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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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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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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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Wars Over Sunshine

Seems there is no common ground on sunshine between the world’s largest economies. Trade wars were the foundation of our own independence when we protested a British tax on tea. Now China, Europe, and the USA have mutable trade wars … 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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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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No Worries with SunPower

Other solar installers may be left shaking after this New York Times article, but we’re staying totally calm and collected. In the 100,000 panels we have installed not one of them has failed to perform. In fact, every Solar Forward … Continue reading

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Thank you LA City Council!

LADWP has been given the go ahead to start the solar program on Sept 1, 2011. We think this was the right decision. The council made several points that Solar Forward and the Los Angeles solar community will follow up … Continue reading

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