Solar Academy


The Freedom Forever Solar Academy was designed for solar enthusiasts who want to enhance their knowledge on how solar works. From how to read a utility bill to the physics behind solar panels, these are the lessons for you!
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Lesson 1: How solar energy storage systems work

A solar system combined with batteries is known as a solar energy storage system. This is an in-depth discussion of how those work.
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Lesson 1: How solar energy storage systems work

A solar system combined with batteries is known as a solar energy storage system. This is an in-depth discussion of how those work.
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02:06

Lesson 2: How to read a utility bill

To read your utility bill you must first know how you are being billed for electricity. Understanding your bill will enable you to choose the best rate plan
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Lesson 2: How to read a utility bill

To read your utility bill you must first know how you are being billed for electricity. Understanding your bill will enable you to choose the best rate plan
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02:03

Lesson 3: How solar panels work

Solar panels are made of multiple solar cells. The cells are made of silicone, a semiconductor. Light causes current to flow by releasing of electrons
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Lesson 3: How solar panels work

Solar panels are made of multiple solar cells. The cells are made of silicone, a semiconductor. Light causes current to flow by releasing of electrons
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02:04

Lesson 4: How inverters and charge controllers work

Inverters convert the DC power generated by solar panels into AC power. A charge controller is an additional circuit found in inverters for battery systems
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Lesson 4: How inverters and charge controllers work

Inverters convert the DC power generated by solar panels into AC power. A charge controller is an additional circuit found in inverters for battery systems
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Lesson 5: Solar inverter oversizing vs. undersizing

Undersizing a solar system inverter is a smart choice when building a solar system because that actually increases the daily amount of power produced.
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Lesson 5: Solar inverter oversizing vs. undersizing

Undersizing a solar system inverter is a smart choice when building a solar system because that actually increases the daily amount of power produced.
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Lesson 6: Take control of demand charges with a load controller

If your utility company bills you using demand charges, you can avoid expensive high peak electrical demand with a load controller.
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Lesson 6: Take control of demand charges with a load controller

If your utility company bills you using demand charges, you can avoid expensive high peak electrical demand with a load controller.
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Lesson 7: How to monitor your system like a pro

Want to save the most money when you go solar? Learn to monitor your system like a pro and pay your utility less for electricity
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Lesson 7: How to monitor your system like a pro

Want to save the most money when you go solar? Learn to monitor your system like a pro and pay your utility less for electricity
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Defending California Solar with CALSSA

EP 14
54 min
06/02/2021

Sean and Jules sit down with California Solar & Storage (CALSSA) Executive Director Bernadette Del Chiaro for an eye-opening conversation about the attack on California solar by the utilities. Bernadette is the heart and soul of CALSSA and has led the successful effort to preserve solar-friendly Net Metering and other policies in CA. With her help, we uncover why the utilities are going after California solar users, what's at stake, and how to join the fight.

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