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Our Solar Installation Portfolio

Interested in taking your home or business solar? Take a few minutes to browse through Scudder Solar’s installation portfolio for ideas, inspiration and motivation to make the switch! The portfolio houses a gallery  showcasing many of our current and past solar installations around the Central Coast including Monterey, Carmel Valley, Santa Cruz, Morgan Hill, San Jose and all surrounding cities. ….

Our Solar Installation Portfolio June 25th, 2017Scudder Solar

Shining a Light On Santa Cruz Solar

  Situated at the north end of the Monterey Bay region, Santa Cruz is known for its natural beauty and relaxed lifestyle, but it’s also recognized worldwide as a forward-thinking, progressive city full of people who care about the environment. Passion for the environment actually flows through the veins of a lot of people who live here – from embracing ….

Shining a Light On Santa Cruz Solar June 7th, 2017Scudder Solar

Hiring a Solar Contractor

Troy Wolverton (via the San Jose Mercury News) has written a fantastic blog post about the daunting task consumers have when they decide to go solar and need to hire an experienced, professional solar contractor. If you’re thinking about taking the leap into a green lifestyle with solar power, you have  a big job ahead of you so take your time, do your ….

Hiring a Solar Contractor June 7th, 2017Scudder Solar

Solar Q&A

“Do I need to replace my roof before I have solar installed? If so, do both of your companies (roofing & solar) work together and how long would it take?”   During our free evaluation, we look at your current roof condition as well as ask our client some specific questions about their roof like how old is the roof, are there ….

Solar Q&A April 14th, 2017Scudder Solar

9 Solar Contract Tips

You’ve decided to go solar, you’re about to start interviewing solar companies and sooner than you know it, it’s time to sign a contract on the dotted line. Here are nine solar contract tips to help you make sure you’re going to get exactly what you want, when you want it and at the right price!   1.) Do Your ….

9 Solar Contract Tips April 14th, 2017Scudder Solar

Lean, Mean, Green Panels

While some believe a good rain is all your panels will need, industry reports say that letting your solar panels get dirty with build up from everything including bird droppings to pollen may cause your panels to dramatically decrease in efficiency. Some statistics thrown around concerning dirty solar panels include a loss of 25-30% or even more. Of course a deficiency ….

Lean, Mean, Green Panels April 14th, 2017Scudder Solar

Renewable Energy At Home

  Homes account for a whopping 21% of all U.S. emissions of climate-changing carbon dioxide. And that’s just from powering furnaces, air conditioners, lights, appliances, and gadgets. It doesn’t take into account the energy that goes into building, furnishing, and maintaining our homes. So your home is a good place to start if you want to help slow global warming. ….

Renewable Energy At Home April 14th, 2017Scudder Solar

Why Solar Power?

Any homeowner or business owner looking into going solar will have their own personal list of reasons, but in most cases, the reasons can be summed up with a few of the most important benefits:   The economic benefits of solar… A properly installed solar electric system can drastically reduce or even eliminate your electric bills altogether and it’s a ….

Why Solar Power? April 14th, 2017Scudder Solar