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About Harry O'Rourke

Sustainable Business Development, Solar Designer and IT at Sustainable Energy Group in Grass Valley, CA

California Mandates Electric Cars for 2035 and the new age of EV charging

By |2020-12-23T10:14:38-08:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , |

California Mandates Electric Cars for 2035 and the New Age of EV Charging From an executive order made on September, 2020 "Executive order directs state to require that, by 2035, all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California be zero-emission vehicles " The transportation [...]

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Quantum Physics of Solar Panels

By |2020-12-23T10:17:18-08:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Solar|Tags: , , , , |

The Quantum Physics of Solar Panels How do solar panels really work? How do we harness energy from sunlight? What does Photovoltaic mean? Listen to a humorous, for sure intelligent podcast where a Physicist and a Cartoonist explain the quantum physics of solar panels. One [...]

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Beautiful World, Beautiful Future Contest

By |2020-12-03T17:01:17-08:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: California, Solar|Tags: , , |

Beautiful World, Beautiful Future Contest Attention Students, Families and Teachers!! + Join us this break in a Literary, Art, Solar, Family Energy Contest for families and students grade 4-12 with great prizes! Follow this Facebook event to stay updated! --- Theme: Make Your Mark on [...]

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The biggest reason a home burns in a wildfire

By |2020-10-27T19:12:28-07:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: California, Community|Tags: , , , , , |

The biggest reason a home burns in a wildfire (read below to find out) Please remember the Paradise fire happened in November. “Take it from me, I have a lot of experience,”  is a phrase you hope you will never be able to say when [...]

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Videos and Links about Local Fire Protection

By |2020-10-27T19:48:12-07:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: California, Community|

"Must See" Videos & Links about Wildfire Protection Videos about: How your home can survive a wildfire, raw video showing how the fire front had passed but the homes are still ablaze, a quick clip on embers (fire brands) and a modern looking home that [...]

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HEPA Filters, DYI Air Purifiers, Effectiveness of House Plants

By |2020-09-17T10:09:17-07:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Part 2, HEPA Filters, DYI Air Purifiers, Effectiveness of House Plants and more on AQI and PM2.5 in California If you have not already, click here and read Part 1 on "Filtering Wildfire Smoke" As we approach the most acres burned in a season in California's [...]

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What is solar irradiance? Why does in matter in California?

By |2020-07-29T19:37:50-07:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: Community, Solar, Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , , , |

What is solar irradiance? Why does it matter? Did you know we get better sun for solar energy than Florida?! Part of our Solar Foundations Series aka Fun solar facts to know and share from SEG. Solar irradiance often called solar resource is very important [...]

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Idaho Maryland Gold Mine Project Scope Released

By |2020-07-29T19:39:12-07:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , , |

Idaho Maryland Gold Mine Project Scope Released Only 3 weeks remaining for comments... Don't miss your opportunity to make sure your comments, concerns and questions are heard and considered during the mine's environmental review.  On July 27th, 2020, Brian Foss, our local planning director, and [...]

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Sustainable Energy and Ecology in the News

By |2020-07-29T15:03:35-07:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Renewable Energy Policy, Solar, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , |

Sustainable Energy and Ecology in the News In our continuing series of Sustainability in the News we hand-select a few well-written gems, pull out some quotes and give some comments on each. Enjoy! -Harry Most of these articles are from Green Tech Media, a trusted [...]

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Sustainable Eco-Focused Internship for Students and Grads

By |2020-06-15T11:30:03-07:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Community|Tags: |

Sustainable Eco-Focused Internship for Students and Grads Are you ready to make a difference? *Form to apply below, however reading the whole post will give you a better opportunity of getting the internship. ----- Tough job markets for our recent local grads, possibilities of part [...]

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