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Commentary on why the Post-Pandemic World Needs Is A Solar Energy Revolution

By |2020-05-29T10:56:26-07:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: California, Renewable Energy Policy, Solar, Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , |

Why the Post-Pandemic World Needs Is A Solar Energy Revolution (Commentary) Part of SEG's Sustainability in Media Series, where we share good media about sustainable energy and living to help our community learn and thrive during interesting times.  Before you go straight to the article [...]

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How Does Solar Impact Home Value?

By |2020-02-25T13:27:03-08:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Solar, Solar Industry/Technology|

How Does Solar Impact Home Value? Research shows that homes with solar sell for more. That is, your home with solar has a higher value than a similar home without solar. They also indicate that homes with solar sell faster than those without. A 2019 [...]

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Are you paying PG&E more than you should?

By |2020-01-30T10:32:49-08:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Community, Renewable Energy Policy, Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: |

Are You Paying PG&E More Than You Should? Of course you are. We all are. That’s not really what this is about though. It’s about the opportunity to pay less. Whether you have solar, are planning to go solar, or never plan to go solar, [...]

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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|

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 |2019-10-29T17:43:54-07:00July 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 |2019-07-25T11:06:47-07:00July 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 |2019-10-29T14:32:19-07:00June 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 |2019-06-26T13:51:10-07:00June 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 |2019-06-12T14:17:42-07:00March 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 |2019-06-12T14:05:35-07:00February 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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