San Diegans can get up to 100% incentives for Solar Power, Plug-In Vehicles, Energy Storage and Ultra-Efficient Appliances. (And more!)
Community Choice is Here!
Community Choice is coming to electric customers of San Diego County but what is Community Choice and what does it mean for you as a customer? Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a locally run not-for-profit organization that was enabled by the California Legislature in 2002 AB117. The first CCA in San Diego County began operation …
Does your HOA dread architectural applications for solar installations?
You’ve received an architectural application for a rooftop solar installation so what do you do next?
So Now the Board Expects You to Be a Solar Expert?
Your Board just had their monthly meeting and now they expect you to be a solar expert and electrical engineer. Just how many hats can a HOA manager wear? You only need to wear one hat when you have the right solar contractor in your contacts, Makello.
Referrals Are Our Lifeblood!
Just about everyone knows someone that is considering energy upgrades, appliance changes or plug-in vehicles, to save money on energy bills, be prepared for emergencies, and reduce their GHG emissions.
Time to ‘Kick Gas!’ and Clean Up Indoor Air Quality
■ Outsmart the utility, by replacing natural gas appliances!
□ Avoid non-bypassable charges, taxes, fees and Minimum Bill penalties that would normally occur for months of overproduction.
□ Get a larger utility baseline allowance discount for electric Heat Pump Water Heating.
• Add and store Thermal Energy when utility rates are lowest and when solar production is in excess of loads.
• Cool / Dehumidify interior room(s).
• If adding more solar for HPWH, then during a utility blackout, with a battery there is extended autonomy.
□ Gain usable conditioned space in the home, currently valued at $700-$2,000/sq ft in San Diego, when replacing a gas furnace and removing ductwork, in exchange for a heat pump air-conditioner/heater.
□ Reduce air pollutants and carcinogens, indoors and around the house.
□ Reduce fire risk.
Step 7 – Small Residential Energy Storage Rebate Is Open!
New Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) Rebate application for Step 7 – Small Residential Energy Storage funding, becomes available starting Monday, Sept 27, 2021, at a rebate value of $0.15/wH. Caller: “Quick question. I already have solar, so which Battery is right for me? I need an answer ASAP, because SGIP Rebates are back and who …
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Are You In Need of an Energy Upgrades LIFELINE?
Did you know that, whether or not you have an existing solar energy system, you can tap into a combination of up-front incentives, financing, to build up your savings into a 6-Month Emergency Fund and lower monthly costs? Read more about the Energy Upgrades LIFELINE. How it Works Makello performs the Energy Analysis: Site survey. …
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Energy Upgrades LIFELINE 1-2-3
Pandemic stressing out the family finances? Turn your home and vehicle into a clean energy emergency fund! Getting laid-off is stressful even in the best of times. In the midst of a pandemic, job loss and financial surprises can drain your savings account fast. Did you know that whether or not you have an existing …
Our Mission, Vision and Purpose, Since 2010
Extreme competition in the solar industry and falling prices has resulted in poor quality workmanship, electrical problems, roof leaks, gimmicks, and unethical behavior. Who can you trust to upgrade your most valuable asset, your home? Makello aims to fix the broken solar industry with a full-disclosure report by an Ethical Energy Efficiency Expert, and documentation …
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A 6 Month Emergency Fund, Right Now?
Recently, a solar powered homeowner inquired about adding a Level 2 charger for a 2013 Nissan Leaf, typically a $400 installation. Most solar companies would refuse the job due to low profit. Makello rose to the challenge and used our Energy Analysis tool to present an “Energy Upgrades Lifeline” option that improves the homeowner’s cash …
African Americans Concentrated in Diverse Redlined San Diego
Makello is developing GIS services and creating maps useful to the solar power, electric vehicle, and energy storage industries, as well as for our teaming companies, including several non-profit organizations. Maps are an important method for analyzing and presenting data. We will examine redlining and clean-air technology access by the San Diego African American community …
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San Diego Residential Solar: Just How Worthwhile Is It?
The value homeowners realize from having solar panels installed varies from state to state in the U.S. This value is most often measured as a solar payback or investment return. The solar payback period refers to the length of time it takes to realize enough electricity savings from a solar system to pay for the …
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The True Cost of Utilizing Solar in San Diego
There are a lot of variables surrounding the use of a solar power system, and you may have wondered if solar is a better option for your home. While a lot of talk has circulated in regards to the supposed benefits and value of solar, as well as overall function, there is good news for …
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Makello Research Assistant in UCSD ESYS Capstone
I was going into my last quarter of undergrad at UCSD when I started interning at Makello. The internship was part of my Senior Project, and I enjoyed working with a diversely skilled team. I worked with people with experience in many fields including software/electrical engineering, solar installation, non-profit organizations, management experience, and GIS systems …
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