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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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  • Torrey Pines High School football starts Aug. 29 August 28, 2014
    The Torrey Pines varsity football team scrimmaged against San Marcos on Friday, Aug. 22. Their first game is at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. […]
  • Del Mar doctor faces 20 years for selling prescriptions to addicts August 28, 2014
    A Del Mar osteopath who sold painkiller prescriptions to addicts and drug dealers pleaded guilty in federal court Aug. 26 to conspiracy to unlawfully dispense and distribute oxycodone. William Joseph Watson faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced Dec. 8, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Fred Sheppard. The defendant — who had been indicted on […]
  • Teacher thrilled to be back in Carmel Valley as new Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre Coordinator August 28, 2014
    Jeannine Marquie landed her dream teaching job when she began working at Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision in 2007. But when schools were hit by the recession and her position went from full time to part time, the actress-turned-teacher had to relocate to Orange County. Now starting her 18th year as a teacher, Marquie is back in Carmel Valley as the new theate […]