Author Archives: admin

Another Battery Back up System On Line!

A week ago we brought on line a 14 kW solar system with 48 kW-h of battery back up storage. This homeowner can be off grid for years at a time with little or no interaction with the utility. As … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Another Battery Back up System On Line!

Solar Santa Monica Initiative Wins Climate Protection Award At U.S. Mayors’ Conference

SANTA MONICA MIRROR Olympic Studios Apartments uses solar panels to generate electricity for common area loads such as lobbies, laundry, and garages. The US Conference of Mayors honored Santa Monica with a US Mayors’ Climate Protection Award for its successful … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Solar Santa Monica Initiative Wins Climate Protection Award At U.S. Mayors’ Conference

Tesla Ventures Into Solar Power Storage for Home and Business

By DIANE CARDWELLMAY 1, 2015 In recent years, the fast-growing popularity of solar panels has intensified a central challenge: how to use the sun’s energy when it isn’t shining. Now, Tesla Motors, the maker of luxury electric sedans, says it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tesla Ventures Into Solar Power Storage for Home and Business

California Governor Orders New Target for Emissions Cuts

By ADAM NAGOURNEY APRIL 29, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order Wednesday sharply ramping up this state’s already ambitious program aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, saying it was critical to address “an ever-growing threat” … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on California Governor Orders New Target for Emissions Cuts

Solar Power Battle Puts Hawaii at Forefront of Worldwide Changes

HONOLULU — Allan Akamine has looked all around the winding, palm tree-lined cul-de-sacs of his suburban neighborhood in Mililani here on Oahu and, with an equal mix of frustration and bemusement, seen roof after roof bearing solar panels. Mr. Akamine, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Solar Power Battle Puts Hawaii at Forefront of Worldwide Changes

Solar Forward Wins Sunpower Intelegant Award 2015

Solar Forward has received the SunPower “Commercial National Intelegant Award” for a commercial solar photovoltaic project commissioned in 2014. We won this national award for an installation of a 33kW solar power system on the roof of a private sound … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Solar Forward Wins Sunpower Intelegant Award 2015

St. Andrew’s Celebrates Solar Sunday

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Mar Vista recently celebrated a huge milestone in their efforts to reduce their environmental impact. On Sunday February 16th, they held their “Solar Sunday” event, an afternoon filled with great food, tours of the facility’s … Continue reading

Posted in church, clean energy, climate change, community, conservation, electricity, energy, fossil fuels, green, Green energy, grid, los angeles solar, panel installer, photovoltaic, renewable energy, Solar, solar electric, solar energy, solar forward, solar incentive, Solar Los Angeles, solar panel, solar panel contractor, solar panel installer, solar panels, sun, sustainability, utilities, utility | Comments Off on St. Andrew’s Celebrates Solar Sunday

Go Solar, Defeat Terrorism?

Will installing solar panels on your home make you more secure against terrorist attacks on utilities? We think your own personal solar system may be your best asset and your best defense. The security of our national electrical grid has … Continue reading

Posted in battery back-up, clean energy, electricity, energy, green, Green energy, grid, news, no electricity, PG&E, power outage, renewable energy, Solar, solar electric, solar energy, solar panel, solar panels, sun, sustainability, sustainable, utilities, utility | Comments Off on Go Solar, Defeat Terrorism?

Lighting Up Lincoln, Part 2

A few months back, we introduced you to Evan Meyer’s Beautify Lincoln project, a volunteer funded effort to make Santa Monica’s Lincoln Boulevard vibrant through art and community. We were interested in using our solar expertise to become involved, and … Continue reading

Posted in art, artwork, clean energy, community, custom, custom project, electricity, energy, green, Green energy, Lincoln Blvd, Lincoln Boulevard, local business, painting, panel installer, photovoltaic, renewable energy, roof, santa monica, shop local, Solar contractor, solar electric, solar energy, solar forward, solar panel contractor, solar panel installer, solar panels, sun | Comments Off on Lighting Up Lincoln, Part 2

Oil spills…earthquakes…jellyfish?

There are many risks associated with conventional sources of energy, but who knew they came in such a squishy form? This past week, nuclear engineers in Sweden were dealing with a problem they probably didn’t study in their “Fundamentals of … Continue reading

Posted in clean energy, cleaning, electricity, energy, fossil fuels, fracking, green, Green energy, los angeles solar, New York Times, news, no electricity, nuclear, NY Times, photovoltaic, power, power outage, renewable energy, Solar, solar electric, solar energy, solar panel, solar panels, utilities, utility | Comments Off on Oil spills…earthquakes…jellyfish?