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Solar Stories- What is the Solar Coupon?

Hi there, I’m Eric Hansen, owner of True South Solar, and these are our Solar Stories. Today I’m going to talk to you about the Solar Coupon. Last year the federal government through its Inflation Reduction Act, established a 30% federal tax credit for the next 10 years and this is great it’s making solar

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Learn about owning your power with True South Solar

Solar Stories – Own Your Power!

Hi there. I’m Eric Hansen, owner of True South Solar, and these are our Solar Stories. Today we’re going to talk about owning your own power. For the first time in human history, You can create your own power, generated on your home and not have a power bill. We’ve been under a monopoly for

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Dual-axis solar-tracking Strackers demonstrate Ashland's virtual net metering policy.

What is Virtual Net Metering in the City of Ashland?

Did you know that the City of Ashland offers Virtual Net Metering for its electricity customers? What is virtual net metering? Some people that own a home in Ashland don’t have good solar access. This is because of shading from trees or the south hillside in Ashland. If you own a second home in Ashland

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True South Solar, Southern Oregon's premier solar company, serving Medford, Ashland, and Grants Pass

10 Questions To Ask If You’re Considering Solar

Our goal at True South Solar is to educate and inform you about going solar, while being professional and transparent. We want you to have the best experience with no surprises along the way. Here are 10 questions that you should be asking any solar company before signing a contract with them. 1. How long

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Meet The Team- Jon Poot

Meet Jon, one of True South Solar’s newest journeyman electricians. When did you first start thinking about solar? I first started thinking about solar in the mid 1980’s, when I started in the Electrical trade as an Electrician apprentice. I also became very interested in Solar when I started subscribing to HomePower magazine around that same time.

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Owner Eric Hansen with a homeowner discussing their new Powerwall+

A Solar+Storage Solution in Central Point

True South Solar recently installed a solar+storage solution for a couple in Central Point. This 7.2kw PV solar electric system was installed on a composition shingle roof. We also installed a Tesla Powerwall+ for electricity backup, in case the power goes out, on the exterior of the house. The couple wants to make sure that

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Tesla Powerwall in a home.

What’s the Difference Between Powerwall+ and Powerwall 2?

NOTE: Tesla now offers Powerwall 3. (Powerwall 2 and Powerwall+ have been discontinued.) LEARN MORE ABOUT POWERWALL 3FIND OUT WHY POWERWALL 3 IS REVOLUTIONARY Prior to 2024, True South Solar offered Tesla’s two different home energy storage options, Powerwall+ and Powerwall 2. There were some critical differences between the two products (namely, DC vs AC

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REC Silicon production facility in Moses Lake, WA

Hanwha And REC Silicon Announce 10-Year Partnership

Last month, the Korean-based company Hanwha and the US’s largest crystaline silicon solar panel assembler announced that they would be opening another solar plant. They will be making both the solar panels and their components right here in the USA. This is big news! Qcells, which has its headquarters in Seoul, said it was making

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True South Solar panels installed on a residential home

What is the Best Solar Company in Medford in 2023?

What is the best solar company in Medford, you ask? There are a lot of solar 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 just supplies and rely on their customers to figure

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Maximize your savings going solar with True South Solar

Maximizing Your Savings with Incentives

Thinking about installing a solar energy system at your home or business in Southern Oregon? You’ll be happy to know that there are numerous incentives available to help you save money. In this post, we’ll discuss the various state and federal incentives that can help you reduce the cost of your solar installation and maximize

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Rianna Koppel - a member of the True South Solar team

Meet The Team- Rianna Kopel

Meet Rianna Kopel, a member of the True South Solar team. She is a solar administrator. When did you first start thinking about solar? I have been inspired by sustainability at Maharishi International University in my hometown. This community has been invested in solar and permaculture for decades. In 2018, MIU installed a 1.1 MW

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