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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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State of the Art Backup Power Installed

Yesterday we installed a state of the art SMA TL inverter with Emergency Backup power! This allows for appliances to be used even when the power is out. All you have to do is flip the switch below the inverter … Continue reading

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Electric Vehicles Leading the Pack

With top notch electrical vehicles out on the market, the term gas guzzler might become a thing of the past. Consumer Reports just rated the Tesla Model S with the highest score ever, 99 out of 100. Electrical vehicles are … Continue reading

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