Tag Archives: Solar energy

Be a Solar Advocate: Host a Solar Party

23 Apr

Have you given any thought to Going Solar? Perhaps you’ve even gotten a few quotes, maybe even have a solar installation. We all want to see more people going solar, become one of our Solar Advocates and encourage your neighbors and friends to also consider what solar can do for them. The new solar pricing structures make solar much more affordable for the average homeowner, and if anyone at your party has solar installed, we’ll give you a generous referral fee.

Solar Party

Hosting a solar party is one of the best ways of spreading the news, host a solar party at your home, school, church anywhere you like. We’ll bring some wine and cheese, set everything up and print/email invitation, all you to do is invite everyone over, we’ll even give a check for $250 just for hosting.

Invite your friends over and Host a Solar Party, learn more about Solar Energy, and earn a little money either for yourself or for your school, church or other venue.

Lease or buy? Roof or ground? What about shading? Spend the afternoon getting to know everything and anything involved in a solar installation from our Energy Consultants.

We’ll create an invitation, provide some wine and cheese and everything else that comes with it from water, to silverware to tables and covers, etc…

Just for hosting a party, we will give you or the venue $250 (the party should have a minimum of 5 interested household attending).

PLUS for every sale generated from your party we will also give you or donate to the venue a generous referral fee.

Ready to set up your Solar Party? Call us at (818) 705 3474. Or email us atcontact@ca-green.com.

New in 2012: Solar Saturdays

9 Jan

California Green Designs is proud to present Solar Saturdays a new series of free seminars hosted at California Green Designs offices in Tarzana the second Saturday of every month.

Saturday, January 14, 2012, 10:00 AM

Free Solar: “$0 Down Solar – Are the radio ads real, or is it a scam?”

Come to our Solar Saturday in SFV on Jan. 14 at 10am and find out what all talk about Free Solar, the frequent topic of solar ads flooding the air waves of California, are they real? Is there a catch?.

This is the first of our ongoing series of free seminars on solar.

The presentation will last around 45 minutes We’ll also provide some refreshments and set aside some time for Q & A, have question about solar? Our Energy Specialists are here to answer them.

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

Saturday, January 14, 2012, 10:00 AM

Free Solar: “$0 Down Solar – Are the radio ads real, or is it a scam?”

California Green Designs
18226 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA
We’re across the street from the Encino Library, the corner of Nestle and Ventura.
 
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 Next Month: “Are there Still Solar Rebates in LA?”

Be a Solar Advocate: Refer-a-Friend

16 Sep

Have you given any thought to Going Solar? Perhaps you’ve even gotten a few quotes, maybe even have a solar installation. We all want to see more people going solar, become one of our Solar Advocates and encourage your neighbors and friends to also consider what solar can do for them. If anyone signs up we’ll give you a generous referral fee.

Here’s 4 ways to Spread the Word

1. Host a Solar Party –  This is one of the best ways of spreading the news, host a solar party at your home, school, church anywhere you like. We’ll bring some wine and cheese, set everything up and print/email invitation, all you to do is invite everyone over, we’ll even give a check for $250 just for hosting. See below for more details.

2. Talk to your Friends and Neighbors  –  Why not spread your knowledge, and let your friends take advantage? If anyone signs up we’ll give you a generous referral fee.

3. Fan us on Facebook  – Show solar and us your support, and click Like.

4. Write us a Review  – Did you have a good experience with us? We’d love a review on Yelp or Find-Solar.org, or Both!

Solar Party Details

Invite your friends over and Host a Solar Party, learn more about Solar Energy, and earn a little money either for yourself or for your school, church or other venue.

Lease or buy? Roof or ground? What about shading? Spend the afternoon getting to know everything and anything involved in a solar installation from our Energy Consultants.

We’ll create an invitation, provide the wine and cheese and everything that comes with it from water, to silverware to tables and covers, etc…

Just for hosting a party, we will give you or the venue $250 (the party should ideally have a minimum of 5 interested parties attending).

PLUS for every sale generated from your party we will also give you or donate to the venue $1000.

Ready to set up your Solar Party? Call us at (818) 705 3474. Or email us at contact@ca-green.com.

CAGD Celebrates Earth Day

20 Apr

As this year’s Earth Day celebration approaches (mark your calendars for this Friday, April 22nd), we’d like to reflect on the truly beneficial aspects of what we do as a solar company.  Each day, we enable people living in our communities to take advantage of solar energy and in so doing, we help improve the world we live in. The sun is a truly amazing resource – it sustains life on our planet by keeping temperatures moderate, it gives light, allows crops and plants to grow and among other things, its energy can be converted to electricity which has powered the improvement in the standard of living since Thomas Edison invented the incandescent light bulb.

As a company which specializes in helping people take advantage of solar photovoltaic energy, we get excited about Earth Day. On April 21st, we’ll be at the Earth Day Celebration at the prestigious Fox Plaza building. Located at 2121 Avenue of the Stars in Century City the event will be a great opportunity to meet and talk to people about green issues.

Just last month, an inspirational article written by prominent technology author and entrepreneur Ramez Naam in Scientific American magazine again highlights the really important benefits of solar energy, which is becoming ever more affordable and competitive with conventional fossil fuel energy sources. The Article can be seen at http://http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=smaller-cheaper-faster-does-moores-2011-03-15

To quote Ramez “If humanity could capture one tenth of one percent of the solar energy striking the earth – one part in one thousand – we would have access to six times as much energy as we consume in all forms today, with almost no greenhouse gas emissions.”

In the article, with data provided by the Department of Energy’s  National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the author goes on to explain that the trend of falling PV module costs has followed an exponential pattern over the past 30 years. The trend follows the famous “Moore’s law” trend seen in computer chip technology, only instead of doubling capacity every 18 months, “Solar Module Moore’s Law” explains the roughly 7% price drop of modules each year.

The author goes on to explain that since retail electricity prices are currently rising by a few percent each year, by 2018, the cost of solar electricity in the average location in the U.S. will cost the same as electricity produced from coal. By 2030, the author says, solar electricity is likely to cost half the cost of coal electricity. A typical solar module with a 20 year life span is estimated to produce about 7-10 times more energy than that which is required to manufacture it and solar technology represents a green power source with virtually no carbon emissions.

That’s good news for the world.

Happy Earth Day From All of Us at CAGD!

Earth Heart

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. 
Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” 
Margaret Mead

Solar at the Oxnard Earth Day Festival this Saturday

8 Apr

Join in the celebration this weekend for the City of Oxnard’s 20th annual Earth Day Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Plaza Park. Admission is freeCalifornia Green Designs will be there to promote solar energy and to answer questions homeowners have about going green.

Our booth is a great experience for kids and the community alike. It will feature an actual full-size solar panel connected to a racking system and an inverter. We also have large poster-sized photos of solar panels on buildings, farms, and homes, all located right here in Southern California.

Stop by and grab a bumper stickers that say “Solar Power to the People” or flyers educating homeowners on the benefits of installing solar panels, energy conservation, and Green Tips.

It is up to you to be environmentally conscious, and you’ll find lots of ways of doing so at this interactive family event. Featuring hands-on events activities, live music, and stilt walkers.

Plaza Park is at the corner of Fifth and C streets in downtown Oxnard. Admission is free. Parking will be available at the parking structure at the corner of Third and B streets. For more information, call 385-7928 or visit OxnardNews.org.

Help save the Earth, “It’s up to you”.

 

Solar at AltCar in Santa Monica this weekend

30 Sep

Come by and visit our booth at AltCar in Santa Monica, CA this Friday & Saturday. Its another exciting show this year, featuring the new green technology in transportation.

It’s Free Admission and you can even get in the cars and DRIVE, and plus find out everything and anything you ever wanted to know about solar, but couldn’t find an expert to ask.

Friday and Saturday, October 1st & 2nd 10am to 5pm.
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Parking $9, free bike valet

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Solar at the Farmers Market Plaza

27 Aug

Come by and visit CAGD’s booth this Saturday, August 28th, at the Farmer’s Market Plaza from 9am to 6pm for the “Health and Wellness Fair”. We’ll be there talking about the latest solar advantages, the new prices, where the rebate is now, and what a solar electric system can do for your home.

Join us this Sunday at Warner Center

5 Aug

Guaranteed to be one of the biggest summer events at Warner Park!

On Sunday, August 8th, starting at 4:00 the Health & Environmental Awareness Expo will feature wellness companies and environmental organizations providing information, products and services including California Green Designs’ Solar design & integration.

This second annual health event will also feature entertainment by The Music of ABBA. Come by, stop by our booth near the playground, and talk to our rep Shay to learn more about the great benefits of solar power for your home or business.

Solar at AltBuild

6 May

California Green Designs will be in Santa Monica tomorrow for another great event the AltBuild, a show that highlights the Alternative Building movement, Altbuild is in its 7th annual year, and has another exciting line up of exhibitors,  speakers, and a tour of LEED buildings. Visit our booth #83 and learn about custom solar solutions for your home, including our recent additions Made in America solar panels, and the Solution for Partially Shaded Roofs, the microinverter.

Friday & Saturday May 7th &8th
10am to 5pm
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

Free Admission

$8 to park,

Free Bike Valet is back

There are also a series of lectures and panels, talks on Friday will focus on issues concerning LEED, whereas Saturday will focus specifically on sustainability.The show will also feature a demonstration area and Hennessey + Ingalls Art and Architecture bookstore will host several author book signings.

Some of the Green Products and Services at this year’s AltBuild include:

  • Solar Installers
  • Wind Turbines
  • Financing “Green” Real Estate
  • Contractors & Engineers
  • Waste Water Systems
  • Native Planting & Landscaping
  • Air Quality Testing
  • Cisterns, Graywater & Home‐Garden Drip Irrigation Systems
  • Energy Auditors
  • Sustainable Remodeling & Adaptive Re‐Use
  • Municipalities with Sustainability
  • Green Living Workshops
  • Energy Experts
  • Rebates & Green Initiatives
  • Green Roofs
  • Sustainable Paints & Finishes
  • Windows & Insulation

Unable to attend, but still interested in learning more about solar, fill in a form online for a free site evaluation.

Celebrate the Earth

22 Apr

Happy Earth Day!

Celebrate the Earth with us this weekend at Earth Day Events.

We’ll be in Pasadena on Saturday, April 24th for the Earth Day and Family Arts Festival. Festivities start at 10am and run til 4pm at the Memorial Park  & The Armory Center for th e Arts. It’s Free to attend and earth-friendly fun for the whole family.

Live music, dancing, an interactive drum circle, and earth friendly art projects for kids, plus the Armory Center will open its doors for special exhibits and film screenings and CIRCLE will lead a guiding bicycle tour of the city’s green projects at 11am.

We’ll have a booth at the expo portion of the event along side other elements of green construction, hybrid cars, organic foods and environmentally-friendly products.