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Battery Backup with Sonnen

Think the Tesla Power Wall is cool?

Check out battery backup with Sonnen. The SonnenBatterie eco is an energy storage solution for your home that uses intelligent software to manage energy throughout the day – saving you money, providing backup power and enabling you to use your solar power at night. These lithium-ion batteries have a 10-year warranty and are already being installed world-wide.
In Oregon, the two main reasons people request battery backup is emergency preparedness...
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The Spirit of Giving

This season True South Solar is sponsoring some of our favorite events and organizations throughout the Rogue Valley. We give to be part of something larger than ourselves, and to support the community we care about. Here are a few of our gifts for the end of 2016: 

    •    $5,000 Ashland Chamber Festival of Lights
    •    $5,000 Providence Festival of Trees
    •    $5,000 Mt. Ashland


City of Ashland’s Festival of Lights
Friday, November 25; Downtown...
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Meet the Crew: Zac Morel

 Q: What do you do on the TSS team?
I’m currently a licensed LRT (Limited Renewables Technician) Apprentice and take classes at Rogue Community College to learn the trade. I am a materials handler, which is an important role on the installation crew. I help make sure we have the right equipment in place on the jobsite to safely and cleanly install solar panels. 
Q: What’s your favorite part of the job?
Knowing that my work is part of a movement towards a more sustainable energy...
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Oregon’s RETC (Renewable Energy Tax Credit) set to expire at the end of 2017

Residents can get a credit on their Oregon income taxes for adding a solar energy system to their homes. Under Oregon’s RETC (Residential Energy Tax Credit) program, homeowners are eligible for up to $6,000 credit on state taxes for installation of solar electric systems. The 40-year-old program, is set to expire December 2017.

The current tax credit is based on $1.50 per watt of installed capacity up to $6,000 per residence taken over four years ($1,500 per year) limited to 50 percent...

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Crafting Solar Policy in Oregon

The Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association (OSEIA) is a trade association founded in 1981 to promote clean, renewable, solar technologies. OSEIA works with industry leaders, academic scholars, legislators, government, and nonprofit agencies to advocate for solar technologies and raise awareness of its potential to help secure an affordable, reliable, and clean energy future. Our own Eric Hansen, General Manager of True South Solar, currently serves as an OSEIA board member. OSEIA has...

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SunPower's Efficiency Record is a Big Deal

SunPower has again set a new solar power panel efficiency record, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). SunPower has reached 24.1 percent efficiency – surpassing the previous world record for the highest efficiency of a solar panel using silicon cells.

Most of True South Solar installations feature SunPower premium panels. SunPower is the industry leader in efficiency with solar cell technology. Compared to a conventional panel, our...

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Get to Know Shaun Franks, Inside Sales & Marketing

Shaun FranksQ: What’s your role on the TSS team? 
I assist with any initial questions folks have about going solar (which is easy), and set them up with a solar advisor to help design a customized energy solution.  

 Q: What’s your favorite part of the job?
Helping people go solar while in the Rogue Valley has really made this the best job I’ve ever had. I have to opportunity to meet a lot of awesome community members and our region is an amazing place to raise a family. 

Q: When did you...

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True South Solar @ Mt. Ashland


True South Solar just installed a 27.8 kW array of solar panels on Mt. Ashland! Mt. Ashland now has 85 panels on the ski area vehicle shop roof, this will offset 12% of energy use at the ski area! The project is being supported in part by Pacific Power's Blue Sky Program customers, the Energy Trust of Oregon, and True South Solar.

Today we begin installing a 28 KW solar electric system on the vehicle building that will offset 12% of the mountain's power usage, permanently lowering...

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Ashland Living and Doing Business Guide 2016

True South Solar was featured in the Ashland Living and Doing Business Guide 2016 (check us out on page 16 &17). Here's what they had to say about us: 

"True South Solar has grown 150% in 2015 in the amount of solar they’ve installed regionally. Their company has expanded to support such growth. They now have 15 full time employees, with three of them being SOU graduates. They offer their employees living wages, health care, retirement, and are a family driven organization. New to...

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Read about our Rooftop Revolution in the Locals Guide!

For the past 6 years the Locals Guide has followed our True South Solar success story click here to learn more about the rooftop revolution happening now!


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