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 + Pain

Solar + Pain

In this week's podcast, we discuss the motivation of pain and how it factors into going solar. We discuss how governments can influence or discourage solar adoption. In California, there are plenty of pain points that solar relieves, and we discuss how other parts of...

Solar + True Up

Solar + True Up

In this week's episode we revisit a recurring topic - annual true-up bills.  When someone goes solar, they need to keep an eye on their annual electricity bill because electricity usage has been increasing every year.  We discuss how to monitor the true-up...

Solar + American Jobs Plan

Solar + American Jobs Plan

In this week's episode we discuss the latest update with Bill Maher's solar project, and we discuss in detail the new American Jobs Plan - $2  Trillion - and the impact on solar power for the next decade at least. Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern...

Solar + Net Energy Metering

Solar + Net Energy Metering

In  this week's podcast we discuss the proposed changes to the current Net  Energy Metering (NEM) program. Great changes for PG & E and bad changes for people who have not gone solar and even existing solar customers.  Brought to you by Solar...

Solar + Panel End of Life

Solar + Panel End of Life

In  this week's podcast, we discuss how California changes the classification for solar panel waste as universal waste instead of hazardous waste. This is very important as nearly 100% of the materials in solar panels are recyclable and reusable. The heavy metals...

Solar + Drones

Solar + Drones

In this week's podcast we discuss a quick update on the solar project for Bill Maher and on another topic, how drones are starting to gain more acceptance in both the solar site inspections and after solar project documentation and photos.  The solar industry's...

Solar in Texas

Solar in Texas

In this week's episode we discuss the massive power outage in Texas and its causes. We also discuss the role of solar power in Texas and how solar power can get greater acceptance in Texas and the rest of the country that will rely on fossil fuels for electricity....

Solar + Bill Maher

Solar + Bill Maher

In this week's podcast we examine Bill Maher's ongoing rant about his solar project over the last 3 years.  Bill complains that he wanted to go solar 3 years ago, and his system still has not been approved.  We discuss the limitations of ongoing solar and...

Solar + Demand IQ

Solar + Demand IQ

In this week's podcast we meet Austin Rosenbaum from Demand IQ.  Demand IQ unites Project Sunroof with solar installer's websites to help customers answer the question "How much does it cost to go solar?"  Demand IQ walks the client through some initial...

Solar + Community Choice

Solar + Community Choice

In this week's episode we discuss how the impact of community choice solar for apartment buildings, HOA's, triple net buildings and even farms can benefit from large solar arrays that distribute the solar benefits to all of the stakeholders.  Moving these...

Recent Reviews

  • 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.