Posts tagged: solar energy

Stellar Solar Powers Events for Free

Imagine yourself at a concert, grooving to the tunes of a great band.  The event is a typical outdoor concert fundraiser; with food, drinks, and smiles abound.  Everything seems normal, except you can’t help but notice the giant solar panels that are also present.   Solar energy at a concert?  Is this some kind of dream?

No, it’s not a dream.  Right now, Stellar Solar, San Diego’s Best Solar Company, is offering our Stellar Mobile Solar Station for events and happenings of all kinds.  The best part is, it’s free.  Whatever the event may be, from school events to demo days, The Stellar Solar Mobile Solar Station can provide mobile power that can provide for all or most of your events’ power needs at no cost. Complete with a solar powered racetrack, our Mobile Solar Station provides fascination and entertainment for kids and adults alike.

photo 2The Stellar Mobile Solar Station setup at the Talmadge Block Party.


This past Saturday, October 11, Stellar Solar used its Stellar Mobile Station to power the stage at the Talmadge block party, a large event in the neighborhood of Talmadge put on to bring the community together.  This event provides an example of how The Stellar Mobile Station can be put to good use; to help save the community money, and reduce the impact of powering such events on the environment.

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Some of the tents powered by the Stellar Mobile Solar Station.

If you would like more information about how you can power your next event using The Stellar Mobile Solar Station, give us a call at 866-787-6527.

Stellar Solar Wins San Diego’s Best Solar Company 2014

I am pleased to announce that for the third time in
four years, Stellar Solar has won San Diego’s Best of Award for Best
Solar Company in San Diego for 2014.  I am thrilled to win this year
as it proves that our previous results, winning in 2011, coming in a
close second in 2012, and winning again in 2013 were not flukes, and
that we are consistent in the way we do business.

Since we started in 1998, we at Stellar Solar have worked to provide
the best experience possible for our customers switching to solar.
Our no-pressure, no-gimmick, educational approach has been key to our
success, as our only tactic is to show customers how solar can benefit
them.  Our high rate of referral business shows that our customers not
only are satisfied with our work, but also with the way we do business
and trust us enough to recommend to their friends.  Customer opinions
of our company are also well represented online, with our industry
leading 5-star Yelp reviews, our A+ with the Better Business Bureau,
and positive feedback on Angie’s List.

We also offer a variety of financing options that set us apart from
the competition.  Our 1.99% 12-year solar financing is putting solar
within the reach of a much wider segment of homeowners, with the
possibility of bills being as low as $100 a month.  Throw in our
30-day installation guarantee, and it’s clear that we take the extra
step to make the solar experience as positive as possible for our

That said I would like to personally thank everyone that voted to make
us San Diego’s best Solar Company in 2014, and hope to continue to
uphold this reputation in the years to come.

Thanks again San Diego,

Kent Harle

White House Installs Solar Panels

The White House recently installed a 6.3 kW American-made solar energy system on its roof. The Obama administration is aiming to push solar energy and energy efficiency and is increasing billions of investment in energy efficiency for federal buildings. Watch the video below and read more here.

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This Father’s Day, Give Dad the Sun!

Happy Father’s Day to all our customers… and future customers!

These days, lots of moms and dads are choosing to go solar for their home, mainly to get rid of those pesky (and expensive) power bills.

But there’s a surprise bonus. When your house is powered by the sun, everything that plugs into your house is now also solar powered.

What better gift for Dad this Father’s Day than a power boost from Stellar Solar?

His DVR and laptop? Solar-powered. All his emails to friends and family and that blog he writes about his wood-working hobby? Runs on the sun now!

And nothing tastes better first thing in the morning than coffee brewed with solar power.


If you trade in that smoky old gas mower for a new, electric lawn mower… Dad can cut the grass using solar power, too. (Which is only fair, since it’s solar power that makes the grass grow in the first place.)

Not only are these electric power tools less polluting, they’re usually much quieter, too — which your neighbors might appreciate on early Sunday mornings!


The ultimate, of course, is to get a Nissan Leaf or some other all-electric vehicle and plug that into your solar powered house.

Once you do that… “every move you make, every trip you take”… you’re running on clean, California sunshine and getting great mileage to boot! (Plus, with instant torque from the electric motor and front-wheel drive, they’re really fun to drive.)

Past experience suggests you can drive 5 miles for each single kilowatt-hour of electricity… which means you can drive 1,000 miles per month on 200 kWh of clean, solar powered electricity. At 5-6 cents per kWh, that’s just $10-$12 a month in fuel charges!

Happy Father’s Day from Stellar Solar and here’s hoping all the dads out there enjoy their day in the sun!


Utility Costs Go Up While Solar Costs Keep Going Down

We couldn’t help but notice this week that SDG&E is planning to raise electricity prices another 7% — one of the largest rate increases in the company’s history, by the way — while the price of solar energy continues to drop and is currently at an all-time low.

solar-array01This raises the natural question, which is the better investment over the long haul, home solar energy or utility power?

One way to answer the question is to point out, first of all, how much utility power actually costs.

If you’re spending $200 per month on electricity (not unusual in San Diego), that’s $2,400 per year or $24,000 in 10 years — and that’s if prices don’t go up.

But if SDG&E rates do go up at 7% per year (as noted above), your 10-year cost of electricity is $33,000 — not $24,000. Key question: What sort of return do you get on that “investment?” (They let you keep your lights on?)

Here’s how solar compares…. for about what you will spend with SDG&E over the next 7 years, you can OWN a system that provides over 95% of your needed electricity — for the next 30+ years! (That’s like getting free electricity for 23 years!)

At the same time, that solar energy system adds new asset value to your home, value you can re-coup if you decide to sell your home… because now you’re selling a house with zero electric bill. One study said that home value goes up by $20 for every $1 in annual energy savings, just due to your avoided cost.

So, this nifty device that helps you avoid $2,400 in annual energy payment to the utility… also adds $48,000 in new home value to your bottom line, more than doubling your payback.

So remember, as you keep hearing about SDG&E rate increases — and paying those ever-increasing electricity bills — sometimes the price of doing nothing is just too high.

If you’d like to find out what sort of solar investment would work best for your home, give us a call or fill out the form on this website. And we’ll show you how to really put your money to work!

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