Coloring Contest

Coloring Contest It's ON! A good old-fashioned coloring contest.  Get out your markers, crayons, colored pencils, glitter glue.  Download one of the three coloring pages that is most skill-appropriate. Easy artwork - click to print Intermediate artwork- click to print Expert artwork- click to print Print it out. Have the kids color it any way they…
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Another Solar Company Goes Bankrupt- Real Goods Solar.

From “hippies in the woods” to a pre-SolarCity IPO, Real Goods Solar was a pioneer in the U.S. industry. It quietly filed for bankruptcy in January. There have been several rounds of solar panel manufacturers and install companies that have gone bankrupt over the years, often leaving customers wondering what to do. Sungevity, Suniva, Solar…
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7 Solar Scams in California and How To Avoid Them

As the popularity and necessity of solar panels in California rises, so do the scams and dishonest sales tactics. Sketchy solar companies are preying on the homeowners in our communities, taking advantage of people excited about improving their home’s efficiency. Don’t let this happen to you! Keep reading to learn about California’s most common solar scams.…
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One Million Solar Roofs Is Just The Beginning

Atascadero, CA – Former Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown and other local elected officials joined high school students, business leaders and workers, renewable energy advocates, and community leaders to celebrate achieving one million solar roofs in California. The celebration was held at Buchannan High School in Clovis. The former governors then announced their next…
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10 Interesting Facts About Offshore Wind Energy

10. Offshore Wind Resources Are Abundant: Offshore wind has the potential to deliver large amounts of clean, renewable energy to fulfill the electrical needs of cities along U.S. coastlines. 9. Offshore Wind Turbines Can Be Extremely Tall: In order to capture the abundant wind resources available offshore, offshore turbines can be over 500 ft, about…
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How To Clean Your Solar Panels

If you have a residential solar energy system, your panels are either on your roof or on a ground mount system. Either way, they're likely sparkling clean because you clean them regularly, right? OK, you clean them once a year, right? You've cleaned them once when they were new? Well, if you’re like most of us,…
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Will my solar PV system work during a power outage?

There are two reasons that ordinary grid-tied solar will not work during a grid failure. The first is a technical reason and the second is a safety and regulatory issue. First and foremost is the technical reason. The electronics that control a solar system constantly adjust voltage and current to keep the panels operating efficiently…
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