Bay Area Pledge to Use 100% Renewable Energy

There is a growing trend with cities in the US to switch and use renewable energy. While some cities pledge to do 20 – 30%, Bay Area cities like San Francisco, San Jose, San Rafael and Palo Alto all implemented a plan to go 100% renewable energy. Mayor Ed Lee of San Francisco says, “We […]

Northern California Cities Take Part in the Cool City Challenge

San Francisco is one of three Northern California cities taking part in the Cool Block Program created by the Cool City Challenge. The goal of the Cool City Challenge, is to change the game around carbon reduction in cities and provide a viable path forward to address climate change. The program uses a bottom-up approach […]

Energy Saving Tips For The Summer Months Ahead

With Summer vastly approaching, now is a better time then ever to the time to consider installing a new solar system for the home. Harnessing the power of the sun, is like powering 2,880 TRILLION light bulbs! All you need is small fraction of that to power your home. Installing solar will not only reduce […]

#MillionSolarStrong

1 million solar energy systems are now turned on in the US! On May 3, 2016, the millionth solar system was installed in the United States. That’s enough electricity to power the state of Pennsylvania, according to a report from the George Washington Solar Institute. It took more than 40 years to reach this milestone, […]

Carbon Neutral Party Planning This Summer

Hosting a Carbon Neutral Event It’s the season for weddings, graduation parties, holiday weekends and barbecues. While getting together with friends and family is something to celebrate, events like these can have a big impact on the environment; travelers from out of town, waste and garbage produced, not to mention, energy and water. Hosting a […]

Innovations in Green Technology

Technology rapidly changes as new discoveries are made every day. Scientists and engineers are working around the clock to develop green technology, not only to save the planet, but to also make it more accessible to the public. Solar, for example, is one of those technologies. Scientist are dedicating themselves to coming up with cheaper […]

Green Energy Generators and How It’s Stored

There are several ways energy is produced. The most common are gas, oil and coal. With the growing concern of depleting these non-renewable energy sources, many people are always looking into greener ways to produce energy. There are a couple types of green power generators, known as wind and solar that can provide energy solutions […]

Your Home Carbon Footprint

What is a Carbon Footprint? A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment, and in particular climate change. It relates to the amount of greenhouse gases produced in our day-to-day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transportation etc. Many of our daily activities cause some […]

Understanding Net Metering

Many new solar system owners may come across a term called Net Metering, and wonder if it’s available in their neighborhood or business. Net metering allows residential and commercial customers who generate their own electricity from solar power to feed electricity they do not use back into the grid. The meter spins forward when a customer […]

Solar Eclipse of 2016

Yesterday was a significant day for science. As the only solar eclipse of 2016 occurred on March 8 over the countries of Indonesia, the islands of Sumatra, and Borneo. They were lucky to witness the full eclipse, while countries over southern and eastern Asia, northern and western Australia and Hawaii were able to witness a […]