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'Twas the night before Christmas, and Santa Claus embarked on his annual journey with his trusty reindeer. As he soared through the starry night, his sleigh made a special stop at a house adorned…
Affordable Apartments VNEM Solar
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has significantly changed the Virtual Net Energy Metering (VNEM) and Net Energy Metering Aggregation (NEMA) programs. These changes, as highlighted…
3-Story Senior Housing SSF
UPDATE November 17, 2023 The CPUC approved their decision on the implementation of the new prevailing wage law for commercial systems in AB 2143. The CPUC did not change its proposal from the…
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Hello! I am Mel, one of Sun Light & Power’s newest team members. When I was given the opportunity to write a blog post for Earth Day I was excited and more than a bit nervous. After I saw the…
Beat NEM-3 with SLP
Koralie Hill, a 17-year solar veteran and former Director of System Performance at Sun Light & Power explains why you should go solar now! She was recently asked whether solar still makes sense…
Sun Light & Power considers our customers to be our partners in the communities that we serve. We need their vision and commitment in order to help build a better world powered by solar energy. A…
We are very proud to announce that Sun Light & Power qualified for B Lab’s Best For The World 2022 in the Workers Category. Only certified Benefit Corporations (B Corps) that have achieved the…
Sometimes, the secret to developing new technologies is rooted in time honored traditions of the past, albeit with the benefit of considerable technological hindsight. Imagine trying to reintroduce a…
Do you want to keep your lights and critical devices up and running during the next power outage? Have you heard that solar without a battery will work? We explain what you really need to combat…
As a result of the current “NEM-3” hearings at the CPUC, Net Energy Metering (NEM) in California is likely to change dramatically in 2022. In our opinion, you should submit all commercial and…
1976 was a whole long time ago for me, yet in some ways it feels like it was yesterday. If you had told me in 1976 that 45 years later I would still be the president of Sun Light & Power, that I…
Climate change is accelerating. Are you ready to build a safer, cleaner, and more resilient home environment? The best way to transform your home into a safe haven is to adopt residential solar and…
Just two weeks after the California solar industry defeated Assembly Bill 1139, a broad coalition of solar advocates were back in action on June 16 to deliver a strong message to the CPUC: You’ve…
The California solar industry and its customers are no strangers to the nefarious neglect and profit-driven tactics of the public utility companies. Nevertheless, California solar is now being…
On this Earth Day we need to face reality: our climate is warming fast and we must drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions now or our future vocabulary will be dominated by a single word:…

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