We have had a lot of discussion on recent Approved Home Pro radio and TV shows about solar and net metering, so I wanted to break it down to basics. What is Net Energy Metering? Net Energy Metering is a program with the utility company that means when you over produce power from your solar system, the unused kilowatts are stored back in the grid, sort of like a bank account.
On April 1, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown announced the first mandatory water reductions in California's history, mandating a 25% cut to state water use.
Ever wonder what environmental effects construction and remodeling has on the world around us? Our friends at Custom Made created this great infographic outlining a kitchen remodel's impact on the environment, how you can create a sustainable kitchen and some tips for going green.
<<< SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015 on KOGO AM 600 >>> Solar expert Phil Edwards from Jamar Power Systems explains how to get the right size solar system for your needs.
<<< MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015 on SAN DIEGO LIVING >>> Now is the time to go solar! Solar expert Brian Milholland from Milholland Solar & Electric explains how to build up energy credits now through Net Energy Metering to offset expensive utility bills in the summer months.
<<< SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2015 on KOGO AM 600 >>> Milholland Solar & Electric explains Net Energy Metering, the 1-to-1 kilowatt arrangement solar customers can get with the power company, and how it isn't going to always be beneficial to consumers.
<<< SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014 on KOGO AM 600 >>> Don't waste money on a standard pool pump. Javier Payan of Payan Pool Service explains the benefits of variable speed pool pumps.
<<< SATURDAY, SEPT. 13, 2014 on KOGO AM 600 >>> The time to go solar is now. Energy costs are rising, and existing incentives may not be around forever. Take advantage of Milholland Solar & Electric's home energy audit to see how your energy usage breaks down and maximize the effect of solar power on your home.
Chances are, when you open your monthly utility statements, you're witnessing energy costs doubling and even tripling at the height of the season. By spending just a few dollars and doing some simple projects, you can save energy - and significant amounts of money. Here are five fast fixes to help you save energy at home:
<<< MONDAY, AUG. 18, 2014 on SAN DIEGO LIVING >>> Making your own energy is great for the environment, but it also could save you more than $100,000. Milholland Solar & Electric joined The Home Pro Show to talk about why you should take advantage of tax credits, Net Energy Metering and Energy Upgrade California now - before they aren't offered any more.
<<< SATURDAY, AUG. 2, 2014 on KOGO AM 600 >>>Mauzy Heating, Air & Solar teamed up with the HERO Program to offer financing for energy efficient home upgrades.