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Blog Posts in January, 2015

  • Solar tech paves the way to brighter roads and lower costs

    In the Santa Clarita Valley, we like our well-lit roads, streets and parking lots. It makes us feel safer and makes it easier to get around after sunset. But how much do those fixtures cost us to run? According to the International Dark-Sky Association, the most common street light fixture in America is “the 175 Watt dusk-to-dawn mercury vapor light” (2). The cost of the fixture itself is “$29.95 ...
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  • SCV solar vs. Japan: Who floats to the top?

    Solar panels are popping up all over SCV—whether they be on rooftops, over high school parking lots and even at the Castaic Lake Water Agency. But, there aren’t panels in the lake—yet. Around the world, the current solar installation trend is moving toward placing solar panels on top of bodies of water. Recently, Japanese companies, Kyocera Corp and Century Tokyo Leasing Corp declared that they ...
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  • 2015, Enviable electric cars and SCV solar energy

    The new year is upon us and exciting innovations are happening all over the transportation and technology industries. The up-and-coming brand Hendo Hover just released a video of Tony Hawk testing their fully-functional hover board. Marty McFly would be so stoked! Google is working on a fully-automated, self-driving car, promising to make car accidents a thing of the past. Despite these awesome ...
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  • SunPower-ing past the SCV solar panel competition: Why experts and GC are so invested in the brand

    If you are a follower of the Green Blog at, you know we like to discuss and inform our readers about new innovations in solar technology. We do this because our customers always come first. We think it's important for you to know exactly what’s happening in the world of solar. Many say it isn’t in our best interest to devote attention to upcoming solar technology. Green ...
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