Sinopsis

Welcome to the world's first Straight-Talk SolarCast! This is your go-to podcast for answers about solar. 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.

Episodios

  • Solar Maintenance

    Solar Maintenance

    10/09/2020 Duración: 13min

    In today's podcast we discuss the fires in California, and the associated smoke and ash. This leads to our discussion of maintaining, cleaning, and caring for the solar investment. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California,  who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system or their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the best solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.   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. Produced by Magnified Media Solar Cast is produced by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in Walnut Creek, California

  • Solar Storage

    Solar Storage

    04/09/2020 Duración: 16min

    In this week's podcast we discuss solar storage - best options for people who do not have solar yet, and storage for existing solar panel systems.  Storage systems are growing in number, but the costs do not seem to be dropping.  However, the differences in storage are vast and we touch on the high points. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California,  who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system or their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the best solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.   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 considerin

  • Solar + Roofing

    Solar + Roofing

    28/08/2020 Duración: 13min

    In today's podcast, we discuss why roofing and solar are so harmonious, and why it makes so much sense to add solar when a new roof is installed.  We also discuss the reasons people do not get solar when they get a new roof, and how we can help solar adoption 1 roof at a time. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California,  who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system or their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the best solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.   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. Produced by Magnified Medi

  • Solar End of Days

    Solar End of Days

    21/08/2020 Duración: 14min

    In this week's episode, we discuss the recent fires, smoke, thunder, lightning, hail, oppressive heat, and now the bubonic plague is having on the solar industry, and PG&E rolling blackouts for good measure!  Turns out solar is the best hedge against all of these disasters... About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California,  who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system or their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the best solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.   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. Produced by Magnified M

  • Solar DIY

    Solar DIY

    14/08/2020 Duración: 16min

    In this week's, podcast, we talk about Do It Yourself Solar installation. Spoiler alert - we don't recommend it. Solar can be dangerous, expensive and difficult. We briefly discuss the pros and cons of installing solar yourself vs. hiring a licensed installer. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California,  who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system or their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the best solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.   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. Produced by Magnified Media Solar Cast is produc

  • Solar Carpe Diem

    Solar Carpe Diem

    07/08/2020 Duración: 14min

    In this week's podcast, we discuss how every day our clients are waiting for their solar to be installed, they are losing money.  We discuss the reasons for the recent delays in the permit process and how the permit process has improved as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.  Even better, we discuss the reasons why people wait to go solar, and once they have solar, they say, "I wish I hadn't waited so long to go solar!" About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California,  who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system or their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the best solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.   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 H

  • Solar Technology

    Solar Technology

    31/07/2020 Duración: 13min

    In this week's podcast, we discuss the popular reason why some people decide to not go solar - Shouldn't I wait 5 years to go solar to see how technology changes?  There is a hard cost to waiting to go solar, and every day is lost potential.  We discuss the reasons why going solar now makes much more sense than waiting. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California,  who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system or their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the best solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.   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 w

  • Solar Macro

    Solar Macro

    23/07/2020 Duración: 13min

    In this week's podcast, we discuss some of the biggest news items in the last week in the solar industry, most notably Apple Computer announcing they are making the commitment to make their entire company carbon neutral by 2030, running on 100% renewable energy. We discuss the impacts of this decision and how it will affect the solar landscape in the near term. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California,  who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system or their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the best solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.   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 t

  • Solar Leases

    Solar Leases

    17/07/2020 Duración: 15min

    In this week's episode, we revisit our old frenemy, the Solar Lease.  We review a horrendous home sale where the buyer discounted the price by the amount of the remainder on the solar lease, but the seller was not aware, and chaos ensued... If you know anyone in the real estate business, please share this podcast with them to help save their commissions and their reputation. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California,  who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system or their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the best solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.   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 li

  • Solar Makes Sense

    Solar Makes Sense

    10/07/2020 Duración: 13min

    In this week's podcast we discuss the recent moves by the 3 largest residential solar installers - Sunrun, Vivint and Tesla, and what it will mean for the solar industry and customers.  We also discuss how cool it is when a new client 'discovers' how going solar, even in non-PG&E territories, makes tremendous financial sense. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California,  who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system or their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the best solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.   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 fac

  • Solar Solved

    Solar Solved

    02/07/2020 Duración: 13min

    In this week's podcast, we discuss the one major impediment to everyone in PG&E going solar, and that is financing.  PG&E currently can finance energy efficiency improvements, but only for businesses, and not including solar or storage.  But what if that program can be expanded, or if a Community Choice Aggregation plan could offer financing for every customer in their territory?  Solar would blow up! About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California,  who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system or their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the best solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.   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 Harm

  • Solar New CCA

    Solar New CCA

    25/06/2020 Duración: 13min

    In this week's podcast, we have special guests Woody Hastings and David Harper from The Climate Center, and they are working on a new community choice aggregation program for the Stockton, CA area.  Listeners can also attend the upcoming webinar Community Choice Energy in Stockton by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2427627000820176/!  Learn more about The Climate Center here: https://theclimatecenter.org About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California,  who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system or their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the best solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.   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 Casualties

    Solar Casualties

    18/06/2020 Duración: 13min

    In this week's podcast, we review the recent bankruptcy of PetersenDean, the 8th largest solar installer in the US.  We discuss the impacts for their clients, solar clients in general, and their suppliers. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California,  who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system or their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the best solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.   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. Produced by Magnified Media Solar Cast is produced by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Bas

  • Solar Recruiter

    Solar Recruiter

    12/06/2020 Duración: 15min

    In this week's podcast, we have another special guest, Bernie Taylor from PVPeople.net, with some great insights into finding a career in the solar industry.  Bernie gives us some very helpful advice in finding alternative ways to find the best jobs at the largest solar companies.  No better time as 40 million people are unemployed to get Bernie's valuable advice. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California,  who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system or their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the best solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.   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

  • Solar Jobs

    Solar Jobs

    06/06/2020 Duración: 13min

    In this week's podcast, we discuss the changes in jobs in the solar industry in the wake of Shelter in Place, COVID, PG&E, and more factors affecting the solar industry.  As always, the solar industry is changing, adapting and evolving, and it is great to have this podcast to document the evolution. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California,  who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system or their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the best solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.   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.

  • Solar Repairs

    Solar Repairs

    29/05/2020 Duración: 14min

    In this week's podcast, we discuss what to do if your solar panel system needs service and your solar installer is not around or not responsive.  There are several steps to take including giving the installer a chance to remedy the problem and maintain the warranty.  Sometimes that isn't possible, and further steps must be taken to correct the issue. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California,  who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system or their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the best solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.   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

  • Solar in AUS

    Solar in AUS

    22/05/2020 Duración: 16min

    In this week's podcast, we have a very special guest from down under, Dr. Nick Engerer from SolCast.  Dr. Nick (hi everybody!) discusses some of the amazing aspects of the solar market in AUS, upcoming trends, and how his company, SolCast is helping solar clients forecast their solar production. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California,  who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system or their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the best solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.   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. Produce

  • Solar - Interest Rates

    Solar - Interest Rates

    19/05/2020 Duración: 14min

    In this week's podcast we discuss how not only have interest rates have dropped to all-time lows for refinances and new purchases, but we also discuss the rates for HELOC's (home equity lines of credit).  In addition, it appears even people with lower credit than usual are qualifying for amazing loan rates.  Lastly, we review some listener questions about solar DIY. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California,  who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system or their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the best solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.   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 librar

  • Solar Big Box

    Solar Big Box

    08/05/2020 Duración: 13min

    In this week's podcast we discuss how solar is marketed and sold in the big box stores, how the solar companies are chosen and how they are monitored.  We take a deep dive into the sales practices and why it always makes sense to do your research even if you decide to get a proposal from one of these companies. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California,  who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system or their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the best solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.   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 considerin

  • Solar - Back to Work

    Solar - Back to Work

    01/05/2020 Duración: 13min

    In this week's podcast we discuss the announcement by the State of California that construction will be allowed to start up again starting on May 1st.  Solar installations are included in this order, and we could not be more excited to be getting back to work.  At the same time, both city and county building departments have been slow to re-open, mainly because they have and will have a massive backlog of permit applications to process.  We are very happy at this fantastic milestone, and it's great progress! About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California,  who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system or their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the best solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.   Each episode we discuss questions facing people making the decision to go solar. The solutions to your questions are given to you –  straight  –

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