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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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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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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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Why kick back gifts and cash for solar?

What could a solar company offer you to sweeten the deal?  How about throwing in an iPad or cash gift for signing a lease contract? The Solar market out there is competitive.  And with competition comes sneaky marketing. Incentives like … Continue reading

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Utilities Fade in the Sun

Back in 1880 a new company called AT&T grew out of the work of Alexander Graham Bell. For almost 100 years it maintained a monopoly over telephonic communication lines until the federal government used antitrust laws to break up AT&T. … Continue reading

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Net Metering is fair for everyone!

Shop Local… for Energy You have heard the term “buy local”, but we’re not talking about vegetables this time.Like locally grown carrots, solar energy produced by your neighbor is far more efficient when you cut out the economic and environmental … Continue reading

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New Solar Forward Van

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Utilities melt in the Sun, just like…

Utilities melt in the Sun, just like, vampires. Imagine a new TV show: Those who walk during the day gathering energy from the sun and those who are willing to live forever with policies that keep solar energy in the … Continue reading

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LADWP is lost in the sun

To LADWP, RE; RES # 1065430 Muhl 13858 Weddington St This job has been in the hands of LADWP since 2010. The job passed LADBS final in March 2011. The paperwork has been lost by three departments at various stages … Continue reading

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Sungevity: Alien Solar Invader

Sungevity is an alien solar space ship invading our town. Sungevity is spending an estimated $250,000 in advertising in Los Angeles this month. They are like aliens flying their space ship over Los Angeles and sucking the solar rebate money … Continue reading

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