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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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Permaculture Sheet Mulching Sierra Harvest

By |2019-10-31T17:00:08-08:00October 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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Flavonoid Herbs and Berries for Fall… in your backyard right now.

By |2019-09-25T15:51:31-08:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , |

By Heather Luna, Director of the Acorn School of Herbal Medicine in Nevada City, CA.  Flavonoid Herbs and Berries for Fall ...in your Northern California backyard right now Autumn breezes are bringing in cooler weather and with it comes an increased risk for colds and flus. [...]

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Insight From Our Intern on Solar and Sustainability

By |2019-08-22T15:37:53-08:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Community, Solar|Tags: , , |

Insight From Our Intern on Solar and Sustainability I never could have imagined learning as much as I did in my time interning at Sustainable Energy Group. Not only did I learn about solar, the renewable energy industry and the energy grid, I had the [...]

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Microbes Instead of Chemicals for a Greener Lawn

By |2019-08-29T19:31:46-08:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Community, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , |

By Keisha Wheeler, co-owner of Catalyst Bioamendments and Soil Foodweb Consultant in Nevada City, CA.  Microbes Instead of Chemicals for a Greener Lawn We all love a thick green carpet of grass under foot. For being the #1 most grown crop in North America, lawns have [...]

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Power Outages Part 3 : Solar with Battery Backup Vs. Generators – Advantages & Disadvantages

By |2019-10-29T14:28:30-08:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Community, Power Backups - Batteries, Solar|Tags: , , , , , |

POWER OUTAGES - Part 3 Solar with Battery Backup Vs Generator, Advantages & Disadvantages    There are all kinds of options to serve your backup power needs in the event of a power outage. They can serve either a portion of your electrical circuits through a subpanel as [...]

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Power Outages Part 2 : How much do battery backup and generator installations cost?

By |2019-10-29T17:43:54-08:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: Community, Power Backups - Batteries, Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

POWER OUTAGES  – PART 2 – PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS How much would a generator cost? How much would batteries cost? There are plenty of online tools and other resources available to give you relatively quick answers, but are they the right answers? Backup power systems can [...]

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Natural Backyard Dwellings

By |2019-07-25T11:06:47-08:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Community, Energy Efficiency, Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |

By Neil Decker, co-founder of Starseed Creative and natural builder, specializing in Hempcrete structures that instill a sense of magic, belonging, and self. Have you ever imagined adding a small dwelling to your property? One that could be healthy, energy efficient, fire-resistant, and serve your [...]

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Power Outages – Part 1 : What are you options for backup power?

By |2019-10-29T14:32:19-08:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Community, Power Backups - Batteries, Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , |

POWER OUTAGES  – PART 1 WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS? Ever since PG&E announced they may be shutting off power for two days or more during extreme weather events, we’ve been getting lots of calls and emails asking about batteries and generators. “How much will it [...]

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