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Repost: It’s a Wonderful (Solar) Life

Happy Holidays Everyone! Frohe Feiertag! Glade feriedage Feliz Navidad Kol Sana Wenta Tayeb It’s A Wonderful (Solar) Life (via Clean Technica) By Carter Lavin, Solar Marketing Group Whether it’s a solar array that helps a charity organization focus more on its mission by eliminating its electric bill, or a lamp that helps a child in a remote village do his/her homework at night for the first…
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4 Green Ways To Avoid Coal This Holiday Season

Trimming trees, spending time with loved ones, hearing your favorite Wham! songs on the radio - yes, the holidays are once again upon us. While this certainly is a magical time of year, all of the gift-giving, travel, and parties also make it the most wasteful time of year. But what can you do short of cancelling your holiday plans? Well, my fellow (wo)manatees, you’ve come to the right place. This holiday season, we have been blessed with an outline...
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Future Looks Bright for Homeboy Industries

Happy December everyone!  We have some exciting news to close November, the month of giving thanks #AndNotShaving.  ecoSolargy is happy to be involved in Everybody Solar’s Homeboy Industries' project.  We wrote about this project a few months back when we originally became aware of it.  ecoSolargy will be providing them with the solar modules they need for the whole project. Thank EverybodySolar on Twitter! They raised the $20k!!! There are...
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No Sunshine? No Problem! Solar Power That Works At Night!

Using the sun to support our electrical grid has always had one major issue - the sun only shines about half of the time. Critics of solar energy often point to this fact to justify their position that renewables will never be able to replace fossil fuels. This argument is appealing on its surface: we all know that sunlight and wind are intermittent. But what if the sun didn’t have to be shining for a solar power plant to continue generating power?...
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YPE Mixer Discusses Irvine Smart Grid

Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting a Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) event.  YPE is a national group of energy professionals providing social and networking opportunities. There are chapters for most major cities, and the Orange County Chapter is currently being rebooted. You can join their LinkedIn group here. YPE OC met for networking and a presentation on the Irvine Smart Grid project. This Southern California Edison (SCE) demonstration...
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A Day at the Back Bay

As you battle traffic on I-5, it’s easy to forget why you live in Southern California. Since 1970, the population of Orange County has doubled to over 3 million and the “OC” is known as a television show more than it is an actual place. When you look past the rows of luxury cars and palm trees however, you’ll see the natural beauty of Orange County that existed long before civilization arrived. Thankfully, the good people at OC Parks are dedicated...
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ecoSolargy: Now Cleaner and Greener

A lesson I recently learned at work:  when your boss tells you, and only you, to bring your bathing suit to work on Friday, it's not because you missed the ultra-casual Friday memo. And you definitely shouldn’t plan on a fun day at the beach... As a solar provider, we are often asked about solar panel maintenance and cleaning.  Luckily, a solar array requires minimal maintenance.  There are no moving parts and no regular maintenance schedule....
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IOU a TOU Explanation

If you’re a California business, your electric bill is about to change in a major way. Investor-owned utilities (IOUs) like Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas and Electric are applying a new rate schedule to businesses beginning January, 1 2014. Currently, many business owners pay a seasonal flat rate for each kWh used. IOUs set your rate based on your maximum demand over the previous twelve billing cycles and other factors related to your...
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3 Green Ways to Survive Zombies

Happy Halloween everyone!  At ecoSolargy, we've been celebrating all month with buckets of candy #ExceptMilkDuds.   We've carved our pumpkins and are looking forward to Thursday’s costume contest #AwkwardMeetings.  With Breaking Bad over and The Walking Dead back, we've been having serious zombie discussions.  We’re a pretty “green” group of people (Martin has his own aquaponics system), and we started to notice our zombie preparedness...
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This Blog Sucks #power

All Hallows’ Eve is drawing nigh and “energy vampires” are once again terrorizing the nation. Well, these plugs actually don’t prefer a time of year and terrorizing may be exaggerating slightly...but that doesn’t make them any less vamp. Or vampirey. Vampiric? I digress… You probably have appliances in your home and office that are plugged in and not in use. Though they look innocent enough, many of these appliances are energy vampires...
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