storage to rooftop solar, evidence by an 18-fold increase in the number of permits issued for residential projects. The new report from DBEDT, […]

High Efficiency AC Modules!

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Panasonic and Enphase Energy Announce Strategic Partnership for High Efficiency AC Modules Compatibility of Panasonic 96-cell HIT® PV panels and Enphase Energy IQ 7X microinverter will offer homeowners superior performance and reliability. NEWARK, N.J. and PETALUMA, Calif., Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Panasonic Corporation of North America today announced a strategic partnership with Enphase Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: […]

Trump Tariff On Solar Power!

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The Trump administration issued a decision on a high-profile trade case, imposing 30% tariffs on imported crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and cells. The first 2.5 GW of cell imports of every year are excluded, according to the press release, which offered no details on whether or not some countries are exempt from the tariffs. Implementation […]


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