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February 2019

Celebrating Habitat for Humanity Sacramento

By |2019-05-15T09:33:31+00:00February 11th, 2019|Community|

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 [...]

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Solar As an Investment

By |2019-05-15T09:35:25+00:00February 11th, 2019|Solar Industry/Technology|

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 [...]

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Enhancing Your Property Value With Solar

By |2019-05-15T09:37:13+00:00February 11th, 2019|SEG Projects|

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 [...]

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January 2019

The Time for Time-of-Use has Arrived!

By |2019-05-15T09:39:22+00:00January 16th, 2019|Community, Renewable Energy Policy|

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 [...]

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Heat Pumps 101

By |2019-05-15T09:43:21+00:00January 16th, 2019|Energy Efficiency|

Heat Pumps – Efficient Appliances That Deliver Both Comfort and Savings A heat pump is sort of like an air conditioner, but with a reversing valve so it can both heat and cool your building very efficiently, with electricity! Heat pumps have evolved a lot over the past few decades, and there are several significant [...]

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

By |2019-02-20T10:51:34+00:00January 16th, 2019|Energy Efficiency, SEG Projects|

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 [...]

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