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Straight Talk Solar Cast

 

Welcome to the world’s first Straight-Talk SolarCast! This is your go-to podcast for answers about solar.

Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California, who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system for their home, business, or farm.

Each episode we discuss questions facing people making the decision to go solar. The solutions to your questions are given to you – straight – by one of the leading experts in the solar industry, Jamie Duran, president of Solar Harmonics.

Feel free to search our library for answers to questions that you’re facing when considering solar.

 

Recent Episodes

Solar + Proposal Evaluations

Solar + Proposal Evaluations

In this week's podcast we discuss how we are starting to evaluate solar proposals for customers who are not in our service area. We are testing out this service now and seeing if it sticks. We check for equipment,  warranties, and financing options. So far we...

Solar + Viable Mining

Solar + Viable Mining

In this week's podcast we discuss the future of bitcoin mining and how ViableMining.com will help make cryptocurrency mining sustainable in  the present and the future. We also discuss what the heck bitcoin mining is, why it is necessary and how Viable Mining...

Solar + Viable Mining

Solar + Viable Mining

In this week's podcast we discuss the future of bitcoin mining and how ViableMining.com will help make cryptocurrency mining sustainable in the present and the future. We also discuss what the heck bitcoin mining is, why it is necessary and how Viable Mining fixes a...

Solar + DC Power

Solar + DC Power

In this week's podcast we discuss the sentencing of the former CEO of DC Solar, who got sentenced to 30 years in prison for fraud and money laundering. The idea from DC Solar was to create mobile solar power stations that actually worked pretty well. But the founder...

Solar + New Legislation

Solar + New Legislation

In this week's podcast, we discuss the new federal budget issues related to solar power.  Surprisingly, all of the proposed changes are very beneficial for new and existing solar customers. We discuss the pros, cons, benefits and long-term effects of these changes....

Solar + New Legislation

Solar + New Legislation

In this week's podcast, we discuss the new federal budget issues related to solar power.  Surprisingly, all of the proposed changes are very beneficial for new and existing solar customers. We discuss the pros, cons, benefits and long-term effects of these...

Solar Horror Stories for Halloween

Solar Horror Stories for Halloween

In this week's podcast, we discuss two real-life solar horror stories that are tales of caution for everyone else. The first is a solar lease + new roof + solar broker story, and the second is a broken solar panel system with an out-of-area installer with poor...

Solar + Industry Updates

Solar + Industry Updates

In this week's podcast we discuss the recent updates with the solar installer license, Net Energy Metering changes and solar in Mexico. Great to be back! About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California, who invite their...

Solar + NEM Updates

Solar + NEM Updates

In this week's podcast we discuss the newest Net Energy Metering proposal by the California utilities and the effects on both the commercial and residential solar markets. Please also subscribe to The California Solar & Storage Association (CALSSA) for more...

Solar + Fall Updates

Solar + Fall Updates

In this week's podcast we discuss a couple of updates that are having big effects on the solar business - raw materials and the California Solar and Storage Association's lawsuit against the California Contractors State License Board. About Jamie Duran & Solar...

Recent Reviews

  • Great content, great company
    November 2, 2021 by POSRJAK from United States

    I’ve listen to all the episodes, lotta good advice that I learned a lot from listening to these guys. I wish the solar company was in my area, I feel like they could finally convince me to go sold or where it totally makes sense.

  • Love It!
    October 4, 2021 by i am a babysitter backoff from United States

    Jamie and Adam make quite a team. Jamie's wealth of knowledge in the solar field and the shows format, is a great way for people to pick up Jamie's knowledge in an entertaining way!

  • Love These Guys So Much-I mad a Haiku for them
    September 8, 2021 by Peterson3018 from United States

    As a Realtor over 26 years plus These guys make me laugh. This podcast should be in Realtors toolbox

  • Great for professionals and prospecting customers alike
    June 1, 2020 by Solar Guy Ty from United States

    I’m a solar professional and I benefit from the show’s coverage of industry news. Thanks for the info!

  • Learn before you buy solar!
    May 15, 2020 by Lds member from United States

    Spen a few days listening to the entire series an you will know everything you need to know to buy your solar system! Plus you will learn a variety of energy saving tips! I love these guys! They are entertaining and informative!

  • Great way to keep up with news & trends
    February 17, 2020 by JitsGrips from United States

    Love the format of this podcast. Short, sweet, and to the point! Great way to catch up on the latest news and trends in the industry while on the road and in between appointments. Keep up the great work, guys!

  • Great pod
    February 4, 2020 by tomgMaui from United States

    Tons of information if your a home owner or even a solar contractor. Keep it up guys appreciate you keeping us to to date.

  • Good straight Talk!
    October 8, 2019 by Johnthevirgo from United States

    Thanks been trying to find a good solar podcast and really like hearing your perspective and that of what you hear from your clients. Lots of great info. Thank you

  • I agree with me!
    May 11, 2016 by duranasaurus from United States

    Very fun, easy to listen to, and straight to the point.

  • Solar Expertise
    May 5, 2016 by DoubleD3 from United States

    Thanks so much for offering these bite-sized nuggets of information! The information you're sharing is enlightening and truly straight to the point. I look forward to learning more and will definitely send people looking for solar to this podcast because it's like talking with a rep without any pressure.