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[Video] Commercial Solar Install – Carmel By The Sea

Allterra Solar completed a 100KW commercial installation in Carmel, CA. Allterra specializes in residential and commercial projects under 250KW which is ideal for most office buildings, small businesses, and grocery stores. Allterra...

Zero Net Energy Cities, Coming to a Town Near You

In the city of Lancaster, California, Mayor Rex Parris is issuing a “Zero Net Energy Home Ordinance” for all new homes built in Lancaster after January 1st, 2017. If this ordinance were to pass, it could make Lancaster the first city to become a Zero Net City (ZNC). A...

PG&E Raised Rates…Again

San Francisco, CA - PG&E raised its electricity rates for the second time in as many months when the utility's latest increase went into effect March 1st, 2017. While PG&E suggests it is trying to "simplify" its convoluted rate system to make it easier for...

Solar Employment Jumped 25% in 2016

Drive down almost any neighborhood and you'll see solar on one of the roofs. Since the creation of the Solar Investment Tax Credit in 2006, solar has grown at a compound annual rate of over 60% every year. Low-cost equipment, competition, and government incentives...

2016 Economic Impact Report

It is easy to forget the importance of hiring locally owned and operated companies. As many people gravitate to big box retailers like Home Depot or national service companies like Comcast, we tend to forget small businesses in the United States are fundamental to our...

The Trump Effect on Solar in California

As Trump takes aim at the EPA, climate change, and renewable energy, California is poised to fight back. It's no secret that Donald Trump and his cabinet picks are not the biggest fans of renewable energy and factual information related to climate change....

California Supports Solar (NEM 2.0 update)

CA Has Got Solar’s Back As the leading solar market in the United States, California continues to ensure that homeowners get a good deal and save by going solar. First a quick reminder of federal incentives for solar, the 30% Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is the...

4 Gorgeous Systems Installed by Allterra

Community Foundations Install East Cliff Install Opal Cliffs Install Large Ground Mount Solar Array   Interested in owning a solar system as beautiful as those in the pictures above? Call Allterra Solar today at (831) 425-2608 to schedule an appointment with one...

9 Reasons to Go Solar In 2017

1. The 30% tax credit The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is the Federal Government’s way to encourage the adoption of solar across the United States by “refunding” 30% of the total solar project cost as a tax credit. It was extended in 2016 for a few more years. 2....

Read This Before You Choose a Roofer to Install Solar

Would you hire a gardener if you wanted to build a house? If you needed plumbing, would you call an interior decorator? These questions may sound inane but it’s not much different than hiring a roofer to put solar on your home. Roofers across the U.S. are looking to...

The Era of the Electric Vehicle is Upon Us

The 2017 Chevy Bolt: An exceptional EV at an affordable cost. Tim Stevens, Editor in Chief of CNET Roadshow, took the new 2017 Chevy Bolt on a long test-drive to find how the car would hold up on a real road trip. Stevens’ journey began in Monterey, California and...

Allterra installs Tesla Powerwall on the Central Coast

Allterra Solar recently installed its first Tesla Powerwall in Santa Cruz County! With the addition of a Powerwall, the Santa Cruz resident is among a growing number of homeowners who are enjoying the benefits of solar PV and electricity storage. Powerwall brought the...