Real Goods & Quattro Solar Partner to Provide Solar PV

Real Goods & Quattro Solar Partner to Provide Solar PV

Real Goods and Quattro Solar announced today the formation of a strategic partnership to jointly provide grid-tied and off-grid solar PV design, installation, administrative, and maintenance services to homes and small businesses in Northern California. Real Goods will provide the equipment for each solar installation including the PV modules, power inverters, racking, balance of systems components, and storage batteries for off-grid...

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Musings from the Solar Pioneer Party

Musings from the Solar Pioneer Party

Last weekend I attended the very fun and rewarding three-day Solar Pioneer Party in Grass Valley, California. This was the 2nd annual gathering of us “Solar Pioneers,” loosely defined as those of us who have been promoting and selling solar PV since the late 1970s. It was inspiring to say the least to get most of us in the same room at the same time (less those of us who had passed away). Who Are the Solar Pioneers? Jim Cullen...

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John Schaeffer Receives Leadership in Green Power Education Award

John Schaeffer Receives Leadership in Green Power Education Award

At a ceremony in San Francisco today, Real Goods President and Founder John Schaeffer accepted the Green Power Leadership Award for Leadership in Green Power Education from the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) on behalf of himself, the Solar Living Institute, and Real Goods. The annual Green Power Leadership Awards are presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in conjunction with the CRS. The Leadership in Green Power Education...

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Solar Living Center Revival Continues

Solar Living Center Revival Continues

It’s now been one year and nine months since my wife Nantzy and I bought back the Solar Living Center from the Colorado corporation that I sold to back in 2000. As many of you know, the site was looking tired and run down like it needed a good dose of love to return it to its former glory days that it enjoyed from its creation in 1994 until its heyday in early 2000s. I’m happy to report that the transformation is nearly complete!...

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