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New Study Assesses Consequences of Solar Power on Utility Costs

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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 be, but the results [...]

10 Reasons to Generate Your Own Power

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By Martin Learn, Home Energy Systems 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 [...]

Good News for the Future of Solar

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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 to compensate. This lasted for 27 [...]

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

The energy-savvy couple owning this Del Sur home earned $16,131 in incentives and is saving 124% monthly by powering their home & electric vehicle (EV) with solar.

“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, improve property values and qualify for solar tax [...]

A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION WITH MANY HAPPY RETURNS

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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 costs, improve property values and qualify for [...]

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  • Del Mar couple to present program about Bhutan at Solana Beach Library September 1, 2014
    Join cultural anthropologist and photographer Roger Harmon and his wife, Nancy, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Solana Beach Library for a free presentation of their travels to Bhutan through slides and artifacts. […]
  • Carmel Valley Boy Scouts climb Mount Whitney September 1, 2014
    Several boys from Boy Scout Troop 765 (Carmel Valley) made the climb to the tallest peak in the contiguous 48 states this summer. They spent the summer hiking the tallest peaks of Southern California, preparing for their hike of Mount Whitney. These peaks included Mount Baldy, Mount San Jacinto, and Mount San Gorgonio. The boys made the 22-mile round-trip tr […]
  • Multimillion-dollar renovation complete at Hilton San Diego Del Mar September 1, 2014
    Hilton San Diego Del Mar announces the completion of its multimillion-dollar renovation. Funded by Wheelock Street Capital and Sage Hospitality, the hotel’s completed renovation includes the lobby, business center, fitness center, restaurant, meeting spaces and all 257 guest rooms. “This renovation has truly transformed the Hilton San Diego Del Mar property, […]