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About Harry O'Rourke

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

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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Regenerative grazing is the preferred new normal with Joel Salatin

By |2020-05-29T11:08:23-07:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , |

Regenerative grazing is the preferred new normal with Joel Salatin Part of SEG's Sustainability in Media Series, where we share good media about sustainable energy and living to help our community learn and thrive during interesting times.  Joel Salatin - Regenerative Grazing Pioneer [...]

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Commentary on why the Post-Pandemic World Needs Is A Solar Energy Revolution

By |2020-05-29T10:56:26-07:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: California, Renewable Energy Policy, Solar, Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , |

Why the Post-Pandemic World Needs Is A Solar Energy Revolution (Commentary) Part of SEG's Sustainability in Media Series, where we share good media about sustainable energy and living to help our community learn and thrive during interesting times.  Before you go straight to the article [...]

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A Clear Way to Benefit Ourselves and Our Community, Right Now

By |2020-05-08T13:26:45-07:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Community, Solar|Tags: , , , , , , |

Change what we pay for, and keep our money local. Another way of seeing and doing things to benefit our community and ourselves. Question: What are your highest living expenses? Statistics show it's bills for housing at #1, then transportation, food, healthcare, personal insurance/pensions and [...]

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Our top Nevada County COVID-19 Resource Guides

By |2020-06-29T14:30:40-07:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Community|Tags: , , , , , |

Our TOP Nevada County COVID-19 Resource Guides: What you will find in this guide of guides: Local Food Directory List General Community Guides Community Service Lists Facebook Groups Restaurant, Delivery & Pickup Guides Other Sustainable Community Links Local Food Focused List: By Sierra Harvest : [...]

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What do we need, right now?

By |2020-03-27T09:54:41-07:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Living|

What do we need, right now? To me it's 5 things. Food, water, shelter, health and energy. Why? Because, without these essentials, nothing else matters. If I am hungry and thirsty, there is nothing else I want but food and water. When it's cold at [...]

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How Does Solar Impact Home Value?

By |2020-02-25T13:27:03-08:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Solar, Solar Industry/Technology|

How Does Solar Impact Home Value? Research shows that homes with solar sell for more. That is, your home with solar has a higher value than a similar home without solar. They also indicate that homes with solar sell faster than those without. A 2019 [...]

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