Category Archives: PV

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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Put Out the Fire. Go Solar.

After reading this riveting first hand account of the Doce fire in Arizona, it’s impossible to deny Mother Nature is a strong force to be reckoned with. The Southwest is the hottest on a planet that is measurably hotter.  We … 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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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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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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More SunPower Than Ever Before

Deserts may look barren to the untrained eye, yet as California’s Antelope Valley proves, they’re a fertile breeding ground for solar. Last Friday, Mark and Andrew took a trip out to what will be the world’s largest solar power plant. … Continue reading

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Out With the Old, In With SunPower

Not all solar systems are created equal! We’re currently removing a defective solar system for a client and replacing it with a high quality SunPower solar system with a full 25 year warranty. The old solar system is comprised of … Continue reading

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Solar Pinball

Combine solar permitting bureaucracy and a no nonsense Solar Forward employee, and the result is a frustrated (and illustrating) work of art.  See creation above. Gaining a permit may be the most cumbersome step involved in solar.  As city departments … Continue reading

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