Dear Counselor: City protects your right to let the sun shine
By Preston Morgan Crossposted from the Davis Enterprise July 24, 2016 Question: I own a house in Davis, and I installed solar panels some years ago. When I put the panels in, my neighbor assured me that he would cooperate in keeping a small patch…
Shade Issues No Problem for This Solar System
July 28, 2016 By Mike Kluk Richard and Linda Allison, their three daughters, and Linda’s mother live in a house on a quiet South Davis cul de sac. With six in the family, power use is going to be relatively high no matter how you…
They Waited Forty Years for Solar to Be Affordable – Now It Is
July 5, 2016 by Mike Kluk Craig Thomsen and Paula Samuelsen looked into the feasibility of installing solar panels when they originally purchased their home in 1988, but at that time it was simply too expensive for their budget. Finally, costs reached a tipping point sometime…
Local Businessman Saves Money by Installing Rooftop Solar
July 1, 2016 By Carla Arango Mike Hart, CEO and Founder of Sierra Energy, is saving thousands of dollars every year since he installed solar panels. His desire to reduce his carbon footprint encouraged him to go solar, but that’s not the only thing he…
Double Up! Davis Solar Campaign Launched
June 10, 2016 COMING SOON: Contractor selection tool! What does a carbon neutral Davis look like? One thing is certain: there will be solar panels on the rooftops! Cool Davis, in close partnership with the City of Davis, launched a community wide campaign to encourage…
Local Family Produces More Energy Than They Consume
June 7, 2016 By Mike Kluk Steve Wheeler, Mimi Kusch, and their daughter Maddy installed a solar array on the roof of their West Davis home in November of 2015 and haven’t looked back since. In fact, they have big plans for the future thanks…
Solar Saves Her Money without Sacrificing Comfort
By Carla Arango May 25, 2016 As a resident of Davis you regularly ride your bike to work or school, shop at the local farmers market, and reduce your shower time – all in an effort to ameliorate the effects of global warming. But with…
Solar is part of a sound investment plan if you do your homework
By Aaron Nitzkin Cross Posted from the Davis Enterprise June 1, 2016. You’re sitting at home, paying bills, catching up on life and your doorbell rings. Who could that be? Yikes, it is another one of those people selling solar telling you that you can…
Solar film, fair teach us how to catch the sun
By Vanessa Errecarte Cross Posted from the Davis Enterprise May 25, 2016. Converting to renewable energy is not an option but a responsibility. At least that’s how Aaron Nitzkin, CEO of local start-up Solar Roof Dynamics, feels about the responsibility we all share to create…
Catch the Sun Davis! Solar Fair & Movie Screening
Have you been noticing shiny new solar panels popping up everywhere in your neighborhood? Interested in learning how you might benefit from a solar rooftop installation? Looking to get an installation done pronto? Maybe you’re a solar pioneer and want to bring a friend or neighbor into…
Eco Hero: Lisa Baker
By Michele Millet Since taking over as the CEO of Yolo County Housing (YCH) in 2006, Lisa Baker has instituted “green” policies and programs that significantly reduced the operational costs of her agency and cost of living expenses for the Yolo County residents her agency…
Per Capita Davis: Solar energy is sizzling in Yolo County
By John Mott-Smith Cross posted from the Davis Enterprise, 2-19-2015 Rooftop solar photovoltaic systems sprouted up on an increasing number of homes throughout Yolo County in 2014. Of course, many, many systems were installed prior to 2004, and it would be interesting to go backwards…
Smart, clean and local energy technologies for Davis
(Cross-posted from the Davis Enterprise by Gerry Braun and Lorenzo Kristov) In their last article, Gerry Braun and Richard McCann summarized energy service options available to Davis, pointing to the benefits of locally accountable energy service delivering clean, low-carbon electricity to Davis residents and businesses….
New Cool Davis Partner: RepowerYolo
August 26, 2016 Chris Soderquist and John Walter have lived in Davis for a combined six decades. Like many Davis residents, Chris and John’s homes are powered by solar panels. Expectedly, their PG&E bills have shrunk significantly; unexpectedly, Chris and John (gladly) field myriad questions…
Council Approves Davis’s PV Ordinance for New Single Family Home Construction
by Alan Pryor On August 26th the Davis City Council passed a new ordinance setting minimum standards for Solar PV on new single family home construction. The Davis Natural Resources Commission approved and forwarded to the Davis City Council a draft ordinance on April 28th. …
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HUGE WIN! Maine just became the 1st state to pass a law requiring divestment from fossil fuels!
Other states should follow suit and ensure their public funds don’t drive the climate crisis.
Divestment goes Maine-stream - Grist
Maine just became the first state in the nation to pass an actual law requiring divestment of public funds from oil, gas, and coal companies.
The City is opening a cooling center today (Wed.) from 1pm to 8 pm located at the Davis Senior Center at 646 A St. Please use the 7th St entrance to the West multipurpose room. The cooling center will remain open through Sat. (daily hours 1 pm to 8 pm). Masks are required.
Tonight's the night! Please register to join (virtually) the next meeting of the Davis Electric Vehicle Association on Wednesday, June 9 at 6:00 p.m. (PDT).
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining.
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: DEVA Meeting June 9, . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.
Meeting of DEVA Happens every other month on the 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 pm
"Hallelujah. A day for celebration! I have a great story to share about how “all of us” ... won and killed the bill AB 1139 that wanted to kill rooftop Solar in California." @aztecsolar @RepowerYolo @SolarCitadel #gosolardavis
Grassroots Coalition Rallied to Keep California a Pro-Solar State - Cool Davis
Hallelujah. A day for celebration! I have a great story to share about how “all of us” won yesterday ...