Energy News For The Smart Homeowner

How to get a solar system for zero money and still own it

From inside the solar industry bubble it is easy to think that most homeowners understand the surprising power of PACE Financing. PACE, or Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing, allows you to...

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PG&E RATES WENT UP AGAIN—HERE IS WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU

With the latest PG&E rate increases that took effect today, double digit energy inflation has become just the way it is in the Bay Area. Take a look at the new PG&E rates below. We are getting...

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PG&E RESIDENTIAL RATES ROSE 21% BY END OF 2016

Are you STILL wondering whether you should switch your houseto solar power in 2017?

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PG&E BUSINESS RATES ROSE UP TO 32% IN 2016

February 10, 2017 Torgeir Hansson small commercial

Are you STILL wondering whether you should switch your business to solar power in 2017?

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If your electric bill is high, go solar in 2017

 

PG&E is introducing a High Usage Surcharge in March 2017.  The exact nature and size of it will be published by the Public Utilities Commission on February 28. There is good reason to believe...

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There is a new Administration—it might be prudent to go solar now.

 

The Trump Administration and the Republican Congress have made promises to roll back alternative energy to favor traditional energy sources, especially coal. It is not a stretch to assume that...

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New PG&E Rate Hikes Coming In March 2017

 

2017 is seeing more rate increases, on top of the 5 rate changes in 2016. The rate changes in 2016 did two things: increased the electricity bill for average users, and made your bill go up...

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How to get the most out of your solar panels with NEM 2.0

 

The NEM 2.0 switch-over will most likely take effect in mid-late December. When we look at the real-world effects it will have on solar homeowners, the main upshot is a need for even more home...

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American Solar is looking for a few good solar people!

November 29, 2016 Torgeir Hansson Uncategorized

 

American Solar is growing. If you would like to work in Sausalito, and in the coveted solar industry with its impeccable global warming cred to boot, take a look here.

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UC Berkeley Tiny House contest entry takes second place

 

Ten California Colleges competed in The Tiny House Competition at Cosumnes River College last weekend. Ten tiny houses were on display among 20,000 people, food trucks, a music pavilion and a...

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