If you follow this blog regularly, you already know that San Diego solar energy has its fair share of opponents. Utility companies are fighting tooth and nail to make it harder for environmentally (and financially) conscious homeowners to install panels on their properties.
But sometimes, the reverse happens. Every now and then, homeowners join together to prevent utility companies from investing in solar. It’s rare but it happens.
We recently came across an interesting story out of Wynola, San Diego (near Julian) in which area residents are up in arms about a proposed solar farm.
If and when completed, this project will feed into SDG&E’s network, helping the utility move closer to its state-mandated renewable energy goals. The 1.0 MW solar farm will produce enough clean energy to power 650 homes.
Local residents are concerned that the solar farm could lower property values and disrupt the “rural” feel of their community.
At Sunline Energy– we don’t have strong opinions on the subject.
- On the one hand, we’re huge supporters of solar and welcome any projects that help to make the technology more mainstream.
- On the other hand, we’re sympathetic. After all, no one wants property values to go down.
San Diego Solar Energy Is about Choice and Independence
At the end of the day, solar power is about energy independence.
We love large-scale projects because it’s easier to pool resources for maximum impact. But we love small-scale solar projects even more. Residential and commercial installations allow ordinary individuals to become independent power producers.
As solar energy in San Diego becomes mainstream, you begin to see more and more of these independent power producers springing up all over the region.
It began as a trickle when we first went into business. But the ROIs got better. The incentives became more lucrative. Panel prices kept falling. And the economics of solar became increasingly difficult to ignore. It wasn’t long before that trickle turned into a stream.
In 2014, we fully expect that stream to become a torrent.
Major solar farms are great. And we hope that the project developers and local residents of Wynola are able to find common ground. But our goal at Sunline Energy is to outfit every small rooftop in San Diego County with affordable, high quality solar panels. And to help us reach that goal, we’ve made the entire process as easy and as straightforward as possible:
- Simply contact us today for a free solar consultation
- We’ll walk you through all the ins and outs of a solar installation
- You’ll know (in advance) all costs, savings, and earning potential
- You’ll also know (in advance) all incentives and financing options
If the numbers make sense, you can decide to move forward. If not, no worries. Your free solar proposal is yours to keep or throw away.
No pressure. No hidden fees. Just pure sunshine.