Bypass Hurdles with the HOA and Landlord

Homeowners or tenants in HOAs, apartment dwellers and condo owners are often discouraged from energy upgrades like solar panels, Plug-In Vehicle charging, LED lighting and energy storage.  With a little research, anyone can take steps towards energy independence. California’s “Solar Rights Act” defends your right to produce power in California.  The HOA may restrict, deny …

VW’s Microbus EV Redemption

When Ferdinand Piëch was in charge of Volkswagen, the company was an empire in the automotive industry. ​Their ambition and pursuit of engineering perfection was beyond the world’s imagination. Times, however, have changed. ​ When Ferdinand Piëch was in charge of Volkswagen, the company was an empire in the automotive industry. They purchased Rolls Royce just to …

Dirty Little Secrets of the Solar Industry

The solar industry is in extreme competition with narrow margins.  Companies cut corners in workmanship quality and balance of system, to match lowest bids, while salespeople oversize systems to maximize commissions.  Whether you buy too much, or compromise the waterproofing to get to the lowest cost/watt, either way, you’re all wet.  Makello has a better …