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Net Energy Metering is Changing

Net Energy Metering is Changing

The net energy metering program in California will likely change to a new program at the end of 2021. People considering solar systems for their homes will likely benefit by installing solar in 2021 with the current version of net energy metering (NEM 2.0)

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Recent Articles

Solar and Electric Vehicles (PV + EV)

With a rooftop solar system generating clean energy, and an EV using clean energy, you can enjoy a superb alternative to dirty expensive electricity and dirty expensive transportation at the same time.

Live in a Home Covered by an HOA? Know your Solar Rights!

The California’s Solar Rights Act was passed in 1978 and it allows Home Owner Associations (HOAs) to impose “reasonable restrictions” on solar systems, however, it prevents HOAs from disallowing solar on homes. In 2014 the act was amended to define the nature of the restrictions that an HOA can impose. Such restrictions can’t:

SunWork Wins Sustainability Award

SunWork was selected by Sustainable San Mateo County to receive a 2017 Sustainability Award for its dedication to addressing sustainability issues. This award recognizes SunWork’s outstanding commitment to bringing sustainable

Net Energy Metering is Changing

The net energy metering program in California will likely change to a new program at the end of 2021. People considering solar systems for their homes will likely benefit by installing solar in 2021 with the current version of net energy metering (NEM 2.0)

Home Electrification

Home electrification is the process of switching from fossil fuel based electricity sources to renewable and carbon-free electricity sources. Once you go solar, making the switch to “all electric” is very cost effective since you’ll be producing your own electricity.

Solar and Electric Vehicles (PV + EV)

Solar and Electric Vehicles (PV + EV)

With a rooftop solar system generating clean energy, and an EV using clean energy, you can enjoy a superb alternative to dirty expensive electricity and dirty expensive transportation at the same time.

read more

Software Tools

There are several online tools available to help you determine what kind of solar system size and design might work best for a given project.

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More Going Solar Resources

The following resources may be useful to anyone looking to “go solar” even if they might not qualify for SunWork.

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Free Going Solar Workshops

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Volunteer Solar Installer Training Webinar with SunWork.org | June 25 @ Online Webinar
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Volunteer Solar Installer Training Webinar with SunWork.org | June 25 @ Online Webinar | Los Angeles | CA | United States

Join our free online webinar to learn how to install solar energy systems. Then volunteer on solar energy projects in your community.

Learn the basics of installing rooftop solar energy systems by volunteering with SunWork. This 3-hour online event teaches the basics of rooftop solar, solar equipment, electricity, and construction safety. This orientation is a great opportunity to learn about clean renewable energy.
Once you’ve completed this training, you are eligible to join us to install residential and nonprofit solar systems in your community. Volunteers work together with SunWork’s professional staff, attaching racking, running conduit, hanging inverters, and mounting the solar panels that make a solar system tick. Some of our volunteers leverage this experience toward a career in solar energy. Others plan to install solar on their own homes. Most volunteers enjoy supporting the expansion of clean renewable energy and helping provide solar energy for their communities. Please see our Bay Area and Central Coast web pages for the communities we serve.
Requirements:
-This orientation session will be conducted using Zoom. The session requires you to have access to a Smartphone, Tablet, or Computer with the Zoom App installed. Ideally, you will also have a camera available on your device.
-You must participate in the entire event at the time it is conducted (sorry, no time-shifting option.)
-You must be 18 or older to volunteer (or if 16 or 17, with parent or guardian permission.)

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