Northern California, home to some of the most innovative and power companies in the world, has always embraced technological innovation, particularly in the renewable energy sector. Not only is the Bay Area (which includes the counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma) home to top green energy companies such as SunPower and Tendril but it has also become one of the best places in California to invest in solar energy. Together, Contra Costa and Santa Clara counties accounted for over 122 Megawatts of installed solar capacity, most in the state, since the California Solar Initiative was put into place.
Unfortunately, PG&E charges Northern California residents some of the highest prices in the country for electricity and as the cost of electricity increases throughout California, customers of PG&E may be feel the pain more than others. What this means is there is opportunity for Northern California residents to invest in solar energy for their homes and not only save money on their utility costs immediately but also insulate themselves from additional spikes in price due to high demand. And with large number of California solar rebates and unique solar financing arrangements available to help offset the up front cost of solar energy, it has never been a better time for Northern California residents to go solar.
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