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25 09, 2019

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

By |2019-10-08T10:07:51-07:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: California, Power Backups - Batteries, Solar Industry/Technology|Comments Off on Power Outages – Part 4, Adding Battery Storage To An Existing Solar System

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 battery storage to an existing solar system might seem straightforward [...]

25 07, 2019

Power Outages Part 2

By |2019-10-08T17:53:50-07:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: Community, Power Backups - Batteries, Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Power Outages Part 2

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 run from several hundred to tens of thousands of dollars, [...]

23 07, 2019

Natural Backyard Dwellings

By |2019-07-25T11:06:47-07:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Community, Energy Efficiency, Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Natural Backyard Dwellings

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 family or community? Natural building is a healthy construction method [...]

19 06, 2019

Power Outages – Part 1

By |2019-10-08T09:54:37-07:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Community, Power Backups - Batteries, Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Power Outages – Part 1

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 cost to add batteries to my solar system? How much [...]

12 06, 2019

Dangerous Electrical Panel Warning

By |2019-06-26T13:51:10-07:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dangerous Electrical Panel Warning

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? The following will help answer such questions. Safety is a [...]

13 03, 2019

Consumption Monitoring

By |2019-06-12T14:17:42-07:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Consumption Monitoring

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 [...]

11 02, 2019

Solar As an Investment

By |2019-06-12T14:05:35-07:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Solar As an Investment

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 [...]