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About Ray Darby

Founder & Licensed Engineer

Filtering Smoke

By |2020-09-17T09:24:41-07:00September 9th, 2020|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , , |

How to remove wildfire smoke from your home in California We’ve had a lot of smoke in our air from California wildfires recently. Smoke, like ozone and other air pollutants, can cause severe health problems. To know just how unhealthy the air is there are [...]

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Evaporative Cooling – Less Energy, Lower Cost

By |2020-07-30T15:32:25-07:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: Community, Energy Efficiency|Tags: , |

Evaporative Cooling - Less Energy, Lower Cost A low-cost summer, energy saving cooling option for your home here in the Sierra Foothills of California. If you don’t have any cooling or if you’re paying too much for air-conditioning, I have a viable alternative for you [...]

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To Screen or Not to Screen? A case study on home solar screens

By |2020-06-30T17:58:05-07:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Energy Efficiency, SEG Projects|Tags: , , , , , , |

To Screen or Not to Screen? A stay at home case study on solar screens and other home cooling techniques Are you unknowingly heating the inside of your home in the summer with solar energy? Solar energy coming through your windows may be a welcome [...]

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Security and Comfort amidst COVID-19

By |2020-03-27T09:35:13-07:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Community, Energy Efficiency, Power Backups - Batteries, Sustainable Living|Tags: , |

Security and Comfort Amidst COVID-19 Sustainable living in the age of COVID-19 and power outages. I don’t know about you, but my family has been pretty stressed out lately. We have two physicians in the family on the frontlines of this pandemic, each with older [...]

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South Yuba Club’s Sustainability Strategy

By |2020-03-04T11:01:02-08:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Community, Energy Efficiency, SEG Projects, Sustainable Living|

The South Yuba Club’s Sustainability Strategy Saves $ and Shows Their Dedication to a Healthy Future In 2018, commercial buildings accounted for almost 20% of all energy used in the U.S. and accounted for approximately 17% of all U.S. CO2 emissions. They consumed 18.61 quadrillion [...]

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Are you paying PG&E more than you should?

By |2020-01-30T10:32:49-08:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Community, Renewable Energy Policy, Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: |

Are You Paying PG&E More Than You Should? Of course you are. We all are. That’s not really what this is about though. It’s about the opportunity to pay less. Whether you have solar, are planning to go solar, or never plan to go solar, [...]

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Ray’s Thoughts on 2019

By |2019-12-30T16:20:04-08:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: California, Solar|Tags: , , |

The Big News from 2019 -what it means for you in 2020 and beyond. The power shutoffs and our focus on community sustainability and resiliency were a major part of our efforts in 2019 and will continue into 2020. The Public Safety Power Shut Off [...]

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Expert Corner: Talk on Power Shutdowns by PG&E (PSPS) with SEG Founder Ray Darby on KVMR – 89.5.

By |2019-11-27T20:08:41-08:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Community, Power Backups - Batteries|

Expert Corner: Talk on Power Shutdowns by PG&E (PSPS) with SEG Founder Ray Darby on KVMR - 89.5 https://youtu.be/Zk3C0bRsBtE Energy Expert & Founder of Sustainable Energy Group in Grass Valley, CA, Ray Darby gives helpful information about the PG&E Power Shutoffs with Martin Webb on [...]

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Power Outages Part 5 Crucial Generator Selection Information

By |2019-11-08T11:50:58-08:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Power Backups - Batteries|

POWER OUTAGES - Part 5 Crucial Generator Selection Information Did you rush out and buy a generator? Are you planning on buying a generator?   In either case you'll want to read this article and the four that preceded it. The goal of these articles [...]

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Power Outages – Part 4, Adding Battery Storage To An Existing Solar System

By |2019-10-08T10:07:51-07:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: California, Power Backups - Batteries, Solar Industry/Technology|

POWER OUTAGES - Part 4 Adding Battery Storage To An Existing Solar System As covered in Parts 1 through 3 of this series, there are all kinds of options to serve your backup power needs in the event of a power outage. To the uninitiated, adding [...]

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