The current surge towards residential solar power is often a delicate balance between seasonal energy demands and a home’s architecture—but Davis is home to some cutting edge solar research thanks to the UC Davis campus. Students at our local university are set to compete in another solar decathlon next year to test their engineering mettle against teams from around the country. They excelled in the last one, and we expect them to rock the competition again. Maybe these forward-thinking students are influencing the local community, as we have found our Davis clients to be early-adopters for green technology. While solar isn’t always “green,” it’s a viable source of alternative energy for many homeowners. If you’re considering solar power for your own home, you might benefit from the experience of a few of our Davis clients we recently collaborated with to make solar energy a reality for their house.