BAAQMD’s Clean HEET Rebates

April 17, 2024

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MAY 15! The Bay Area Air Quality Management District offers generous incentives to replace wood burning stoves with heat pump space heating through the Clean HEET program.…/residents/clean-heet-program #cleanheet #BAAQMD #heatpump #burnwood   [Read more]

Solar Case Study: Analy High School

March 28, 2024

Check out this wonderful case study of Analy High School’s PV installation in the Sebastopol Times!   [Read more]

Volts Podcast: So You Want to Electrify Your Home

February 28, 2024

Check out Volts, a podcast that is all about “leaving fossil fuels behind.” In this episode, Cora Wyent walks us though a step-by-step how-to for people looking to electrify their homes. Solar Works is here to help you make heads or tails of your own energy plan. [Read more]

Home Electrification and the Rising Cost of Energy

September 20, 2023

We recently received this email from PG&E: “Your energy bill is going up. Understand why and what the next steps are: Solar acts as a buffer against these inevitable rate increases. In fact every time the rates increase the solar payback period gets shorter. It’s like receiving a dividend on your investment, instead of continually … Continued [Read more]

AB2143 Goes into Effect January 1, 2024

June 28, 2023

  ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS: According to a new California law AB2143, solar on non-residential properties will be treated as Public Works projects regardless of the funding source starting 1/1/24. The details are still be ironed out, but the take-home message is that solar for businesses (wineries, farms, stores, factories, hotels, gyms, offices…) will become more … Continued [Read more]

June 16, 2023 – Solar Panel Recycling Event, Zero Waste Sonoma

May 25, 2023

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Project Drawdown – Distributed Solar

May 22, 2023

Project Drawdown‘s Drawdown Roadmap is a science-based strategy for accelerating climate solutions across sectors, timescales, and geographies.  One of the key elements of the Roadmap is net-zero buildings, powered by solar.       [Read more]

Solar Works Nominated Best Solar Company by Press Democrat Readers

May 17, 2023

Thank you to everyone who nominated Solar Works Best Solar Company in The Press Democrat’s 2023 readers’ poll. We have secured a spot in the final three and now need your help to bring home the top prize. Use this link to vote for Solar Works in the Solar Company category by May 23rd. After you submit your vote, you’ll get an email … Continued [Read more]

Solar Works Voted Best of the North Bay!

March 22, 2023

Solar Works was voted Best Commercial Contractor by the readers of the North Bay Bohemian — not our usual category, but we’ll take it! (Solar Works won Best Solar Provider every year for over a decade, so we will be anxious to try to reclaim that title later this year.) A huge THANK YOU to … Continued [Read more]

Enphase: How to Prepare for a Grid Outage

January 24, 2023

Great article and video about how to prepare your Enphase battery system for a grid outage. [Read more]

NEM3, Net Billing Update

December 19, 2022

The CPUC recently voted unanimously to approve new Net Energy Metering (“NEM-3” or “Net Billing”) rules. Here are the key takeaways: Existing customers will be able to maintain their current 20-year NEM (NEM-1 or NEM-2) agreements. The price paid to solar customers for excess exported energy drops from 30 cents per kWh to about 5 … Continued [Read more]

Solar Tax Credit, Explained

October 25, 2022

Great article by Consumer Reports about the solar tax credit, recently expanded by the Inflation Reduction Act.     [Read more]

Everyone Under the Sun Rally

October 6, 2022

  Join us for one last chance to protest the CPUC’s forthcoming ruling about changes to Net Metering. [Read more]

The Solar Works Primer on Battery Storage Systems – a Must Read!

August 16, 2022

Get the facts about battery energy storage systems and backup power: Home Battery Backup Systems, a Primer. [Read more]

Best for the World B Corp 2022

August 3, 2022

Solar Works has once again been recognized as one of the Best for the World™ B Corps. To be#BestForTheWorld, B Corps must have scores in the top 5% of one or more of the five impact areas assessed towards the certification. Solar Works has been recognized for our efforts in the Environment area. Check out … Continued [Read more]