What Are The Environmental Benefits of Solar Panels in 2020?

One of the main reasons that people want to look at installing solar panels is to save money. However, for others, a big reason is that they believe it will have a positive impact on the environment, and the future generations of the planet. It is true that solar panels have both financial and environmental… Read more »

The 5 Components of a Solar Panel System

Ever wondered how Solar Panels work? How does that light get stored, converted, and even sent back and forth to the Utility company? Here is a basic guide to help you understand how the sun on your roof turns into savings and free energy for you. To make it simpler, each solar panel system has… Read more »

Do I Need A Permit To Install Solar Panels In California for 2020?

If you’re considering installing solar panels in your San Diego home, or anywhere in California, one of the biggest questions is whether you need a permit to install. The short answer is yes. But the good news is that it’s relatively simple and straightforward to do, especially when you work with a licensed San Diego… Read more »

First LG CHEM Battery Backup System in the U.S.

On July 2017, G C Electric Solar has installed the first LG Chem fully automated battery back up system for Fisk the residences in Tierra Santa. G C Electric Solar is a certified LG CHEM battery back up system (Energy Storage) installer and has been installing LG CHEM battery backup systems in San Diego since…. Read more »

Is Your Roof Ready For Solar Panel Installation This Year?

Many people who live in Southern California realize that having solar on their roof can be a great way to save money, increase the value of their home, and reduce energy consumption. However, with the shrinking size of homes in the US, it can sometimes be confusing whether solar panels are an option for houses with small roofs…. Read more »

Do Solar Panels Increase The Value Of A Property In 2020?

The verdict is in: an increasing number of San Diego homeowners are installing solar panels to save money. But on top of this, there is another type of value that is worth considering. One question we as solar panel installers often get is, do solar panels increase property value? The good news: yes they do…. Read more »

7 Factors That Affect The Cost Of Solar Panels

“How much does it cost to set up solar in your home?” As a Southern-California Solar Panel installer, this is always one of the first questions we are asked. And understandably so. However, the answer can be a little complicated. Even though we would love to have an exact dollar amount to give each person… Read more »

What is Net Metering 2.0 (NEM 2.0) And How Does It Work?

Many homeowners install solar panels because they can see the value of saving money through net metering. Net metering is when a solar panel system produces more power than what is being used in the home. The excess electricity is sent back to the grid, and a credit from your utility provider is given at… Read more »

5 Questions To Ask Before Installing Solar Panels

Solar panels can be an excellent way to save money, and contribute to the clean energy movement. They are a new technology that requires a professional installation. For this reason, you want to be sure to have all your questions answered before you decide. To help you, here are five important questions most of our… Read more »

9 Ways to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning

In most Southern California homes, the air conditioner is the biggest energy consumer. In fact, approximately 30% of all electricity used in a residential location is due to air conditioning. The good news is there are ways to reduce your bill even if the weather is making it difficult. Here are 9 ways to lower… Read more »