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How will the financial pain of a PG&E bankruptcy be spread?

According to a new Greentech Media article, the rate payers in PG&E service territory stand to bear the brunt of a PG&E bankruptcy.: "Who stands to be hurt most by PG&E's financial crisis? The short answer to this question is, beyond the shareholders who are wiped...

2019 Final Year for Full Solar Tax Credit – Sign Up Now

Allterra Solar is already booking into Spring 2019 for installations. To ensure your system is installed in the current tax year, please schedule your free home evaluation now. Click here to be taken to our quote request page.  The federal solar tax credit, also known...

ChooseSantaCruz.com Interviews Allterra

Amanda Rotella, from the Santa Cruz Economic Development Journal, recently interviewed James Allen: Allterra Solar is a familiar name in Santa Cruz. You’ve seen the branded vehicles, attended events they’ve sponsored, and possibly had them out to your house for a...

Trump Set to Impose Solar Tariff

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Trump Administration is poised to make solar panels more expensive in early 2018. The "Trump Tariff" will likely increase the cost of panels by as much as 30% which is why acting now makes a lot of sense. When you decide to move ahead with your...

Allterra Solar: Energy on a Human Scale

After 14 years in business with thousands of successful installations under our belt, we have developed an industry leading product and service offering. Our commitment to a great customer experience makes us an easy choice for home and business owners throughout 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 of...

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...