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12 06, 2019

Fire Prevention and Solar: A Case Study in Newcastle, CA

By |2019-06-26T13:51:13+00:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: SEG Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fire Prevention and Solar: A Case Study in Newcastle, CA

Fire Prevention and Solar: A Case Study in Newcastle, CA SEG recently did a ground mount solar array in Newcastle, CA. The customers opted for two project features that significantly reduced the fire risk to their home and property. 1)   Replacing the existing Zinsco Service panel. 2)   Adding a 10’ fire break/weed barrier around the [...]

14 05, 2019

Finding Property Information Using Nevada County GIS

By |2019-06-26T15:56:09+00:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: California, SEG Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Finding Property Information Using Nevada County GIS

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 structures, local service districts (i.e. local provider of water, utilities, [...]

14 05, 2019

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

By |2019-06-26T15:54:03+00:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: California, SEG Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Potential Risks of Unpermitted Construction: What You Need to Know

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 violations. This new approach has significantly increased the scope of [...]

10 04, 2019

Debunking Renewable Energy Myths

By |2019-06-12T14:40:57+00:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: California, SEG Projects|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Debunking Renewable Energy Myths

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 oil and gas industry’s marketing tactics and slanted journalism are [...]

10 04, 2019

Preserving Trees in Solar Designs

By |2019-06-12T14:33:23+00:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: SEG Projects|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Preserving Trees in Solar Designs

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 understand and appreciate the important ecological roles that trees play, [...]

11 02, 2019

Enhancing Your Property Value With Solar

By |2019-06-12T14:00:08+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: SEG Projects|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Enhancing Your Property Value With Solar

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 [...]

16 01, 2019

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

By |2019-06-26T16:50:54+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Energy Efficiency, SEG Projects|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How to Offset Your Electricity Bill With Solar: A Case Study

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 [...]