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18 06, 2019

An Affordable Cooling Alternative

By |2019-06-19T10:50:47+00:00June 18th, 2019|Energy Efficiency|Comments Off on An Affordable Cooling Alternative

Affordable Ways to Cool Your Home Are you looking for a more affordable way to cool your home? Unfortunately, many people these days can't afford to spend the money it takes to get air conditioning installed, much less the cost of operation. Fortunately, there’s an affordable solution! Have you seen the new breed of “Evaporative [...]

14 05, 2019

Avoiding Home Energy Saving Scams – Part 2 – Reflective Insulation

By |2019-06-12T14:45:02+00:00May 14th, 2019|Energy Efficiency|Comments Off on Avoiding Home Energy Saving Scams – Part 2 – Reflective Insulation

This one has been making the rounds around Nevada County lately. “Radiant Barrier Insulation”, “Reflective Insulation” or “Radiant Insulation” are various names applied to products that are typically of dubious merit.  While it depends on the circumstances under which and the way they’re installed, they generally don’t perform as advertised, don’t save enough to justify [...]

12 03, 2019

Avoiding Energy Saving Scams, Part 1

By |2019-06-12T14:14:48+00:00March 12th, 2019|Energy Efficiency|Comments Off on Avoiding Energy Saving Scams, Part 1

Save your hard-earned money and ensure your friends or family do not fall victim to an energy saving scam. After reading this article, you will know how to identify one of these scams! A common energy scam you’re likely to come across is a little box, usually about the size of a wall timer, that [...]

16 01, 2019

How to Offset Your Electricity Bill With Solar: A Case Study

By |2019-06-12T13:48:17+00:00January 16th, 2019|Energy Efficiency, SEG Projects|Comments Off on How to Offset Your Electricity Bill With Solar: A Case Study

In 2015 Sustainable Energy Group installed a solar array for customers Marcia and Roger in Grass Valley designed to eliminate their $1,700/year electric bill.  Last year, they implemented our recommendations on Time Of Use (TOU) and Net Energy Metering. By shifting the bulk of their energy use to off peak hours, they were able to [...]