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Blog Posts in 2015

  • 5 Facts About PG&E's New Net Energy Metering (NEM) 2.0 Proposal

    PG&E is proposing some changes to how they treat the solar user. They are hoping to increase the costs of using solar as an alternative option to the services they provide. PG&E wants to now charge an additional Interconnection Fee or “Application & Study Fee” Currently there is no fee to have your home solar array to be turned on and tied in with the PG&E grid. This new proposed fee may vary ...
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  • Your Solar Benefits Are Being Threatened

    Your solar benefits are being threatened. Please, send the letter below to your local Assemblyman and Senator. “Dear Assembly Member (Or Senator) ____, I am writing to you because I am extremely concerned about the security of solar within our district. The proposed change in how the utility companies treat solar companies, and solar users, will greatly affect not only the current job growth but ...
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  • Cal Fire Lookout Tower is Going Solar

    Chico, Calif. – Alternative Energy Systems, Inc. (AES), Northern California’s premier solar energy provider, donated solar panels to be utilized at a fire lookout tower. The energy produced will power a remote fire detection camera that monitors the surrounding area. In the early 2000’s budget cuts eliminated summer staffing at CAL FIRE lookouts. BARE on the Ridge, a local nonprofit has raised ...
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  • SunPower by Alternative Energy Systems Wins National Awards

    SunPower by Alternative Energy Systems Wins SunPower 2014 “Commercial National Dealer of the Year” and “Commercial Regional Top Producer of the Year” Awards CHICO, Calif. – SunPower by Alternative Energy Systems, a Chico-based solar installer and SunPower Commercial Dealer, has received the SunPower “Commercial National Dealer of the Year” and “Commercial Regional Top Producer of the Year” awards ...
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