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

An Affordable Cooling Alternative

By |2019-06-20T13:37:30+00:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Energy Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on An Affordable Cooling Alternative

Affordable Ways to Cool Your Home Are you looking for a more affordable way to cool your home? Unfortunately, many people these days can't afford to spend the money it takes to get air conditioning installed, much less the cost of operation. Fortunately, there’s an affordable solution! Have you seen the new breed of “Evaporative [...]

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 [...]

12 06, 2019

Dangerous Electrical Panel Warning

By |2019-06-26T13:51:10+00:00June 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

CCAs and California’s Changing Electric Energy Landscape

By |2019-06-26T16:46:22+00:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Renewable Energy Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on CCAs and California’s Changing Electric Energy Landscape

Many Californians are concerned about rising electricity costs given limited choices in an underserved energy marketplace. Over 60% of California residents are served by only three of the state’s six investor-owned utilities (IOUs). [1] In the service areas of the three largest IOUs (Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & [...]

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

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 [...]