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 + 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...

More Fun With HOA’s

More Fun With HOA’s

In this week's podcast we discuss how more homeowners associations are looking at going solar to offset their common area electricity costs. Some HOA's are turning to construction consultants to help navigate the solar process and help find the best solution for the...

Bought a House with a Solar Lease

Bought a House with a Solar Lease

In this week's episode we discuss a recent case of a solar client who bought a house with an existing solar lease and how to move forward with the solar lease and what to expect with the lease, maintenance, payments, and buyouts. Leasing can be a painful process so in...

Solar + Ford 150 Lightning

Solar + Ford 150 Lightning

In this week's podcast we discuss the new Ford 150 Electric Truck 'Lightning'. The new Ford electric truck has a backup battery that can be used by a home during a power outage. We discuss this massive change in EV technology and how home storage batteries can now...

Solar + John Oliver

Solar + John Oliver

In this week's podcast we discuss the latest episode of Last Week Tonight where John talks in great detail about the PACE financing program for home improvements.  We share a lot of the same opinions on PACE but John leaves out some of the most egregious aspects...

Solar + Heat Pump Water Heaters

Solar + Heat Pump Water Heaters

In this week's podcast we get to talk to Joe Wacunas from the Electrify Now & CleanTechnica about his experience with hot water heat pumps. Joe installed an HWHP in his home and shares his experience, pros and cons of the HWHP and solar power. About Jamie Duran...

Solar + Seniors

Solar + Seniors

In this week's podcast we discuss how solar panel systems make so much sense for senior citizens, retirees, and people about to retire.  Owned Solar is one of the only hedges against inflation, increases the value of the home, and has numerous environmental...

Solar + Graduation

Solar + Graduation

In this week's podcast we discuss this year's high school & college graduates, the opportunities they will face and how many of the jobs/businesses available in 5 years have not been invented yet...solar power and other opportunities in renewable energy are only...

Solar + Swinerton Renewable Energy

Solar + Swinerton Renewable Energy

In this week's podcast we are happy to welcome George Hershman from Swinerton Renewable Energy. We learn about SRE's origin story, growth in the utility-scale solar market and how SRE is helping utility companies all over the country to generate electricity from solar...

Solar + Site Inspections

Solar + Site Inspections

Solar + Site Inspections - In this week's podcast we discuss what happens after you select the solar company's proposal and before you sign the contract.  We go into probably too much detail of everything that is checked in the site inspection, issues that come...

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.