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 + 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...

Solar + Labor Shortage

Solar + Labor Shortage

In this week's podcast we discuss the labor shortage in California, and how it is affecting the solar industry. We discuss potential solutions and how long the shortage should last. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern...

Solar + Kilowatt Hours

Solar + Kilowatt Hours

In this week's podcast we discuss how we evaluate a client's electricity bill to build a solar proposal. Kilowatt hours are the base unit for solar power and we get into the calculation of solar panel production. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you...

Solar + New Licensing Requirements

Solar + New Licensing Requirements

In this week's podcast we discuss the new CSLB requirement to essentially invalidate the C-46 solar installer license. Now the CSLB is requiring an electrical C-10 license to install solar. It is unclear why the CSLB  has moved away from its own solar installer...

Solar + New Commercial Buildings

Solar + New Commercial Buildings

In this week's podcast, we discuss the new California Energy Commission's rule about adding solar & storage to all new buildings. This is a  massive new requirement that will impact the commercial construction business from now on. About Jamie Duran &...

Solar + New Commercial Buildings

Solar + New Commercial Buildings

In this week's podcast we discuss the new California Energy Commission's rule about adding solar & storage to all new buildings. This is a  massive new requirement that will impact the commercial construction business from now on. About Jamie Duran &...

Solar + Climate Change

Solar + Climate Change

In this week's podcast we discuss the UN's newest climate change report.  We discuss what impact an individual can have on climate change, &  how small changes can have a big impact. We then discuss the  'incentives' we are seeing in California and...

Solar + AirBnB

Solar + AirBnB

In this week's podcast, we discuss how solar with AirBnB owners is another massive no-brainer. Tenants can sometimes not be too concerned about electricity usage and AirBnB owners can be hit with large electricity bills that eat into the profits of the AirBnB. Solar...

The Customer is Always Right

The Customer is Always Right

In this week's podcast we discuss how some customers decide not to listen to our solar recommendations but want the solar the way they want it. We are happy to do the installation the way the client wants, but there is always a tradeoff. Our solar clients who follow...

Solar + Whole Home Electric

Solar + Whole Home Electric

In this week's episode we discuss the new trend of some homeowners who are replacing their natural gas appliances with fully electric appliances. Electric vehicles, ovens, dryers, and heat pump water heaters, air conditioning, and heating are all great moves to fully...

Recent Reviews

  • 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.