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The Silver Lining to PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff Program

We put up with a lot as Bay Area residents. We know that California has sky-high tax rates and that the cost of living is ludicrous. We know the Big One will hit one day.  Each day we deal with more and more traffic. No longer is it just on the highways, now we face...

PG&E’s “Lights Out” Stunt- HashtagRUJoking?

“It’s not because we’re bad at our job or anything. This is for your safety. We’re doing this for you. This has nothing whatsoever to do with our ineptitude.” Ok. “The dog ate my homework” seemed worth a try at the time. So...
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3 Reasons Why You Should Go Solar NOW

If you’ve been considering solar, you should know that time is running out to maximize your incentives for 2019. Your new system must be INSTALLED and operational before year-end, and we only have a few remaining slots on our calendar. Call 866-202-6737 NOW to...

Solardough Bread

The Original Silicon Valley- Part II We crossed the threshold from simple to infantile in our ‘Earth Science by a Dummy’ segment last week. The point was proffered that silicon, a primary component of semiconductors, is basically sand. Super fancy stuff is made out of...

A Tale of Two Utilities- Rich Mann, Paul Mann

                                                                                                                      It is the best of times (if you have solar), it is the worst of times (if you don’t). Here’s a bedtime story we think you’d like to wake up to: Rich...

The Original Silicon Valley- Part 1

San Francisco’s South Bay- Many of the world’s phattest (we’re including East Bay here) tech corporations & most intriguing startups are here. A third of all venture capital investors in the US come here to prospect, if Wikipedia is to be trusted on such stats....
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PG&E Power Outages: Be Ready

How are you preparing for the forced power outages that PG&E will be providing (and that you’ll be paying for)? Here’s an idea with a nice longer-term solution: upgrade to solar power and a backup generator, and leave PG&E’s drama behind. What Makes Solar...
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7 Ways Bay Area Residents Can be More Eco-Friendly

“Many green investments help save the planet, but they can also save you money over time as you spend less on energy or water,” said Redfin chief economist Daryl Fairweather. “Even if you decide to sell your home in a few years, potential buyers may be willing to pay...
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Why California Electric Vehicle Owners Should Charge with Solar

What do the environment, the HOV lane, and your wallet all have in common since you bought your electric vehicle (EV)? They’re all a little greener. Now you can make that shade of green even greener by switching to solar-power at home. But you should know why going...
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Solar Energy Helps You Think on Top the Box

We are living in an advanced age – so many things in our home have multiple purposes or multiple functions. Think about it – we still call our mobile device a phone, but how many of us use it only for sending and receiving calls? We do a lot more than talk...