Man scams East Bay woman out of $350K after installing solar panels in her home

Judge gavel, scales of justice and law books in court. (Brian A. Jackson/South Florida Sun Sentinel) (KRON) — A man has been convicted of scamming an elderly woman with dementia out of more than $350,000, Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price said Monday. The man installed solar panels in the victim’s home before gaining her […]

See Inside a Startup’s $279,000, Solar-Powered Tiny Home ADU

Angle down icon An icon in the shape of an angle pointing down. San Francisco-based startup Cosmic is selling 100 prefab ADUs starting at $279,000 each in hopes of using the profit and a recent funding round to improve its manufacturing process and decrease the cost of its tiny homes. Cosmic San Francisco startup Cosmic […]

Best Solar Companies In Tampa, FL Of 2024 – Forbes Home

Multiple elements are worth considering when determining which of the 580 Tampa solar installation companies is best for your home. Knowing if the size of your property is around 1,686 square feet—the median for the Tampa metro area—will help you determine how many panels you need. Here are a number of other factors to keep […]

Best Solar Panel Installation Companies in San Francisco

San Francisco residents face some of the highest electricity bills in the US — in fact, energy costs for San Franciscans were 86.2% higher than the national average in September 2023, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. To tamp down some of these rising costs, it’s worth considering if going solar is the […]

Are solar panels a good investment? New Berkeley study offers an answer

Alternatives employee Tony Chang installs no-cost solar panels on the rooftop of a low-income household on October 19, 2023 in Pomona, California. GRID Alternatives has installed no-cost solar for over 29,000 low-income households located in underserved communities. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Solar power panels have long seemed an appealing option in California, a state […]

Rooftop solar and batteries remain valuable investments

Gen Nashimoto, of Luminalt, installs solar panels in Hayward, Calif., on April 29, 2020. California air regulators are set to approve an ambitious plan for the state to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. Doing so will require a rapid transition away from oil and gas and toward renewable energy to power everything from cars to […]

How Solar Storms That Bring Northern Lights Can Also Cause Tech Chaos

“If you can imagine a space weather storm strong enough to knock out power from New York down to the Carolinas for weeks, that’s not ‘a bad day’ anymore. That’s a national security risk,” said Bryan Brasher, Project Manager at the Space Weather Prediction Center for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA.) Brasher works […]