Solar PV Service and Repairs Have you purchased a solar power system or a home installed with solar panels but never had solar PV service or repairs? Perhaps you’ve purchased a solar energy system and the company that installed it for you is no longer in business. Or maybe you just need your solar panels…

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Free Seminar on New Paths to Water & Energy Savings & Independence Water is your #1 priority.  PG&E and SCE rates are rising at double digits, and you don’t know what to do next.  But you don’t have to be left high and dry by scarce water and high energy costs.  Helio Energy Solutions, RainBird, Structured Finance…

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About 15% of California’s energy comes from hydroelectric power.  Or used to… as California’s historic drought progresses, skimpy snowpack above depleted reservoirs will lead to less hydroelectric power and higher electricity rates.  We’ll miss cheap Hydroelectric Power I met recently with managers at the Independent System Operator, which runs the California transmission grid.  They expect…

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The House passed The Farm Bill on Wednesday:  it includes $881 million in funding to energy title programs including the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) program, which provides loan guarantees and grants for energy efficiency improvements, solar panels, anaerobic digesters, other forms of renewable generation.  Title IX specifies that $45 million be allocated annually to the…

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Mark J. Ferron announced that he will be stepping down from his role as a Commissioner at the California CPUC for personal health reasons.   His thoughtful and candid final statement is worthy reading for those concerned with California’s energy future.   I’ve extracted below the two excerpts best related to this blog, Solar and Net Metering: Support…

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