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Power Outages Part 3 : Solar with Battery Backup Vs. Generators – Advantages & Disadvantages

By |2019-10-29T14:28:30-07:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Community, Power Backups - Batteries, Solar|Tags: , , , , , |

POWER OUTAGES - Part 3 Solar with Battery Backup Vs Generator, Advantages & Disadvantages    There are all kinds of options to serve your backup power needs in the event of a power outage. They can serve either a portion of your electrical circuits through a subpanel as [...]

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Power Outages Part 2 : How much do battery backup and generator installations cost?

By |2019-10-29T17:43:54-07:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: Community, Power Backups - Batteries, Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

POWER OUTAGES  – PART 2 – PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS How much would a generator cost? How much would batteries cost? There are plenty of online tools and other resources available to give you relatively quick answers, but are they the right answers? Backup power systems can [...]

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Power Outages – Part 1 : What are you options for backup power?

By |2019-10-29T14:32:19-07:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Community, Power Backups - Batteries, Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , |

POWER OUTAGES  – PART 1 WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS? Ever since PG&E announced they may be shutting off power for two days or more during extreme weather events, we’ve been getting lots of calls and emails asking about batteries and generators. “How much will it [...]

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An Affordable Cooling Alternative

By |2019-06-20T13:37:30-07:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Energy Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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Avoiding Home Energy Saving Scams – Part 2 – Reflective Insulation

By |2019-06-12T14:45:02-07:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: Energy Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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Avoiding Energy Saving Scams, Part 1

By |2019-06-12T14:14:48-07:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Energy Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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

By |2019-06-26T16:50:54-07:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Energy Efficiency, SEG Projects|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

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