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March 2019

Energy Savings Solutions Series in Grass Valley

By |2019-06-26T16:45:40+00:00March 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 to reduce their energy consumption while saving money and benefiting [...]

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CCAs and California’s Changing Electric Energy Landscape

By |2019-06-26T16:46:22+00:00March 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 & Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & [...]

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Consumption Monitoring

By |2019-06-12T14:17:42+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What Does My Electricity Usage Look Like? Have you ever wondered where your power is going or why your electric bill is bigger than you expected, even after you have installed a solar electric system? Consumption monitoring offers an at-a-glance visual glimpse into your electric usage. Nearly all solar electric systems today are equipped with [...]

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Avoiding Energy Saving Scams, Part 1

By |2019-06-12T14:14:48+00:00March 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 box, usually about the size of a wall timer, that [...]

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February 2019

KNCO Interview with SEG

By |2019-06-26T15:57:41+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: California, Community|Tags: , , |

KNCO Interview: A Discussion of Energy Efficiency, Sustainability, and Economics of Solar On Monday, February 4, 2019, "Taking Care of Business," a radio show on KNCO, interviewed Penn Martin, the solar designer at SEG Solar. Robin Davies, the CEO of the Chamber of Commerce, is the host of the show. The topics of [...]

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Celebrating Habitat for Humanity Sacramento

By |2019-06-26T16:33:05+00:00February 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 was a celebration in recognition of all the accomplishments of [...]

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Solar As an Investment

By |2019-06-12T14:05:35+00:00February 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 recognized as marketable improvements to homes that, on average, significantly [...]

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Enhancing Your Property Value With Solar

By |2019-06-12T14:00:08+00:00February 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. 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 |2019-06-12T13:55:13+00:00January 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 their behavior to save both energy and money, which translates [...]

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Heat Pumps 101

By |2019-06-26T16:48:13+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Energy Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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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