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14 05, 2019

Finding Property Information Using Nevada County GIS

By |2019-06-26T15:56:09+00:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: California, SEG Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Finding Property Information Using Nevada County GIS

If you are curious about the details of your property or a property you are interested in buying, you can look up the property on Nevada County’s GIS on the county’s website. The county has a transparent, open access database with detailed information on property structures, local service districts (i.e. local provider of water, utilities, [...]

14 05, 2019

The Potential Risks of Unpermitted Construction: What You Need to Know

By |2019-06-26T15:54:03+00:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: California, SEG Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Potential Risks of Unpermitted Construction: What You Need to Know

Last year the Nevada County Building Department changed its approach to building code enforcement to increase compliance. Rather than inspect properties when a complaint was made, which was the previous policy, now county officials are inspecting properties based on awareness of information about possible code violations. This new approach has significantly increased the scope of [...]

10 04, 2019

Debunking Renewable Energy Myths

By |2019-06-12T14:40:57+00:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: California, SEG Projects|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Debunking Renewable Energy Myths

Do you have friends or family members who aren’t convinced that renewable energy is a win-win for human health and the economy? Share with them some scientific evidence to credibly explain the benefits of renewable energy and distinguish fact from fiction. All too often, the oil and gas industry’s marketing tactics and slanted journalism are [...]

10 04, 2019

Preserving Trees in Solar Designs

By |2019-06-12T14:33:23+00:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: SEG Projects|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Preserving Trees in Solar Designs

Sustainable Energy Group always takes a big picture perspective when it comes to designing solar electric systems. We recognize that each property is unique, and carefully tailor each design to the site's environmental conditions, taking into account solar resource, grading, and shading from trees. We understand and appreciate the important ecological roles that trees play, [...]

13 03, 2019

Energy Savings Solutions Series in Grass Valley

By |2019-06-26T16:45:40+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: California, Energy Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Energy Savings Solutions Series in Grass Valley

This spring, Energy Savings Solutions, a free public workshop series taught by industry experts, will provide practical information on building-scale energy efficiency to complement the Grass Valley Energy Action Plan. The goal of the series is to educate and inspire community members to take action to reduce their energy consumption while saving money and benefiting [...]

13 03, 2019

CCAs and California’s Changing Electric Energy Landscape

By |2019-06-26T16:46:22+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Renewable Energy Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on CCAs and California’s Changing Electric Energy Landscape

Many Californians are concerned about rising electricity costs given limited choices in an underserved energy marketplace. Over 60% of California residents are served by only three of the state’s six investor-owned utilities (IOUs). [1] In the service areas of the three largest IOUs (Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & [...]

11 02, 2019

Celebrating Habitat for Humanity Sacramento

By |2019-06-26T16:33:05+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: California, Community|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Celebrating Habitat for Humanity Sacramento

Over the past year, SEG Inc has collaborated with Sacramento Habitat for Humanity by assisting with the installation of solar electric systems on their homes. Last week, our Operations Manager, Brian Gardner, was invited to attend Habitat for Humanity’s annual Hammy Awards Night Dinner. It was a celebration in recognition of all the accomplishments of [...]

11 02, 2019

Solar As an Investment

By |2019-06-12T14:05:35+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Solar As an Investment

Why Going Solar Makes Sense (and Cents)! Here are a few reasons why solar is a smart, low-risk, high-return investment: High Valuation Solar electric systems have strong valuation due to their potential to reduce long-term energy costs for homeowners. As such, solar electric systems are recognized as marketable improvements to homes that, on average, significantly [...]

11 02, 2019

Enhancing Your Property Value With Solar

By |2019-06-12T14:00:08+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: SEG Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Enhancing Your Property Value With Solar

A Case Study of Solar Valuation from a Past Customer Sharon Sausedo, of Sausedo Realty, bought a property in Penn Valley that needed extensive work and upgrades before selling. She repaired and remodeled the house, and then put it on the market in late 2018. Prospective buyers saw the existing solar panels on the roof [...]

16 01, 2019

The Time for Time-of-Use has Arrived!

By |2019-06-12T13:55:13+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: California, Renewable Energy Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Time for Time-of-Use has Arrived!

When everyone is using power at the same time, it is very expensive to produce that power. Investor-owned utilities pass this expense onto ratepayers in the form of Time-of-Use (TOU) rate schedules. Mandated by the California Public Utilities Commission, TOU rates encourage consumers to change their behavior to save both energy and money, which translates [...]