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This Week in Solar News

  Solar power is a rapidly developing industry. With so much constant change, it can be challenging to know where to turn for the latest news. We want to keep our Urban Design Solar customers informed about recent events and innovations in the solar industry. Here’s our roundup of this week’s news in solar: NASA [...]

By | 2017-03-03T21:05:43+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Tech News|0 Comments

How to Make the Most of Your Solar Panels in the Winter

This winter has brought our Urban Design Solar customers plenty of rain and snow, but you can still be confident in the performance of your solar panels. Here are the top five things to know to ensure you’re getting the best performance from your solar panels this winter. 1. Summer savings compensate for short winter [...]

By | 2017-12-02T20:29:10+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Solar Panel Maintenance|Comments Off on How to Make the Most of Your Solar Panels in the Winter

Do I need to wash my solar panels?

Once you have your solar panels installed on your roof you may wonder how often are you supposed to clean them. Being exposed to the elements, you have to take into consideration snow, rain, dust, bird poop... As panels get dirty, their energy output decreases, providing you with less energy. Dust and wind-blown pollen [...]

By | 2017-12-02T21:15:16+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Do I need to wash my solar panels?

Don’t Fall for these Five Solar Myths

There are a lot of solar myths and misconceptions. Many people don’t have all the information or don’t understand the concepts. Let's debunk some of those myths. Solar Panels are not allowed in my neighborhood. Look into it! A lot of people think that their Homeowner's Association won't let them install solar panels. Most states guarantee [...]

By | 2017-02-14T23:39:19+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Switching to Solar|0 Comments

PG&E’s current NEM program is almost at capacity

The NEM Successor program is under development by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). NEM applicants take service from this program when PG&E reaches the NEM program cap. PG&E files a monthly report with the CPUC in accordance with Public Utilities (PU) Code Section 2827(c)(4)(C). The NEM Program Limit Report provides the progress toward the [...]

NEM Program tracking – Oct. 28

The NEM Successor program is under development by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). NEM applicants take service from this program when PG&E reaches the NEM program cap. PG&E files a monthly report with the CPUC in accordance with Public Utilities (PU) Code Section 2827(c)(4)(C). The NEM Program Limit Report provides the progress toward the [...]

By | 2016-12-14T22:26:37+00:00 October 28th, 2016|NEM Program, NEM Program Tracking|0 Comments