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dSummer is here! If you live right on the coast you are probably going to wear your jacket to take the dog for the morning stroll. If you are inland a little – it’s warm outside. In 2016, that morning walk was tainted by a giant column of smoke and the smell of campfire in the air. There was a massive fire in Big Sur. The central coast is still recovering from that incredible disaster,
How often I have lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home. – William Faulkner As we head into our rainy season, let’s remember how comfortable we are that we have so many kinds of roofing over our heads. It’s nice to nestle in when the wind gets up, but when you do need to brave the cold and rain, pause for a moment and look up! We are surrounded by the well

Solar Series: Part III

Posted by Luke S. on  April 25, 2018

WHY YOU NEED TO GET INTO SOLAR NOW Installing solar impacts the air we breathe, the water we drink and our overall quality of life. In 2015, 67% of the electricity generated in the US was through fossil fuels ( We can reduce the pollution created by those sources by generating our own energy at home and supporting more renewable energy resources in the US. Ok, environmental education complete; let’s talk money. Besides producing electric
how do solar panels work
A BRIEF HISTORY OF SOLAR, NET METERING AND COMMON MYTHS OF SOLAR INSTALLATION The first installment of this series talked about the benefits of solar, and solar from an investment point of view. This month, let’s investigate how we got here, learn a little about how your system will connect to the grid, net metering, and debunk some myths regarding solar energy. Humans have worshiped the sun for millennia. This was a shared experience across
solar panels flush against the roof
Thinking about a solar roof? Solar roofs are popping up more and more around the Monterey Bay. In fact, in the entire US, 2016 was a record breaking year for overall solar roof capacity. It nearly doubled the installations over 2015 ( Solar is beneficial not only as a renewable, clean energy source, but for residential use, it makes a lot of sense financially. Let’s explore this investment and look at the steps followed to
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