Central Coast Solar Energy Report 2016

Since 1975, Solarponics has been installing renewable energy systems on the central coast with over 5,000 systems installed to date. We took a look at the current state of the solar PV market city by city. This is what we found. Paso Robles leads the county with the greatest number of solar installs. San Miguel…
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Net Zero: What Does It Mean And How Is It Achieved?

Full article pdf with sources included There are many sources that define net zero differently, such as The International Living Future Institute, The Department of Energy, or the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. For our purposes, we’ll accept the Wikipedia definition, since it allows for Wikipedia editors to update and revise the definition, creating a common,…
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NEM to Expire in June, 2016. What Does This Mean?

UTILITY'S PROPOSE NEM 2.0, GOOD FOR THEM, BAD FOR ROOFTOP SOLAR. Net energy metering, or "NEM", is a special billing arrangement that provides credit to customers with solar PV systems for the full retail value of the electricity their system generates. Under NEM, the customer's electric meter keeps track of how much electricity is consumed…
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Smoke Damage to Solar Panels

Solar Panel design and Firefighter Safety. Firefighter safety has been addressed by several organizations, resulting in guidelines to safely address a fire involving solar products. Additionally, our building codes now include provisions intended to address firefighter safety, such as minimum setback areas to provide space on the roof for walking around solar products, clear safety…
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Energy without Politics

Solar is Non-Partisan Going solar is not a political decision. It's about generating your own, cheap, reliable energy, reducing the burden on our energy infrastructure, and keeping more money in your pockets. The renewable energy sector employed 8.1 million people worldwide in 2015, 769,000 in the U.S. alone. Solar is the fastest growing industry in the nation,…
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K-PIG Greatest Hits

FREE K-PIG GREATEST HITS CD Mention you're a K-Pig listener for your FREE CD when getting a free solar energy proposal. TELL US YOU ARE A K-PIG LISTENER when you schedule your free solar proposal. Then get your free K-Pig Greatest Hits CD. Your free CD will be delivered at time of proposal. There are few…
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