Thinking About Leasing Your Solar Power?

Monday, November 03, 2014 by Kim Adelman

Thinking about leasing your solar power? Think again. There’s another way to get solar power with no money down and it comes with a big benefit that leasing doesn’t have: tax credits!   Read More . . .

Small Loan Makes Big Difference for Family in Remote Area of Navajo Nation

Monday, August 25, 2014 by Mark Snyder

Some mornings Nona Schuler would make the teeth-jarring drive along a washboard dirt road from her home on the Navajo Nation to her job in town only to discover when she got there that her earrings didn’t match. Without electricity and lighting, it was often difficult for her to see what she was doing in those early morning hours.   Read More . . .

Warning about Standby Generators

Monday, June 30, 2014 by Mark Snyder

As a fire victim of the 2003 and 2007 San Diego wildfires I am very aware of how important a standby generator is for survival. Our power lines were destroyed in 2003 and again in 2007. We had to operate off generators for several months after both fires.   Read More . . .

Solar Power with Battery Backup Systems

Saturday, June 28, 2014 by Mark Snyder

Installing solar power can be a great way to control your long term utility costs and provide you with peace of mind knowing that you can still power your home or business even if the grid goes down.    Read More . . .

San Diego Gas And Electric Wild Fires Shut Off Power

Monday, May 26, 2014 by Stuart Rodman

SDG&E pre-emptively shuts off power when winds are high in the designated wildfire areas. If power is turned off there are a number of proactive steps homeowners and business owners can take such as install a solar electric power system with battery backup. The solar can be backed up with a generator to provide a hybrid system for all weather conditions.    Read More . . .

Potato Batteries For Off-Grid Communities

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 by Mark Snyder

You can generate electricity with potatoes! Most everyone learns this in elementary school science class, and they have fun with it. Kids love lighting up tiny light bulbs and powering small electronics with potato batteries. It makes for a cool science experiment and a great way to teach kids the concept of generating electricity chemically.   Read More . . .

The Back Story - Plateau Solar Project

Sunday, May 11, 2014 by Mark Snyder

This project was started by a Navajo non-profit, Iina Solutions (see IINA Solutions):   Read More . . .

Reduce or Even Eliminate Your Electric Bill

Friday, April 04, 2014 by Mark Snyder

Energy Efficiency   Read More . . .

The Plateau Solar Project

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 by Mark Snyder

The Plateau Solar Project is a project for Navajo Elders off the grid in rocky remote areas without power, water, or sanitation. The project provides solar electric power, solar thermal power for hot water, solar space heating, and potable water.   Read More . . .

3.6 Minor earthquake shakes inland Southern California

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Mark Snyder

LA HABRA, Calif. (AP) — A minor earthquake has shaken inland Southern California.   Read More . . .