189 episodes

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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    • 4.5 • 47 Ratings

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.

    Solar + Inflation Reduction Act

    Solar + Inflation Reduction Act

    In this week's podcast we dive a bit deeper into the new climate legislation and how it will affect current and future solar customers.  Most of the information was gleaned from this article at NPR.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 for their home, business, or farm.  You can check out the website for the top solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics, here.

    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 Adam Duran & Magnified Media

    Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. With offices in downtown San Francisco & Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on digital marketing, local and national SEO, website design and lead generation for companies of all sizes.

    Magnified Media helps company leaders master their marketing by:

    • getting their website seen at the top of Google rankings, and

    • getting them more online reviews,

    • creating media content that engages with each client's target audience.

    In his spare time, Adam enjoys volunteering on the board of several community-based non-profits and his own weekly podcast Local SEO in 10.

    • 14 min
    Solar + Sales

    Solar + Sales

    In this week's podcast we review a recent case where a client was worn down to sign a contract that seems pretty outrageous.  The client was able to cancel within the 3 day waiting period and do some research, and will get a much better system without overpaying.

    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.

    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 Adam Duran & Magnified Media

    Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. With offices in downtown San Francisco & Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on digital marketing, local and national SEO, website design and lead generation for companies of all sizes.

    Magnified Media helps company leaders master their marketing by:

    • getting their website seen at the top of Google rankings, and

    • getting them more online reviews,

    • creating media content that engages with each client's target audience.

    In his spare time, Adam enjoys volunteering on the board of several community-based non-profits and his own weekly podcast Local SEO in 10.

    • 14 min
    Solar + 30% Federal Tax Credit

    Solar + 30% Federal Tax Credit

    In this week's podcast we discuss the recent turnaround by Congressman Joe Manchin where it looks like an agreement has been reached to allow the federal tax credit to be increased to 30% back to January 1st, 2022 and for the next 10 years.  Great progress and more to go!

    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.

    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 Adam Duran & Magnified Media

    Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. With offices in downtown San Francisco & Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on digital marketing, local and national SEO, website design and lead generation for companies of all sizes.

    Magnified Media helps company leaders master their marketing by:

    • getting their website seen at the top of Google rankings, and

    • getting them more online reviews,

    • creating media content that engages with each client's target audience.

    In his spare time, Adam enjoys volunteering on the board of several community-based non-profits and his own weekly podcast Local SEO in 10.

    • 12 min
    Solar + Politics

    Solar + Politics

    In this week's podcast, we discuss the failure to pass the climate change bill and the potentially harmful impacts to the solar power industry and current clients.

    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.

    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 Adam Duran & Magnified Media

    Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. With offices in downtown San Francisco & Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on digital marketing, local and national SEO, website design and lead generation for companies of all sizes.

    Magnified Media helps company leaders master their marketing by:

    • getting their website seen at the top of Google rankings, and

    • getting them more online reviews,

    • creating media content that engages with each client's target audience.

    In his spare time, Adam enjoys volunteering on the board of several community-based non-profits and his own weekly podcast Local SEO in 10.

    • 15 min
    Solar + Gas Riser + Battery Costs

    Solar + Gas Riser + Battery Costs

    In this week's podcast we discuss the requirement of PG&E to have the customer's main electric service panel at least 36 inches away from the natural gas riser and meter. This mainly affects older homes, but it is still a major issue when we are trying to get a system approved through the PG&E system.  We also discuss the costs of battery storage, and how these costs are climbing.

    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.

    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 Adam Duran & Magnified Media

    Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. With offices in downtown San Francisco & Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on digital marketing, local and national SEO, website design and lead generation for companies of all sizes.

    Magnified Media helps company leaders master their marketing by:

    • getting their website seen at the top of Google rankings, and

    • getting them more online reviews,

    • creating media content that engages with each client's target audience.

    In his spare time, Adam enjoys volunteering on the board of several community-based non-profits and his own weekly podcast Local SEO in 10.

    • 14 min
    Solar + Investment Tax Credit

    Solar + Investment Tax Credit

    In this week's podcast we discuss the current backup battery options, what is upcoming in battery storage, and the upcoming decrease in the Federal Investment Tax Credit.

    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.

    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 Adam Duran & Magnified Media

    Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. With offices in downtown San Francisco & Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is an internet marketing agency focused on digital marketing, local and national SEO, website design and lead generation for companies of all sizes.

    Magnified Media helps company leaders master their marketing by:

    • getting their website seen at the top of Google rankings, and

    • getting them more online reviews,

    • creating media content that engages with each client's target audience.

    In his spare time, Adam enjoys volunteering on the board of several community-based non-profits and his own weekly podcast Local SEO in 10.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Dave in Connecticut ,

Very Educational

Looking to get solar in Connecticut and binged this podcast to educate myself on solar. Outstanding podcast. The sales reps all said I was the most knowledgeable prospective client and asked all the right questions. A must listen if you are planning on going solar. Thank you!!!

POSRJAK ,

Great content, great company

I’ve listen to all the episodes, lotta good advice that I learned a lot from listening to these guys. I wish the solar company was in my area, I feel like they could finally convince me to go sold or where it totally makes sense.

i am a babysitter backoff ,

Love It!

Jamie and Adam make quite a team. Jamie's wealth of knowledge in the solar field and the shows format, is a great way for people to pick up Jamie's knowledge in an entertaining way!

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