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Why Choosing Your Solar Installer Matters

What a difference five years make. Less than a decade ago, you could count the solar installers in your area on one hand. Now, there are countless companies all promising to help homeowners save money on electricity. And that's good for you. The more companies you...

Local News Articles on Ali Noorani Talk This Thursday

Immigration Expert Ali Noorani to Speak at Allterra Solar By Aaron Carnes, Good Times “Americans cherish immigration in hindsight, not so much in the present day,” immigration advocate Ali Noorani tells me. Actually, he’s relaying something that Doris Meissner,...

An Essay: US Energy Security

This is an essay by Allterra intern Emily Engle. Energy security or the ability to secure resources for energy consumption, is a defining factor of national security, influencing both the United State’s domestic and international policies. In her book, Energy Policy,...

5 Ways Homeowners Can Get Paid to Go Solar

Let me ask you a question: Can you afford to go solar today? ...you might say no. Many homeowners still believe that solar power is out of their reach. They think it's too expensive and that only people with savings can afford to install solar on their home. Those...

Solar Powers the Grid and the Job Market

Energy production has provided jobs for many Americans for decades. As an integral component of U.S. employment, advances in electricity generation will inevitably foster changes in job distribution. The push to transition away from fossil fuel energy generation...

Santa Cruz Supports SB 100 in The Push for 100% Clean Energy

California has hit record high clean energy production in recent years. However, there is still progress to be made in attaining all of the state’s electricity from renewable sources. Senate Bill 100 proposes the state achieves 100% clean energy production by 2045; a...

Allterra Solar: A Green Business

Being green extends far beyond the color of our logo and deep into our business practices. In addition to the clean energy our clients’ systems produce every day, Allterra has taken many steps to mitigate environmental impacts of our daily business operations. Since...

Brief History of Schwag

By Nathaniel Baratta If you like free things, which studies suggest most people do, then chances are that you have "schwag" sitting somewhere in your home. Schwag, not to be confused with swag, is free promotional material with company logos, mission statements, and...

Allterra Supports CALPIRG

Allterra has joined California Student Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) at UC Santa Cruz in their venture to launch the campaign to secure commitments from American colleges and universities to make the transition towards 100 percent renewable energy on...

Join Us May 8th for the Warriors Watch Party

The Golden State Warriors roll into the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs where they will face-off against the Utah Jazz. Game 4 will occur on Monday May 8th at 6pm and Allterra Solar is excited to host a watch party on our HD 10'x10' projection screen....

Making the Switch to Silicon Valley Clean Energy

What is Silicon Valley Power? Twelve communities in Santa Clara County have formed a new community-owned agency to provide electricity to consumers. This new public entity is called Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) and it works in partnership with PG&E who will...