Tell Public Utility Commission: We Need Equitable Electricity Rates that Encourage Conservation

Tell Public Utility Commission: We Need Equitable Electricity Rates that Encourage Conservation
On Thursday, the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) has a vote on Item 43, which could change residential electricity rates. They need to hear from us: don’t take us backwards! Item 43 will raise rates on 90% of customers, give a big break to the biggest energy hogs, and slow solar adoption. We need rates… Read more »

Myths and Truths About Going Solar, Presented by Transition Berkeley, 8/21/13

Myths and Truths About Going Solar, Presented by Transition Berkeley, 8/21/13
Is now a good time to go solar? There are many myths and misconceptions when it comes to the decision to invest in solar panels on your residential roof top. Transition Berkeley is hosting a panel of experts to discuss and clear up common questions surrounding the deployment of solar technology for residential use. Questions… Read more »

BrightCurrent Solar Seminar at our Store, Sunday, 4/28/13

BrightCurrent Solar Seminar at our Store, Sunday, 4/28/13
BrightCurrent educators will be at the Ecology Center to give a talk on the different options homeowners have when considering solar. BrightCurrent is an education and community outreach company whose mission is to help people save money with clean energy by having approved solar installation companies compete for your business. From now until May 31st,… Read more »

Solar Science Day Camp! Ecology Center Members Save $20

Solar Science Day Camp! Ecology Center Members Save $20
This summer, the Ecology Center is co-sponsoring a very special day camp: Solar Science Week at Sarah’s Science Camp! It takes place August 20 – 24 in Berkeley (Tilden Regional Park) and Oakland (Roberts Regional Park). Each day, campers make and take home fun solar science projects. Campers get to make a solar-cell spin-art turntable,… Read more »

Free Solar Assessments from SmartSolar

Free Solar Assessments from SmartSolar
The sun is out! Think of all that clean, renewable energy you could be capturing with your roof… “Announcing Free Solar Assessments and Residential Energy Audit Reimbursements offered by CESC’s SmartSolar Program! SmartSolar is a free, non-profit solar education and advising program for East Bay residential and commercial PG&E customers provided by Community Energy Services… Read more »