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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 + Supply

Solar + Supply

In this week's podcast we discuss the recent solar panel shortage the industry is facing and the factors that contribute to the shortage, and the plan to survive the shortage in both the short and long terms. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by...

Solar + Vehicle to Grid

Solar + Vehicle to Grid

In this week's podcast we discuss the new pilot program between PG & E and General Motors to allow electric vehicles to perform as backup power to the grid in the event of an outage.  This program has the potential to be a game-changer in the battery storage...

Solar + Future Electricity

Solar + Future Electricity

In this week's podcast we discuss the electricity dilemma that is evolving in California where demand from electric vehicles and hot summers will far exceed demand by 2030, and the retirement of nuclear power facilities will create an energy gap that must be...

Solar + PG&E Time of Use

Solar + PG&E Time of Use

In this week's podcast we discuss PG&E's retirement of the E6 rate code in favor of the new 4pm - 9pm peak times. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California, who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by...

Solar + Legislative Updates

Solar + Legislative Updates

This week we discuss the initiatives in California that some state assembly members are trying to pass that will make solar more expensive and difficult to install.  We also discuss the recent PG & E price increase and strategies for solar customers to...

Solar + Benevolent Investors

Solar + Benevolent Investors

In this week's podcast we discuss the massive opportunity for nonprofits to tap their biggest supports to essentially gift them solar power and have most of the project supported through tax incentives.  This is not tax advice and we encourage anyone considering...

Solar Compensation

Solar Compensation

In this week's podcast we discuss the CA state plan that will allow homeowners that have been wronged by solar companies to help recover funds if the original solar company is no longer around.  We discuss the reasons this fund is necessary and how this issue can...

Solar + Loan Financing

Solar + Loan Financing

In this week's podcast we discuss how the solar industry has attracted financing partners that will add 10, 20, 30+% onto the solar project in exchange for lower than reasonable unsecured loan interest rates.  Still better than solar leases, these loans are...

Solar + Gas Prices

Solar + Gas Prices

In this week's podcast we discuss the impact of the high cost of gasoline is having on the solar industry and how $7 per gallon is driving many Californians towards electric vehicles.  Also, the high cost of natural gas is driving the same Californians towards...

Solar + Non Profits

Solar + Non Profits

In this week's podcast we discuss a potential 'benevolent' financing opportunity for nonprofits that may want to consider before going solar.  In general, a high net worth supporter of a nonprofit can purchase the solar for the nonprofit, assume the tax benefits...

Recent Reviews

  • 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.