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california drought, worst drought

TweeterDeeter’s Drought Rant

Note: This rant was originally written a few months ago, but we didn’t feel that great and I guess had some hopes the rains would help with the drought.  They didn’t, but there was other encouraging news. The Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) began their CALscape program to reduce water consumption and proposed new rate increases.  More details below. California’s drought has finally gotten personal: I haven’t seen a filled bird bath in...
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ecoSolargy Employees Donate 46 Neckties & 46 Eyeglasses to Needy in Honduras

ecoSolargy employee Danny Livingston led an effort which collected 46 neckties and 46 eyeglasses from his fellow employees for the needy of Honduras.    Livingston found out the need for the donation through a family member who has been involved in a two-year service mission in the country.  Due to widespread poverty, many Honduran citizens are unable to purchase eyeglasses and hence don’t learn to read; similarly, many residents in search of...
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How to go Solar with CSI

I know what you’re thinking… “Boy, do I wish I could afford solar! It’s too bad that it’s so expensive.” Actually, PV module prices have decreased by 80% since 2008. California has also been providing consumers with incentives to help fund their solar projects. Many of these rebates stem from the California Solar Initiative (CSI) Program. The CSI Program is essentially a product of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's “Million Solar Roofs”...
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Solar PV Prices Have Fallen 80% in 6 Years

Solar PV Module Prices Have Fallen 80% Since 2008, Wind Turbines 29% (via Clean Technica) I know most of you have seen such graphs many times, but I can’t resist sharing another one every once in awhile. And the truth is, a lot of people are completely oblivious to this. Those who follow cleantech news know the strong trend, but the common…
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3 Differences between STC and PTC Ratings You Need to Know

You may have wondered, “Does my 250 watt solar panel actually produce 250 watts?”  Well the answer, technically, is yes. Your panel produces 250 watts, but only under specific conditions.  Solar companies use Standard Test Conditions (STC) to rate their PV products.  The California Energy Commission (CEC), however, rates each product using the Photovoltaic Utility Systems Applications (PVUSA) Test Conditions (PTC) which calculates the wattage...
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ecoSolargy Raising Funds to Donate Solar System to Buena Park Non-Profit

ecoSolargy plans to donate a free solar system to Giving Children Hope in Buena Park to offset its electricity costs.  The company has launched a Giving Children Hope series of solar panels; 50% of profits on the series will be placed in a fund to pay for the Giving Children Hope solar system.  Once the solar system is in place, it will reduce the non-profit’s electricity costs for the next three decades.  Giving Children Hope supports a local...
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Foothill ranch, Lake Forest, Orange County, Commercial solar, installation

Good Credit? Bad Credit? No Problem, You’ll Still Get Climate Credit!

Did you ever think that you could earn credit without having a credit card or even doing anything at all!?  Well, it turns out you can with the climate credit!  Now, you’re probably wondering “what exactly is climate credit and how do I get it?”  The California Climate Program protects consumers from potential rate changes resulting from the Cap & Trade program. But before I get to the good news, let’s rewind to what started it all:...
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Jimmy Nhieu discussed ecoSolargy's CSR program in Tucson.

ecoSolargy Executive Addresses Clean Energy Conference on its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program

Jimmy Nhieu, Vice President of Project Development at ecoSolargy (www.ecoSolargy.com), addressed the CSR Clean Energy Debut Celebration at the Rialto Theater in Tucson on January 24.  Nhieu discussed the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, a company-wide plan which includes the adoption of environment-friendly measures such as greater reliance on solar power, more energy-efficient heating and lighting fixtures, paperless accounting,...
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Solar Energy Company ecoSolargy Donates Solar Modules to Homeboy Industries

Solar solutions provider ecoSolargy (www.ecoSolargy.com), has donated 9 kW of solar modules to Homeboy Industries.  ecoSolargy provides one-stop services and supplies to businesses, utilities and homeowners so they can convert to solar for their energy needs; Homeboy Industries, founded by Fr. Greg Boyle in 1992, provides a variety of free services to at-risk youth to help them have successful, productive lives.  The panels will be installed at...
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ecoSolargy employees and friends at the MDA Muscle Walk

ecoSolargy Employees Volunteer for MDA Muscle Walk

Employees from Irvine-based solar solutions provider ecoSolargy (www.ecoSolargy.com) participated in the MDA Muscle Walk at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine on March 8.  The ecoSolargy group manned the incentives table in support of the fundraising event which aids persons with muscular dystrophy.  Participants included: Alex Deeter, Miranda Cortez, Anthony DeMarco, Alan Lee (ecoSolargy CEO) and Jeff Pfohlman. The Muscular Dystrophy Association...
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