Over the last few years, I have written a number of articles directed at owners of California real estate regarding a variety of solar power matters. These posts have dealt primarily with pragmatic, quotidian real estate concerns, such as the financing and tax benefits available for the installation of solar electric facilities, the relative advantages and disadvantages of … [Read more...] about Solar power REITs—an idea whose time has come?
Going Solar Back in 2014, I wrote a couple of blog articles about solar energy issues surfacing at that time as a result of the increased appeal of certain financial options. Today, the growth in popularity of these systems, for heating and cooling as well as to generate electricity, continues at a rapid pace. Industry sources estimate that these systems now generate enough … [Read more...] about Going solar? Keep these factors in mind
A few months back, I noted in my blog a number of problems that had begun to arise in the booming residential solar electric lease industry. These difficulties, which posed a number of significant unforeseen drawbacks for many consumers who elected to tap this alternative energy source, were beginning to cause many to question the benefits of leasing residential solar electric … [Read more...] about New developments in residential solar electricity
Solar electric leases are becoming increasingly popular with California homeowners. From 2010-2013, residential solar electric production in California nearly tripled, from around 20 megawatts to almost 60 megawatts. At the same time, the percentage of electricity generated under solar leases (residential solar electric systems leased from solar electric lease firms, not owned … [Read more...] about Residential solar electric leases—low-budget option, or costly surprise?