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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 + 1 Year Later

Solar + 1 Year Later

In this week's podcast we discuss the near 1 year anniversary of the #NEM3.0 program and how the solar industry has responded. About Jamie Duran & ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Solar Harmonics⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Brought to you by Solar...

Solar + 2 Cases

Solar + 2 Cases

In this week's podcast we discuss a 'best case' and close to worst case scenario for solar customers, and how to avoid the worst case and maximize the best case for residential solar projects. About Jamie Duran...

Solar + NEM Issues

Solar + NEM Issues

In this week's podcast we discuss the beginnings of the fallout of the #NetEnergyMetering and the real time outcome of the result of the NEM 3.0 decision. About Jamie Duran & ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Solar Harmonics⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠...

Solar + All Electric County

Solar + All Electric County

In this week's podcast we discuss the recent temporary suspension of the County of San Mateo to require all new construction to be fully electric and the impacts this will have in #California and other communities. About Jamie Duran...

Solar + Private Utilities

Solar + Private Utilities

In this week's podcast we discuss the recent move by the city of San Francisco to take over its own utilities from PG & E and the impacts of this decision. Check the article here:...

Solar + MegaProjects

Solar + MegaProjects

In this week's podcast we discuss the pro's and con's of massive solar projects from both the installer and client points of view. We also discuss the AUS rebate on #Powerwall3 batteries.About Jamie Duran & ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Solar...

Solar + Powerwall 3

Solar + Powerwall 3

In this week's podcast we discuss the latest in solar news and the introduction of the #Powerwall3 to the solar market. About Jamie Duran & ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Solar Harmonics⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Brought to you by Solar Harmonics...

Solar + Prevailing Wage

Solar + Prevailing Wage

In this week's podcast we discuss the implementation of #AB2143 for prevailing wage on solar projects, and the new bill #AB2619 from CA State Assembly member Damon Connelly https://a12.asmdc.org/ on the repeal of #NEM3.0 Action packed episode! About Jamie Duran...

Solar + Legislature

Solar + Legislature

In this week's podcast we discuss the upcoming 2024 elections and the importance local elections will have in the future of solar power. Here is a link to the Utah legislation we discussed. About Jamie Duran & ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Solar...

Solar + Storage Test

Solar + Storage Test

In this week's podcast we discuss the recent success of the PG & E + Sunrun Peak Power Rewards program and how that program can continue to be successful in the new #NEM3.0 environment. Credit to Solar Builder Magazine for this content -...

Recent Reviews

  • Thanks for the truth
    November 22, 2023 by Dr. Bell DC from United States

    Many people in a business like push that business. Listening to your podcast it feels like your presenting a list of issues that should be addressed. Due to all the mindless ( sorry “ well intended”) rules put in place by government bodies and power companies ( not mindless just greedy) it’s a tough road to suss out. I love how California is making everything electric and yet making electricity more difficult.

  • Podcast go-to
    August 23, 2022 by Zh-Attack from United States

    I have been thinking about Solar for a while but it wasn’t till I came across this podcast that I feel I’m more informed. Jamie Duran is a great expert on Solar.

  • Very Educational
    March 8, 2022 by Dave in Connecticut from United States

    Looking to get solar in Connecticut and binged this podcast to educate myself on solar. Outstanding podcast. The sales reps all said I was the most knowledgeable prospective client and asked all the right questions. A must listen if you are planning on going solar. Thank you!!!

  • 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.