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Solar Open House

4 Jun

northridge residential solar installation We’re co-hosting a Solar Open House on June 16th with a homeowner in Northridge and they asked we extend the invitation..
The following is from the homeowner.
“You’re invited to our house for a Solar Party to show off our Solar Electric System. With our panels and energy efficient changes we have managed to get our electric bill to $0.00. We are very excited to share with you how we have done this.

Join us for coffee and bagels as you learn how to use the power of the sun to lower your utility bill. It is easier than you think.

Northridge, CA

Saturday, June 16th
11:00 am
Children are welcome.”

Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 13th
for more details
818 705 3474 or email at contact@ca-green.com

March’s Solar Saturday “Time of Use rates – what utilities and solar companies DON’T want you to know!”

1 Mar

California Green Designs presents Solar Saturdays a series of free seminars hosted at California Green Designs offices in Tarzana the Second Saturday of every month.

Saturday, March 10, 2012, 10:00 AM

“Time of Use rates – what utilities and solar companies DON’T want you to know!”

Come to our Solar Saturday in TARZANA and find out just what a time of use meter (or smart meters) means for you electric rates and usage, And how this really effects solar. Find out on February 11th at 10 am in TARZANA.

Solar Saturdays is a on going series of solar seminars on the Second Saturday of every month.

Meet at 10am for coffee. The presentation starts at 10:15 will last around 45 minutes and we’ll set aside time for questions. Our Energy Specialists are here for you.

Checkout our Facebook Event Page for more details, or call to RSVP at (818) 705 3474

Saturday, March 10, 2012, 10:00 AM

“Time of Use rates – what utilities and solar companies DON’T want you to know!”


California Green Designs
18226 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356
We’re across the street from the Encino Library, the Southwest corner of Nestle and Ventura.
Free Parking in the back of the building.
 
 
 
 
 


February’s Solar Saturday “Are Solar Rebates Still Available?”

31 Jan

California Green Designs presents Solar Saturdays a series of free seminars hosted at California Green Designs offices in Tarzana the Second Saturday of every month.

Saturday, February 11, 2012, 10:00 AM

“Are Solar Rebates Still Available?

Why 2012 is the year to take the plunge.”

Are the Solar Rebates still available in Los Angeles? With the ever growing number of installation in both LADWP and SCE territories, will 2012 be the best year to install? Find out on February 11th at 10 am in TARZANA.

Solar Saturdays is a on going series of solar seminars on the Second Saturday of every month.

Met at 10am for coffee. The presentation starts at 10:15 will last around 45 minutes Have question about solar or the rebates? Our Energy Specialists are here to help.

Checkout our Facebook Event Page for more details, or call to RSVP at (818) 705 3474

Saturday, February 11, 2012, 10:00 AM

Are Solar Rebates Still Available? Why 2012 is the year to take the plunge.

California Green Designs
18226 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356
We’re across the street from the Encino Library, the Southwest corner of Nestle and Ventura.
Free Parking in the back of the building.
 

Missed January’s Solar Saturday? Read the Wrap Up.

LADWP Solar Rebate – Accepting Applications Again

22 Jul

Solar is back in LA! Earlier this year the LADWP solar incentive program was shut down due to overwhelming demand.

From its inception, the demand for solar in LA has been high, this year the LADWP rebate program had been swamped with $112 million in requests for energy rebates, but the program only has $30 million available in the annual budget.  To find a balance between satisfying customer demand and its budget restrictions, the LADWP plans to approve a limited number of current requests and has reduced the incentive levels for new projects. The updated 2011 rebate amount will be cut to $2.20 for every watt installed from the previous rate of $3.24, when it is brought back at the beginning of September.

If you’re interested in going solar, it is highly advisable to take advantage of the new rebate rates this year, as further rebate cuts are expected down the road.

It is reported that LADWP is also considering a feed-in tariff, where residents and businesses could be compensated for excess energy they generate. In Europe, feed-in tariffs have encouraged record solar energy development in Germany, Spain, and other countries in the region. Investor-owned utilities such as SCE have also successfully implemented feed-in tariffs.

With LADWP importing over 40% of its electricity from coal-fired power plants located in other states, the adoption of solar power not only saves the Department money in the long run, but makes the Los Angeles area less dependent on outside sources of electricity, reduces pollution from greenhouse gases that threaten the environment, and stimulates the economy. Just recently, an article entitled U.S., Canada power grids ready for heatwave reminds us of power operator’s concerns about the fossil fuel powered utility grid’s vulnerabilities which could lead to rolling black-outs, although the article did not mention any immediate concern.

In times of greater burden on the existing power lines and generating facilities, those with their own generating capabilities like solar customers, can help their local utility companies in meeting overall energy demand. Isn’t is great that in addition to all the environmental benefits of solar power, this amazing technology can also make the existing power grid more reliable? Even more reason to contact us for a free quote and take the next step towards going solar!

LADWP Rate Hike Scheduled for this Summer

16 Apr

The Los Angeles City Council and LADWP have finally come to an agreement on the rate hike. Effective July 1, LADWP utility users will see a .6 cent hike per kwh on their electric bill. This translate to an average 4.5% increase.

The city council voted to approve the rise on Wednesday, and the LADWP followed suit yesterday afternoon. This increase is scheduled to be reviewed in 3 months time.