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Quantum Physics of Solar Panels

By |2020-12-23T10:17:18-08:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Solar|Tags: , , , , |

The Quantum Physics of Solar Panels How do solar panels really work? How do we harness energy from sunlight? What does Photovoltaic mean? Listen to a humorous, for sure intelligent podcast where a Physicist and a Cartoonist explain the quantum physics of solar panels. One [...]

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Just Passed in Congress Solar Federal Tax Credit Extended 2 Years

By |2020-12-23T11:51:49-08:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Renewable Energy Policy, Solar|Tags: , |

Solar Federal Tax Credit Extended 2 Years! As a surprise Christmas present to the solar industry and consumers, Congress just passed a two-year extension of the Solar Federal Tax Credit (ITC). The extension applies to both residential and commercial projects.   The bill had bipartisan [...]

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Beautiful World, Beautiful Future Contest

By |2020-12-03T17:01:17-08:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: California, Solar|Tags: , , |

Beautiful World, Beautiful Future Contest Attention Students, Families and Teachers!! + Join us this break in a Literary, Art, Solar, Family Energy Contest for families and students grade 4-12 with great prizes! Follow this Facebook event to stay updated! --- Theme: Make Your Mark on [...]

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What is solar irradiance? Why does in matter in California?

By |2020-07-29T19:37:50-07:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: Community, Solar, Solar Industry/Technology|Tags: , , , , |

What is solar irradiance? Why does it matter? Did you know we get better sun for solar energy than Florida?! Part of our Solar Foundations Series aka Fun solar facts to know and share from SEG. Solar irradiance often called solar resource is very important [...]

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Sustainable Energy and Ecology in the News

By |2020-07-29T15:03:35-07:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Renewable Energy Policy, Solar, Sustainable Living|Tags: , , , , |

Sustainable Energy and Ecology in the News In our continuing series of Sustainability in the News we hand-select a few well-written gems, pull out some quotes and give some comments on each. Enjoy! -Harry Most of these articles are from Green Tech Media, a trusted [...]

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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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A Clear Way to Benefit Ourselves and Our Community, Right Now

By |2020-05-08T13:26:45-07:00May 8th, 2020|Categories: Community, Solar|Tags: , , , , , , |

Change what we pay for, and keep our money local. Another way of seeing and doing things to benefit our community and ourselves. Question: What are your highest living expenses? Statistics show it's bills for housing at #1, then transportation, food, healthcare, personal insurance/pensions and [...]

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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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The Future of Solar is At Risk

By |2020-06-01T20:06:24-07:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: Solar|Tags: , , , , |

The Future of Rooftop Solar in California is at Risk What you need to know and what you can do about it Summary It looks very likely that without extraordinary action on our part before mid 2020, the current deal for solar in California is [...]

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Ray’s Thoughts on 2019

By |2019-12-30T16:20:04-08:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: California, Solar|Tags: , , |

The Big News from 2019 -what it means for you in 2020 and beyond. The power shutoffs and our focus on community sustainability and resiliency were a major part of our efforts in 2019 and will continue into 2020. The Public Safety Power Shut Off [...]

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