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Finding Property Information Using Nevada County GIS

By |2019-06-26T15:56:09-08:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: California, SEG Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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

By |2019-06-26T15:54:03-08:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: California, SEG Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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Debunking Renewable Energy Myths

By |2019-06-12T14:40:57-08:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: California, SEG Projects|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

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Preserving Trees in Solar Designs

By |2019-06-12T14:33:23-08:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: SEG Projects|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

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Energy Savings Solutions Series in Grass Valley

By |2019-06-26T16:45:40-08:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: California, Energy Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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CCAs and California’s Changing Electric Energy Landscape

By |2019-06-26T16:46:22-08:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Renewable Energy Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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Celebrating Habitat for Humanity Sacramento

By |2019-09-18T13:35:07-08:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: California, Community|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

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Solar As an Investment

By |2019-06-12T14:05:35-08:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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Enhancing Your Property Value With Solar

By |2019-06-12T14:00:08-08:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: SEG Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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. [...]

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The Time for Time-of-Use has Arrived!

By |2019-06-12T13:55:13-08:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: California, Renewable Energy Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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