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  • New Study Assesses Consequences of Solar Power on Utility Costs

    New Study Assesses Consequences of Solar Power on Utility Costs

    By Martin Learn, Home Energy Systems As you can imagine, with the rapid growth of solar power, utility companies and Public Utility Commissions are concerned as to what effects they might feel as a result. Various studies have tried to get a handle on what the potential costs and benefits might...

  • 10 Reasons to Generate Your Own Power

    10 Reasons to Generate Your Own Power

    As we take one step closer towards August, we all prepare for the blazing sun, the heat it brings, and in turn, the cranked-up AC. But instead of seeing the sun as an enemy, something to be protected against, there is a way to embrace that solar power and use it to your benefit. When many think...

  • Good News for the Future of Solar

    Good News for the Future of Solar

    By Martin Learn Last April, snipers opened fire at an electrical power station near San Jose, CA and knocked out 17 huge transformers that funnel power to Silicon Valley. To avoid a blackout, power was rerouted to various plants in Silicon Valley that, consequently, had to produce more electricity...

  • CASH REBATES FOR SOLAR IN SAN DIEGO ARE GOING, GOING...ALMOST GONE!

    CASH REBATES FOR SOLAR IN SAN DIEGO ARE GOING, GOING...ALMOST GONE!

    “As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do.” --Zachary Scott By Martin Learn, President, Home Energy Systems Earlier this year, I introduced this column with compelling ways solar electric (PV) systems can help property owners slash energy costs, Earlier...

  • They’re Golden! La Jolla's Torrey Pines Rotary and Timken Museum toast their 50th years

    They’re Golden! La Jolla's Torrey Pines Rotary and Timken Museum toast their 50th years

    By Ashley Mackin Kicking off its 50th anniversary, the Torrey Pines Rotary Club held its first meeting of 2014 on Jan. 8 with a guest appearance by Timken Art Museum Director John Wilson, who noted the Timken is also celebrating 50 years. Opening the meeting with a prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance...

  • A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION WITH MANY HAPPY RETURNS

    A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION WITH MANY HAPPY RETURNS

    Sure as the Sun Rises, More Cash Rebates, 30% Tax Credits and New Power Back-up Systems Bring Powerful ROI to Residential Solar Customers By Martin Learn, President, Home Energy Systems There’s a reason solar is one of San Diego’s fastest-growing industries.  It can help property owners slash energy...

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