Looting, auto-burglaries, package thieves, assaults, and mischief: things that can go wrong during a multi-day power outage or failure. Whether planned to prevent wildfires by the Utility, or unplanned by earthquake, darkness and melting ice cream could be the least of your problems. Civil unrest is also a possibility. Imagine it, to survive it without
violence or drama.
Last Valentine’s Day (2018), Richard, a homeowner in Martinez, invited me and a SunStor Solar consultant colleague to his home to show him the solar analysis and preliminary design we had prepared. I remember it as one of my favorite solar consultations, thanks to the unexpected presence of his valentine, Dianne. And not just because […]
Over the past few years I considered at least three solar proposals for my house before I was ready for solar. I had even accepted one proposal before canceling it the next day. But it wasn’t until I had also been in the solar industry for a year, myself, that I actually took the first […]
— Might Be the Wrong Question There are many reasons why counting solar modules/panels doesn’t work very well as a tool for comparing one residential solar-electric system to another. Whether evaluating an existing system or a proposed new one, the primary consideration is its electric production in kWhs. How many solar modules are there is […]