Energy generation. Primarily solar, wind and other clean energy

Can you (legally) unplug from the electric utility?

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Can the utility or local authority require you to have an account?

Free Money for Schools

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Did your school miss out on the Prop 39 gravy train? Here's…

Are micro grids the answer to climate change?

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Wildfires in California are tragic and incredibly expensive. …

Tax Depreciation

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The printed IRS tax manual is literally more than 73,000 pages. …

Section 179D

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Do you own or plan to build or remodel 50,000 or more square…

Grid (un)reliability

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US utilities have traditionally been known for high reliability,…

Solar Lease vs PPA

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What's the difference between a solar lease and a solar PPA? In…

How to Make Your Multi Tenant Buildings More Valuable

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Most apartment complex owners are very limited in what they can…

Energy Efficiency Upgrades Get Even Sweeter

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On December 15, 2017, the unified version of the Tax Cuts and…

Great Parks Need Great Public Safety

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Urban planners and architects go to great effort and expense…

Urban Wind Making a Comeback?

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About 2 years ago, I got a call from a local homeowner asking…

GAO: Climate change now costing U.S. billions

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Climate Changes cost US Tax payers dearly. Could it exceed spending on military?

Managing Energy Costs in Grocery Stores

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Energy costs can account for up to 15 percent of a grocery store’s operating budget.  The US average was roughly $4/SF in 2015.  For example, a 40,000 square foot store might spend $160,000 a year just for electricity.  Because grocery stores’ profit margins are so thin

How to plug those (energy) holes in your building

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Taking an infrared thermograph of an air conditioned building…