fbpx
Get a Free Solar Assessment! Call (530) 273-4422|info@seg.energy
Home » solar
18 06, 2019

Renata Langis

By |2019-06-26T16:00:29+00:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Community|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Renata Langis

Congratulations to Renata Langis! Renata is pursuing a master’s degree in Urban Planning from University of California at Irvine. Unfortunately, this new beginning means the end of Renata’s active engagement in the local community and her nine months at the Sustainable Energy Group. While working with us, Renata was responsible for graphic design, newsletter publication, event planning, [...]

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

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 [...]

13 03, 2019

Consumption Monitoring

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

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

The Time for Time-of-Use has Arrived!

By |2019-06-12T13:55:13+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: California, Renewable Energy Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Time for Time-of-Use has Arrived!

When everyone is using power at the same time, it is very expensive to produce that power. Investor-owned utilities pass this expense onto ratepayers in the form of Time-of-Use (TOU) rate schedules. Mandated by the California Public Utilities Commission, TOU rates encourage consumers to change their behavior to save both energy and money, which translates [...]

16 01, 2019

Heat Pumps 101

By |2019-06-26T16:48:13+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Energy Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Heat Pumps 101

Heat Pumps – Efficient Appliances That Deliver Both Comfort and Savings A heat pump is sort of like an air conditioner, but with a reversing valve so it can both heat and cool your building very efficiently, with electricity! Heat pumps have evolved a lot over the past few decades, and there are several significant [...]