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Solar Lease Resale Home Value – July’s Solar Saturday Topic

13 Jun

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. This month’s topic How to avoid hurting your home’s resale value when adding solar.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

10:00 am Coffee

10:15 am Talk

How to avoid hurting your home’s resale value when adding solar

 

Interested in purchasing a Solar Electricity lease? Whether you’re planning on spending another 2 years or 20 in your current home, keeping mind a lease that would be attractive to future buyers would be in your best interest. Join us for discussion on solar lease resale value at July’s Solar Saturday event.

Other sub-topics discussed will include,

– What is the “Energy Star” equivalent in solar panels?
– When can a solar lease be a big negative?
– Is it safe to own a high voltage power plant?
 
Join us at our offices in TARZANA to further explore the solar lease program, we’ll take you through the details and give you a better understanding of how to best take advantage of solar purchasing options, the highlights  and the pitfalls of what’s available in Los Angeles.  
 
Meet at 10am for coffee. The presentation starts at 10:15 will last around 30 minutes. Our Energy Specialists are here for you.

Checkout our Facebook Event Page for more details,

or call to RSVP at (818) 705 3474

Location: California Green Designs
 
18226 Ventura Blvd., Suite 103, Tarzana, CA
on the corner of Ventura and Nestle, across the street from the Encino/Tarzana LibraryFree Parking at the Back of the Building
 
 
 
 
 


June’s Solar Saturday Walking Tour

23 May

Solar Saturday - Solar and Alternative Building Material Walking Tour

California Green Designs presents Solar Saturdays a series of free seminars hosted by California Green Designs the Second Saturday of every month. After the popularity of last month’s walking tour, we are continuing the trend, and moving the event to a gentle hike at Runyon Canyon.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

10:00 am Meetup

10:15 am Walk

“Solar Saturday Walking Tour Runyon Canyon”

Join us for a hiking tour where we walk and talk solar, we’ll start at the gate on Runyon Canyon Road, and take a beginner’s route. We’ll go over solar in Los Angeles County, point out some viewable installations in the skyline, and answer any questions, our energy specialists are here for you. 

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

Location: Runyon Canyon Road  The northern entrance, off the 7300 block of Mulholland Drive
 
 
 
 
 


May’s Solar Saturday Walking Tour

10 May

Solar Saturday - Solar and Alternative Building Material Walking Tour

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. This month we’re changing things up a little, and moving the event to our booth at Altbuild.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

10:00 am Coffee

10:15 am Walk

 

 

“Solar and Alternative Building Material Walking Tour”

Join us at Altbuild in Santa Monica for a walking tour, we’ll take you through the expo and give you a quick introduction to everything happening for solar and other alternative building materials. Come to our Solar Saturday in SANTA MONICA. on May 12th and learn more.Meet at 10am for coffee. The presentation starts at 10:15 will last around 30 minutes. Our EnergySpecialists are here for you.

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

Location:Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

1855 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90401

on the corner of Pico Blvd. and Main Street

Entrance is Free. Parking is $9.

 
 
 
 
 


April’s Solar Saturday “The New Solar Lease of 2012”

30 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, April 14, 2012, 10:00 AM

“The New Solar Lease of 2012”

The solar lease has taken another turn in early 2012, find out if it can benefit you. Come to our Solar Saturday in TARZANA. on Apr. 14th and learn more. 

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, April 14, 2012, 10:00 AM

“The New Solar Lease of 2012”


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.
 
 
 
 
 


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!