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Straight-Talk Solar Cast

Straight-Talk Solar Cast

By Solar Harmonics
Welcome to the world's first Straight-Talk Solar Cast! 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.
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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 use of drones is gaining more acceptance and within the next 5 years will change and improve the safety for solar installers and homeowners. 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. In 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. 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 for their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the top 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. About Adam Duran & Magnified Media Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in San Francisco & Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on online marketing, SEO, website design and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: • getting them more online reviews, • getting their website seen at the top of Google rankings, and • creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of Delta Education Foundation, a nonprofit supporting after-school education in Northern California.
16:11
March 5, 2021
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. 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. In 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. 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 for their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the top 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. About Adam Duran & Magnified Media Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in San Francisco & Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on online marketing, SEO, website design and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: • getting them more online reviews, • getting their website seen at the top of Google rankings, and • creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of Delta Education Foundation, a nonprofit supporting after-school education in Northern California.
13:18
February 26, 2021
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 what is the role of the solar installer vs. the local governments, and how both could have avoided this situation. 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. In 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. 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 for their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the top 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. About Adam Duran & Magnified Media Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in San Francisco & Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on online marketing, SEO, website design and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: • getting them more online reviews, • getting their website seen and • creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of Delta Education Foundation, a nonprofit supporting after-school education in Northern California.
14:50
February 19, 2021
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 questions to assemble a quick estimate of not only the cost of going solar but how much the savings will be as well. 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. In 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. 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 for their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the top 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. About Adam Duran & Magnified Media Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in San Francisco & Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on online marketing, SEO, website design and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: • getting them more online reviews, • getting their website seen and • creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of Delta Education Foundation, a nonprofit supporting after-school education in Northern California.
14:06
February 12, 2021
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 benefits away from the electricity companies can save money, increase solar deployment and reduce costs. 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. In 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. 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 for their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the top 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. About Adam Duran & Magnified Media Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in San Francisco & Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on online marketing, SEO, website design and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: • getting them more online reviews, • getting their website seen and • creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of Delta Education Foundation, a nonprofit supporting after-school education in Northern California.
13:52
February 5, 2021
Solar + HOAs
In this week's podcast we discuss how the need for solar in Home Owner's Associations is massive.  For most HOAs electricity expense for pools, lighting, fountains, etc. are ongoing expenses that never go away or get cheaper.  Unfortunately, the political side of HOAs can drastically increase the time it takes to go solar.  In this podcast we discuss what it takes for an HOA to go solar and how to best prepare the owners on the benefits of solar power. 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. In 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. 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 for their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the top 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. About Adam Duran & Magnified Media Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in San Francisco & Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on online marketing, SEO, website design and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: • getting them more online reviews, • getting their website seen and • creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of Delta Education Foundation, a nonprofit supporting after-school education in Northern California.
17:52
January 29, 2021
Solar + Commercial Roofs
In this week's podcast we discuss how building portfolio owners (people who own a lot of property) are starting to realize they can turn their roofs into major revenue centers with solar and without the management of billing tenants.  Solar on the roof or on a carport is a no-brainer for property owners and now there's even less headache than ever. 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. In 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. 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 for their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the top 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. About Adam Duran & Magnified Media Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in San Francisco & Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on online marketing, SEO, website design and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: • getting them more online reviews, • getting their website seen and • creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of Delta Education Foundation, a nonprofit supporting after-school education in Northern California.
14:01
January 22, 2021
Solar + Heat Pumps
In this week's episode we review the pro's and con's of electric heat pumps.  Specifically we discuss the electric heat pump by https://www.facebook.com/MRCOOLcomfort and how they tested their universal heat pump in -24 degree weather in South Dakota.  Inside, with the heat pump, the house was 70 degrees.  Plus, since heat pumps use electricity solar + heat pumps are a no brainer.  Here is a link to the Mr. Cool Heat Pump Test - https://youtu.be/_v8vizQXwss 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. 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 for their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the top 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. About Adam Duran & Magnified Media Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in San Francisco & Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on online marketing, SEO, website design and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: • getting them more online reviews, • getting their website seen and • creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of Delta Education Foundation, a nonprofit supporting after-school education in Northern California.
12:47
January 15, 2021
Solar + Bitcoin
In this week's podcast we discuss the recent historic events, including the pricing of @Bitcoin topping $40,000 per coin.  We discuss how to get paid in Bitcoin mining, how solar plays a role in Bitcoin and mining, and the long term reasons to buy, hold and mine Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. 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. 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 for their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the top 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. About Adam Duran & Magnified Media Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in San Francisco & Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on online marketing, SEO, website design and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: • getting them more online reviews, • getting their website seen and • creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of Delta Education Foundation, a nonprofit supporting after-school education in Northern California.
14:03
January 8, 2021
Solar for 2021
In this week's podcast, we say goodbye to a crazy 2020 and welcome new year 2021, which should be the biggest year in the history of solar power.  We discuss all of the upcoming contributors and what the near future for solar power will bring to new and existing solar clients.  Happy New Year everyone! 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. 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 for their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the top 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. About Adam Duran & Magnified Media Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in San Francisco & Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on online marketing, SEO, website design and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: • getting them more online reviews, • getting their website seen and • creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of Delta Education Foundation, a nonprofit supporting after-school education in Northern California.
13:46
January 1, 2021
Solar Wishlist Part 3
In this week's podcast, we add to our solar wishlist for 2020. We need to add financing for commercial solar projects. Currently there are no great solutions for small commercial solar projects and we review those solutions and then recommend a great solution that should be available for all utility customers. #onbillfinancing 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. 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 for their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the top 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. About Adam Duran & Magnified Media Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in San Francisco & Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on online marketing, SEO, website design and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: • getting them more online reviews, • getting their website seen and • creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of Delta Education Foundation, a nonprofit supporting after-school education in Northern California.
13:05
December 25, 2020
Solar Wishlist Part 2
In this week's episode we discuss the next items on our solar wishlist for 2021. We discuss the long-standing recommendation of getting multiple bids for construction projects. We also talk about the current warranty requirements on a solar installation and the unintended consequences of a 10-year warranty requirement. 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. 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 for 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. About Adam Duran & Magnified Media Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on online marketing, SEO, website design and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: • getting them more online reviews, • getting their website seen and • creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of Delta Education Foundation, a nonprofit supporting after-school education in Northern California.
14:47
December 18, 2020
Solar and Customer Acquisition
In this week's episode we get to talk with our guest, Tim Brown from Hook Agency to discuss the next evolution in how solar companies attract new clients. Traditional lead gen companies will brute force solar on prospective clients who show the slightest interest in going solar. Hook Agency helps its clients engage through their own websites. Building the client's brand builds the best long term customer for any company. 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. 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 for 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. About Adam Duran & Magnified Media Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on online marketing, SEO, website design and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: • getting them more online reviews, • getting their website seen and • creating engaging social media content. In his spare time Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of Delta Education Foundation, a nonprofit supporting after-school education in Northern California.
15:32
December 11, 2020
Solar Christmas List
In this week's podcast we discuss my 'wish' list for solar power in the next year.  This is a long list so we will break this topic up into 2 or 3 podcasts over the next few weeks.  One of these wishes has already been granted! 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. 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 for 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. About Adam Duran & Magnified Media Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on online marketing, SEO, website design and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: • getting them more online reviews, • getting their website seen and • creating engaging social media content. In his spare time Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of Delta Education Foundation, a nonprofit supporting after-school education in Northern California.
13:21
December 5, 2020
Solar + Biden Presidency 2
In  this week's podcast we discuss the Solar Industry Association's agenda as sent to the Biden - Harris team including extending the Investment  Tax Credit (ITC) for solar projects & battery storage, solar on federal lands and reduction of import tariffs. All of these requests are quite modest, and in next week's show we will address our own solar wish list. 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. 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  for 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. About Adam Duran & Magnified Media Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on online marketing, SEO, website design and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: • getting them more online reviews, • getting their website seen and • creating engaging social media content. In his spare time Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of Delta Education Foundation and DeltaLAX, the Delta's first youth lacrosse league. 
14:30
November 20, 2020
Solar + New President
In this week's episode, we discuss the potential impacts of the impending Biden presidency on the solar industry. New incentives, cost increases, improving technology and rolling back tariffs all set up the solar industry for continued success and growth. 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, Magnified Media is a digital marketing firm focused on getting Visibility & Credibility for businesses of all sizes. This means getting them into the top of Google local and getting them tons of reviews - which leads to more calls and more business.  Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation, serving on other non-profit boards and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
14:06
November 13, 2020
Solar + Quest Renewables
In this week's podcast we are joined by Norman 'Finn' Findley, the CEO of Quest Renewables, and they are in the business of solar carports.  We get to discuss how Quest got started, what sets them apart from other solar carport companies, and where the future of solar covered parking is headed. Find out more here: https://questrenewables.com. 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, Magnified Media is a digital marketing firm focused on getting Visibility & Credibility for businesses of all sizes. This means getting them into the top of Google local and getting them tons of reviews - which leads to more calls and more business.  Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation, serving on other non-profit boards and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
12:51
November 6, 2020
Solar + Pigeons
In this week's episode, we discuss the options in keeping pigeons out of solar panel arrays, when they are needed, why they are needed, and how to keep these pests from ruining your 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, Magnified Media is a digital marketing firm focused on getting Visibility & Credibility for businesses of all sizes. This means getting them into the top of Google local and getting them tons of reviews - which leads to more calls and more business.  Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation, serving on other non-profit boards and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
12:34
October 30, 2020
Solar + SimpliPhi Round 2
In this week's podcast we have Timna Zemel from SimpliPhi Power to discuss battery sizing, improvements in 2021 and how battery storage helps reduce the pain of planned power outages. Here is the link for the SimpliPhi battery calculator mentioned in the podcast: https://simpliphipower.com/support/system-based-phi-battery-calculator/ 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, Magnified Media is a digital marketing firm focused on getting Visibility & Credibility for businesses of all sizes. This means getting them into the top of Google local and getting them tons of reviews - which leads to more calls and more business.  Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation, serving on other non-profit boards and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.,
13:21
October 23, 2020
Solar & 2021 Electric Vehicles
In this week's podcast we discuss the new California Executive order that requires all new cars sold to be electric by 2035.  The good news is that most car manufacturers are coming out with new EV's that are amazing.  Anyone considering buying a new car in 2021 should listen to this podcast before buying an electric vehicle. 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, Magnified Media is a digital marketing firm focused on getting Visibility & Credibility for businesses of all sizes. This means getting them into the top of Google local and getting them tons of reviews - which leads to more calls and more business.  Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation, serving on other non-profit boards and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
16:58
October 16, 2020
Solar Backstory
In this week's episode we discuss how Solar Harmonics  President, Jamie Duran, got his start in the solar industry, what motivated him to start Solar Harmonics, the philosophy behind the company and what keeps him motivated each day to help his clients 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 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, Magnified Media is a digital marketing firm focused on getting Visibility & Credibility for businesses of all sizes. This means getting them into the top of Google local and getting them tons of reviews - which leads to more calls and more business.  Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation, serving on other non-profit boards and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
12:57
October 8, 2020
Solar Sales
In this week's episode we discuss how does one start selling solar panel systems.  In California selling solar is essential for many customers,  but the compensation has dropped dramatically due to AB5, and the turnover is very high.  Further adding to the difficulty are the restrictions due to COVID-19 making most sales no longer in the home face-to-face but over the phone or online. 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, Magnified Media is a digital marketing firm focused on getting Visibility & Credibility for businesses of all sizes. This means getting them into the top of Google local and getting them tons of reviews - which leads to more calls and more business.  Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation, serving on other non-profit boards and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
14:22
October 2, 2020
Solar Candidates
In this week's podcast, we discuss the upcoming election and what each candidate has planned for the solar industry in the next 3 - 5 years. 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, Magnified Media is a digital marketing firm focused on getting Visibility & Credibility for businesses of all sizes. This means getting them into the top of Google local and getting them tons of reviews - which leads to more calls and more business.  Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation, serving on other non-profit boards and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
14:46
September 25, 2020
Solar SimpliPhi Storage
In this week's podcast, we are joined by Timna and Catherine from SimpliPhi Storage, and we get a quick overview of SimpliPhi batteries, racks, enclosures and what makes SimpliPhi a great option for battery storage in renewable energy. Check out their site here: https://simpliphipower.com/ 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, Magnified Media is a digital marketing firm focused on getting Visibility & Credibility for businesses of all sizes. This means getting them into the top of Google local and getting them tons of reviews - which leads to more calls and more business.  Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation, serving on other non-profit boards and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
15:47
September 17, 2020
Solar Maintenance
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, Magnified Media is a digital marketing firm focused on getting Visibility & Credibility for businesses of all sizes. This means getting them into the top of Google local and getting them tons of reviews - which leads to more calls and more business.  Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation, serving on other non-profit boards and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
13:60
September 10, 2020
Solar Storage
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 considering solar. Produced by Magnified Media Solar Cast is produced by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is a digital marketing firm focused on getting Visibility & Credibility for businesses of all sizes. This means getting them into the top of Google local and getting them tons of reviews - which leads to more calls and more business.  Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation, serving on other non-profit boards and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
16:03
September 4, 2020
Solar + Roofing
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 Media Solar Cast is produced by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing firm focused on getting Google local Maps placement, digital marketing, website design, local search ranking and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: - getting them more online reviews, - getting their website seen and - creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
13:02
August 28, 2020
Solar End of Days
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 Media Solar Cast is produced by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing firm focused on getting Google local Maps placement, digital marketing, website design, local search ranking and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: - getting them more online reviews, - getting their website seen and - creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
14:40
August 21, 2020
Solar DIY
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 produced by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing firm focused on getting Google local Maps placement, digital marketing, website design, local search ranking and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: - getting them more online reviews, - getting their website seen and - creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
16:09
August 14, 2020
Solar Carpe Diem
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 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, Magnified Media is an internet marketing firm focused on getting Google local Maps placement, digital marketing, website design, local search ranking and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: - getting them more online reviews, - getting their website seen and - creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
14:24
August 7, 2020
Solar Technology
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 when considering solar. Produced by Magnified Media Solar Cast is produced by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing firm focused on getting Google local Maps placement, digital marketing, website design, local search ranking and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: - getting them more online reviews, - getting their website seen and - creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
13:51
July 31, 2020
Solar Macro
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 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, Magnified Media is an internet marketing firm focused on getting Google local Maps placement, digital marketing, website design, local search ranking and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: - getting them more online reviews, - getting their website seen and - creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
13:30
July 23, 2020
Solar Leases
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 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, Magnified Media is an internet marketing firm focused on getting Google local Maps placement, digital marketing, website design, local search ranking and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: - getting them more online reviews, - getting their website seen and - creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
15:13
July 17, 2020
Solar Makes Sense
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 facing when considering solar. Produced by Magnified Media Solar Cast is produced by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing firm focused on getting Google local Maps placement, digital marketing, website design, local search ranking and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: - getting them more online reviews, - getting their website seen and - creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
13:48
July 10, 2020
Solar Solved
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 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, Magnified Media is an internet marketing firm focused on getting Google local Maps placement, digital marketing, website design, local search ranking and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: - getting them more online reviews, - getting their website seen and - creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
13:39
July 2, 2020
Solar New CCA
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 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, Magnified Media is an internet marketing firm focused on getting Google local Maps placement, digital marketing, website design, local search ranking and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: - getting them more online reviews, - getting their website seen and - creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
13:23
June 25, 2020
Solar Casualties
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. Based in Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing firm focused on getting Google local Maps placement, digital marketing, website design, local search ranking and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: - getting them more online reviews, - getting their website seen and - creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
13:12
June 18, 2020
Solar Recruiter
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 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, Magnified Media is an internet marketing firm focused on getting Google local Maps placement, digital marketing, website design, local search ranking and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: - getting them more online reviews, - getting their website seen and - creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
15:16
June 12, 2020
Solar Jobs
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. Produced by Magnified Media Solar Cast is produced by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing firm focused on getting Google local Maps placement, digital marketing, website design, local search ranking and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: - getting them more online reviews, - getting their website seen and - creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
13:32
June 6, 2020
Solar Repairs
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 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, Magnified Media is an internet marketing firm focused on getting Google local Maps placement, digital marketing, website design, local search ranking and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: - getting them more online reviews, - getting their website seen and - creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
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May 29, 2020
Solar in AUS
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. Produced by Magnified Media Solar Cast is produced by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. Based in Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing firm focused on getting Google local Maps placement, digital marketing, website design, local search ranking and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: - getting them more online reviews, - getting their website seen and - creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
16:36
May 22, 2020
Solar - Interest Rates
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 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, Magnified Media is an internet marketing firm focused on getting Google local Maps placement, digital marketing, website design, local search ranking and reputation management for businesses of all sizes. Check out their podcast, Local SEO in 10 here! Magnified Media helping business owners master their marketing by: - getting them more online reviews, - getting their website seen and - creating engaging social media content. In his spare time, Adam enjoys working as the volunteer director of the Delta Education Foundation and practicing Jiu-Jitsu.
14:31
May 19, 2020