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What is the Best Medford Solar Company in 2024?

There are a lot of solar installation companies that operate in Medford–and throughout Southern Oregon. Some companies offer services like the installation of solar panels, wiring, and connection to the power meter for residences. Other companies offer solar panel installation, along with backup battery solutions. A solar energy system for your home or business is

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Installing Solar Panels on a home in Southern Oregon

Does having solar on your home increase its value?

Many people ask us about the value of solar. Beside reducing your power bill, does adding solar to the home increase the home’s value? The simple answer is yes, absolutely! Having solar on your home increases its value, particularly in Oregon, for the following reasons:  If you ever plan to sell a home where you’ve installed

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Chevy Silverado EV charging at home with V2 bi-directional charging

Exploring Vehicle to Home (V2H) Energy Solutions

As the world moves towards more sustainable energy solutions, Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) technology is emerging as a game-changer. V2H enables electric vehicles to serve as backup power sources for homes, enhancing energy security and sustainability. At True South Solar, we are excited about the potential of V2H and it’s ability to work alongside Tesla Powerwall to

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Plan ahead so that you have peace of mind with Tesla Powerwall

The Benefits of Home Battery Storage: Energy Independence and Savings

As more homeowners turn to renewable energy solutions, the role of home battery storage systems has become increasingly significant. At True South Solar, we believe that harnessing the power of the sun goes beyond just installing solar panels; it’s about creating a complete energy solution that offers both independence and financial benefits. In this blog

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The QCells solar panel factory in Dalton, Georgia.

Closing the Loop: Solar Panel Recycling Program Launches

We often hear from our clients, “Can solar panels be recycled?” This is an issue that we care about deeply, but until recently, we have not seen a very significant effort to address. Just recently, we have seen some significant progress in solar panel recycling. One notable development we at True South Solar are excited about involves

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Friends of the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument gather for a beaver hunt in June 2024

Hunting for Beavers in the Monument

The Friends of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument held a Beaver Scavenger Hunt on Saturday June 1. It was a wild success! Thanks to a crew of about 50 nature-loving volunteers ages 19 – 80 years, the group surveyed more than 12 miles of creeks and streams in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument (CSNM) looking for beaver sign.

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Tesla Powerwall can power your home at night after the sun goes down

Are there incentives to help pay for home energy storage?

YES! Understanding Incentives for Home Energy Storage Systems As more homeowners in Southern Oregon look to enhance their energy independence, home energy storage systems like Tesla Powerwall are becoming increasingly popular. These systems not only provide backup power during outages but also help in managing energy costs more effectively. Thankfully, several incentives are available to

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The True South Solar crew at a ground-mounted solar array installed in May 2024.

Is Home Storage Worth the Extra Investment?

In recent years, home energy storage systems have gained significant attention as a means to optimize the benefits of solar energy. As the technology advances, homeowners are increasingly asking: “Is home storage worth the extra investment?” At True South Solar, we believe the answer is a resounding yes. Here’s why. Maximizing Solar Energy Utilization Solar

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How to Clean Solar Panels

How to Clean Solar Panels

Solar panels can accumulate dirt, dust, pollen, bird droppings and ash in summer in Southern Oregon. Typically, the rain and snow will naturally clean your solar array in the winter and spring months. That is one of the reasons we always recommend installing panels with even a modest tilt angle. However, summers of smoke and

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Solar panels paired with Tesla Powerwall delivers peace of mind through uncertain times.

Do I Need Home Storage?

As the landscape of energy continues to evolve, many Southern Oregon homeowners are considering the addition of home storage solutions to their energy systems. At True South Solar, we’ve observed a growing interest in devices like Tesla Powerwall 3, especially from those concerned about power outages and the uncertainty of future energy supply. With the

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Tesla Powerwall 3 installed in a garage.

Does Tesla Powerwall Work With a Whole Home Backup Generator?

The Tesla Powerwall 3 fully integrated home backup system is an incredibly popular option for homeowners looking to add backup power and maximize their solar energy usage. But what if you already have or are considering installing a whole home generator for backup power? Can the two systems work together? The short answer is yes,

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We Love Clean Energy Sign

Southern Oregon Schools Go Solar

Schools across Southern Oregon are making a a solid investment in the future. Faced with soaring energy costs and tightening budgets, forward-thinking districts are turning to solar power as a intelligent long-term solution. By harnessing the region’s abundant sunshine, these educational institutions are paving the way for a greener, more resilient tomorrow. Ashland School District

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