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The Future of Solar is At Risk

By |2020-02-19T12:01:44-08:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: Solar|Tags: , , , , |

The Future of Rooftop Solar in California is at Risk What you need to know and what you can do about it Summary It looks very likely that without extraordinary action on our part before mid 2020, the current deal for solar in California is [...]

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Ray’s Thoughts on 2019

By |2019-12-30T16:20:04-08:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: California, Solar|Tags: , , |

The Big News from 2019 -what it means for you in 2020 and beyond. The power shutoffs and our focus on community sustainability and resiliency were a major part of our efforts in 2019 and will continue into 2020. The Public Safety Power Shut Off [...]

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2019 Year in Review

By |2019-12-30T16:03:18-08:00December 26th, 2019|Categories: Community, Solar|Tags: , , , |

2019 Year In Review Highlights: Record Breaking Solar Installs --   Community Service & Support -- Education for Change -- PSPS & PG&E Impact of our solar installations: Trees Planted Pounds of Coal we did not have to burn! Number of Smartphones charged [...]

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Living Sustainably in the Sierra Foothills as Small Business Owners

By |2019-11-27T20:00:31-08:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Sustainable Living|

By Cristina Africano, co-owner of the Local Culture Live Foods Marketplace - Downtown Grass Valley, CA.  Living Sustainably in the Sierra Foothills as Small Business Owners As we all could imagine, living off the grid has its pros and cons. On the one hand, we [...]

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Expert Corner: Talk on Power Shutdowns by PG&E (PSPS) with SEG Founder Ray Darby on KVMR – 89.5.

By |2019-11-27T20:08:41-08:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Community, Power Backups - Batteries|

Expert Corner: Talk on Power Shutdowns by PG&E (PSPS) with SEG Founder Ray Darby on KVMR - 89.5 https://youtu.be/Zk3C0bRsBtE Energy Expert & Founder of Sustainable Energy Group in Grass Valley, CA, Ray Darby gives helpful information about the PG&E Power Shutoffs with Martin Webb on [...]

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Apple Picking and Pressing – Sustainability in Our Community

By |2019-11-27T20:08:51-08:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Community|

Apple Picking and Pressing - Sustainability in Our Community https://youtu.be/fZxhfk4gSmA Our Solar Designer and active community member Penn Martin interviews Gayle and Leo Granucci during their annual apply picking, cider making event in Nevada City. The Granucci's have been hosting this wonderful community event for [...]

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Expert Corner: Tips only an experienced Electrician can give about Generators

By |2019-11-27T20:09:00-08:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Power Backups - Batteries|

Expert Corner: Tips only an experienced Electrician can give about Generators https://youtu.be/FJzA70flFEA Now that the power outage stress has calmed down, at least for today, take a moment to understand generators, how much they cost to run, how to make sure they will run next [...]

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Portable Generator Tips from the Experts!

By |2019-11-19T11:32:28-08:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Power Backups - Batteries|

PG &E POWER OUTAGES - Extra Info Portable Generator Tips & Community Resource links Safety Alert! Portable generators come with a number of dangers and great care is required when operating one. There have been several instances lately of them causing fires, and you don’t [...]

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Permaculture Sheet Mulching Sierra Harvest

By |2019-10-31T17:00:08-07:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: California, Community, Sustainable Living|

By Amanda Thibodeau, with Sierra Harvest - a local non-profit for "Fresh Food Education & Access" with their office in Nevada City, CA.  Learn a Fall Permaculture technique called Sheet Mulching Hi Sustainable Energy groupies, this is your friends at Sierra Harvest chiming in. Sierra [...]

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Power Outages Part 5 Crucial Generator Selection Information

By |2019-11-08T11:50:58-08:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Power Backups - Batteries|

POWER OUTAGES - Part 5 Crucial Generator Selection Information Did you rush out and buy a generator? Are you planning on buying a generator?   In either case you'll want to read this article and the four that preceded it. The goal of these articles [...]

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