Category Archives: LADWP

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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LADWP Increases California Friendly Residential Landscaping Rebate

If this past weekend was any indication, we’re in for a scorcher of a summer. This means potable water will be an extremely precious resource and LADWP is incentivizing customers to conserve water through appropriate landscaping. LADWP is increasing the … 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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LA Coalition Pushes for 20% by 2020

In a city blessed with year round sunshine and plenty of roof space to absorb it, why is only 1% of LA’s electricity being generated by solar? Whatever the excuses may be, we’ve joined a diverse coalition that will not … Continue reading

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LA City Council Set to Approve DWP Rate Hike

They’re at it again.  LADWP is raising electricity rates 11.1% over the next two years, unless the LA City Council votes against the hikes, which they won’t. After internal LADWP approval, endorsement from the LADWP Rate Payer Advocacy Group, and … Continue reading

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Back to the Future: DWP Shuts Down Solar Again

The LADWP solar program has deteriorated into chaos. New applications into LADWP for solar are experiencing over two month delays!  Solar contractors and homeowners are being held captive by the utility.  Until given the go ahead by LADWP, we are … Continue reading

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LADWP Slows Solar in Hottest Summer on Record

The act that granted the right to interconnect solar systems with the power grid is called PURPA.  It was passed by Congress in 1978. Solar Forward installed its first grid-tied solar system in Los Angeles in 2005. Solar is not … Continue reading

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Meaningless Mandates?

From Obama, to Brown, to Villaraigosa, everyone has a plan to wean us off fossil fuels.  Elections are near, but are we any closer to the renewable energy goals mandated by our political leaders? We’re talking the green talk, but … Continue reading

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Edison / LADWP and the stealing of the Sun

Edison is stealing from all new solar customers. If you install a new solar system and you generate power – Edison is not giving you credit for three months. Some or our customers are loosing over $1000.This is unfair and … Continue reading

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Solar and the SO CAL utilities, Edison and LADWP

Edison is stealing from all new solar customers. If you install a new solar system and you generate power – Edison is not giving you credit for three months. Some or our customers are loosing over $1000. This is unfair … Continue reading

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