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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 mixing studio...

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...

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 always been a concern. Last...

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 as...

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 Nuclear...

Utility Customers Outraged Over Possible Fee To Cope With Revenue Loss From Popular Solar Panels

The relationship between some utility companies and solar customers has gone from lukewarm to downright hostile. A state bill is working its way through the Legislature that would charge customers (not just solar customers) with a $10/month fee to make up for revenue...

Panel Cleaning System

This is a panel cleaning system we saw at Intersolar 2013. Your panels will be clean and shiny, but surprise surprise, it’s more expensive than the panel itself.And it has lots of moving parts so it probably won’t last as long as our 25 year warranty...

Shutting Down Nuclear, Powering Up Solar

The mistake of trying to fix fifty year old nuclear technology is going to cost us over $2 billion. That is enough to pay for over 100,000 home solar systems or rebates for 1,000,000 homes that enable a five year break even point. That is more power than San Onofre...

Outages More Likely with Climate Change

With more energy breakdowns in our future, now is the time to consider a battery backup system or a new SMA inverter with an emergency backup circuit.  Solar Forward is the most experienced installer of reliable grid interactive power systems in Southern...