Earth Day has been observed worldwide since 1970. This year it’s more important than ever. Two coordinated events are being held on April 22 in Washington D.C. and in many cities around the nation including Fort Bragg: a March For Science and a Climate Literacy Teach-In. Noyo Food For
When we picked our current property in Mendocino 10 years ago, one feature I really wanted was an open south-facing view, primarily to facilitate later installation of solar panels. With my first system, I had everything on power strips, a super-high efficiency fridge (SunFrost), and
My interest in Residential Solar started 20 years ago, when I bought an off-grid house in the Santa Cruz mountains. Before purchasing, I did a lot of research. It seemed far cheaper to put in solar than run PG&E. I grabbed my Solar Living Catalog, and designed a full-time off grid
We didn’t install a home solar system because it was a brilliant, money-saving investment. True, federal tax credits ease the pain of buying solar outright, and yes, we greatly reduced monthly PG&E costs. We are delighted to escape inevitable per kilowatt rate hikes for decades to
December 2016 Solar is on the rise here in Mendocino County, as evidenced in these recent news stories. Mendocino Historic Review Board Approves Residential Solar in Mendocino Village; First residential solar project installed Are You Ready to Power Your Car With Sunlight? Local resid
December 2016 Dear Friends and Neighbors, Winter has arrived, and–hooray!–it actually feels like a real winter. Despite the chill, we’re feeling grateful that the weather seems to fit the season: a little sun, just enough cold, and plenty of rain. This summer, Mendoc
“We’re going to win this! I am extremely optimistic.” –Al Gore Nobel Laureate and former United States Vice President Al Gore recently gave a TED talk in which he shares his optimism about humanity’s ability to stop climate change. Gore begins by laying o
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