Category Archives: Solar contractor

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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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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The Solar Forward Roller is Portable, Silent and Fragrance-free!

Anyone who has ever used a gas generator knows three things: they are loud, run out of fuel and smell bad.  Often they don’t work when you need them most! Solar Forward was generating 1,800 Watts all day with this … 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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Plug-in Hybrids: An Electric Step in the Right Direction

If you’re anything like us, you may also feel the end of the world is just around one very hot corner.  Seeing America’s infrastructure snapunder rising temperatures is terrifying. Tailpipe emissions account for one-fifth of worldwide carbon emissions.    Ideally, we … Continue reading

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Demand German Solar Prices

In the golden state, solar is booming with over one gigawatt of rooftop solar installed.  Still, many of us Californians are frustrated with solar – frustrated there is not more of it. We shouldn’t stop at frustration.  We should be … Continue reading

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