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Power Outages – Part 4, Adding Battery Storage To An Existing Solar System

By |2019-10-08T10:07:51-08:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: California, Power Backups - Batteries, Solar Industry/Technology|

POWER OUTAGES - Part 4 Adding Battery Storage To An Existing Solar System As covered in Parts 1 through 3 of this series, there are all kinds of options to serve your backup power needs in the event of a power outage. To the uninitiated, adding [...]

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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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Dangerous Electrical Panel Warning

By |2019-06-26T13:51:10-08:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Dangerous Electrical Panels There’s a fair chance you own one of the many electrical panels known to be dangerous. They can subject the home to fire danger or, for someone working on them, electrical shock. Do you own a dangerous panel? What are the risks? [...]

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Consumption Monitoring

By |2019-06-12T14:17:42-08:00March 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 [...]

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Solar As an Investment

By |2019-06-12T14:05:35-08:00February 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 [...]

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