AltSys Solar Inc – Blog Post #001
By Daniel Moreno and Eric Sustaita – May 7th, 2019

Your energy bill is not just how much energy you use but the “rate” at which it is used and also “when” you use it: a combination of consumption (energy), demand (power) and Time-of-Use. Demand is defined by Southern California Edison (SCE) as: “The measure of how much electricity is used at a single point in time” and is charged by kW (kilo-watts) vs energy use which is charged by kWh (kilo-watt hours). The utility infrastructure (“the grid”) must be prepared to provide a certain level of power demand, varying on the time of day – PEAK demand occurring around early evening (4pm-9pm). The Utility collects Demand Charges to cover the cost of Grid Upgrades necessary to be capable of providing power up to the level of Peak Demand. Generation and Distribution of Power requires sufficient powerlines, transformers, substation facilities, but most expensive of all Power Plants!

There are two different demand charges billed by the utility: Facilities Demand and Time-Related Demand.  According to SCE website, “Facilities Demand Charges apply at all times throughout the year, calculated per kilowatt (kW) according to your highest recorded demand during each billing cycle—no matter what season, day of week, or time of day, while Time-Related Demand Charges only apply during the summer season (June 1 through September 30), when demand reaches its peak and costs are highest. Time-Related Demand Charges are assessed each month during On-Peak hours & also during Mid-Peak hours. Time-Related charges are in addition to and separate from a Facilities-Related Demand Charge.”

Energy Storage for Lower Grid Demands = Happy Solar Consumers!

Energy bills come with so many charges, so what do we do?  ADD BATTERIES, of course! Solar combined with Storage allows for saving on not just Energy Consumption costs, but also Power Demand charges – this means Overall Bill is able to be reduced to lowest possible result. Solar generation generally happens during hours that fall within what is called “Off-Peak TOU rate schedule” (8am-4pm) times when value of energy is at its lowest. During the evening times, PV systems are not producing energy and ‘coincidently’ lines up with “On-Peak TOU schedule” (4pm-9pm) – when energy and power costs are at their highest.

With Batteries, energy produced during the day that isn’t immediately consumed can get stored for usage later in the evening to avoid (high cost energy) imports from “The Grid” and reduce Peak Power level that “The Grid” must provide (reduce demand charges). Good for everyone!

Value of Solar Energy MAXIMIZED with addition of BATTERIES!

When you ready to take control of your energy needs and protect yourself against rising electric bills give us a call at (559) 688-2544 to start saving now.

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AltSys Solar Inc. has been visiting the City of Parlier​ attending community forums hosted by the Delores Huerta Foundation​ and California Solar & Storage Association​.

They are a local community serving company and believe in consumer protection and were proud to be apart of these community forums and look forward to helping everyone enjoy the benefits of solar.

Call your local solar and energy management experts here at 📞 (559) 688-2544 to help you start your path towards energy independence 💰 and producing clean renewable eletricity.
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Record numbers of energy customers switching to solar, California utilities commission reports

By CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD |July 3, 2019 at 4:00 am

“CHICO — A record number of energy customers in California, and in Chico, are making the switch to using solar energy every year.

According to the latest report from the California Solar Initiative and the California Public Utilities Commission, California as a whole has reported higher numbers than ever for installed solar systems.”

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When you are ready to take advantage of free energy from the ☀️ sun let us provide a free home solar analysis to see if solar is right for your situation.

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BY DALE KASLERJUNE 25, 2019 11:18 AM

“PG&E Corp.’s key lenders offered a $30 billion plan Tuesday to compensate wildfire victims, pull the utility out of bankruptcy — and give the tarnished company a new name.

The proposal, filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court by PG&E’s major bondholders, would set aside $16 billion to $18 billion to pay claims on the 2017 and 2018 wildfires. While that’s well short of the $30 billion PG&E has estimated is needed to satisfy its wildfire liabilities, one advocate for wildfire victims called the proposal a promising step.” Read More Here…

You have every right to be upset about the upcoming power outages and dealing with yearly energy cost increases. AltSys Solar Inc. will explain to you how solar and battery storage will fight for you and win the rising utility cost war.

Everyone needs and is going to buy power, the time is now to invest in yourself and save on your electricity bills. Last year for the 30% tax credit and the long sunny days with the highest energy producing months are upon us.

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Gwendolyn Wu and Matthias Gafni June 9, 2019 Updated: June 9, 2019 9:29 p.m.

“Pacific Gas and Electric Co. field crews began restoring power Sunday to approximately 20,500 customers in Butte and Yuba counties after the utility shut off electricity because of gusty winds and dry weather conditions.

More than half of the affected customers had electricity again as of 1:47 p.m. Sunday, according to PG&E, and by 4 p.m. all of Yuba County power had been restored.”

Everyone needs and is going to buy power, the time is now to invest in yourself and save on your electricity bills. Last year for the 30% tax credit and it is right before the long sunny highest energy producing months are upon us.

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Phil Dzikiy – Apr. 30th 2019 10:54 am ET (https://electrek.co)

“Electrek’s Take – While the first chart in this article shows renewables and coal continuing to dance with each other over the next few years, so to speak, renewables are mostly on top. The IEEFA notes “renewable generation is catching up to coal, and faster than forecast.” An extended view would surely show renewables taking over for good at some point. This doesn’t seem to be a controversial statement — renewables are increasing every year while coal plants are being retired.

So while coal fades away, the next frontier will see renewables taking on natural gas, and perhaps even nuclear, which has re-entered the discussion in some circles recently as a way to provide more energy while cutting back emissions. (See this USA Today article today about some Democratic presidential candidates showing “openness” to expanding nuclear power.)”

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By Kelsey Misbrener | April 16, 2019

Customers have asked many times about how much solar will increase their property value. In a recent article by Kelsey Misbrener from Solar Power World, we find out that Zillow did an analysis on homes sold with solar and found positive results!

“A new Zillow analysis shows homes with solar energy systems sold for 4.1% more on average than others nationwide in the past year. The sale premium varies by market — 5.4% in New York, 4.4% in San Francisco and 3.6% in Los Angeles, for example.”

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By: Gavin Blade Date: March 29, 2019

“PG&E’s future rests on board picks, CPUC president says…Picker said he is concerned PG&E may select board members more concerned with financial performance than correcting a safety record that’s seen the utility’s equipment ignite multiple deadly wildfires in recent years.”

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By: HJ Mai Date:March 26, 2019

“Meeting the morning and evening peaks of electricity demand has been a challenge for solar and wind energy, given their intermittent nature. As a result, technologies capable of delivering energy whenever the grid needs it, such as open-cycle gas turbines and gas reciprocating engines, had a competitive advantage, according to the report. This advantage is now disappearing.”

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By: JEFF ST. JOHN MARCH 11, 2019

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“Pacific Gas & Electric’s bankruptcy has become California’s most pressing policy crisis, forcing Gov. Gavin Newsom, state lawmakers, utility regulators and other key energy stakeholders to consider radical alternatives for the state’s largest utility in the face of its multibillion-dollar wildfire liabilities.”

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