Benefits of All Electric and Zero Net Energy Homes

April 2, 2018

By John Matheny. When building a new home or doing a major remodel, an important consideration is how it will be heated and cooled, and which appliances to use. Natural gas for ambient and water heating has long been accepted as most efficient and cost effective, but is now changing due to advances in technology. … Continued [Read more]


Local Financing Options for Affordable Solar

March 26, 2018

by John Matheny. If you think powering your home or business with solar is beyond your reach, there are easily accessible programs that can make it very affordable. Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP) is a program that allows Sonoma County property owners to finance clean energy projects. In most cases, people who use SCEIP … Continued [Read more]


Solar Works Blog

The High Cost of Delaying a Solar Installation

March 12, 2018

by John Matheny. Every day you don’t have solar is another day you are paying too much for electricity. Over the past 18 years, there have been leaps and bounds in the field of grid-tied solar. No longer in the realm of early adopters, grid-tied solar-powered electricity is a proven technology and investment. Too often … Continued [Read more]


Daily Acts Sonoma County

Better Together – Our Partners Make us Stronger!

January 30, 2018

Join Solar Works, Daily Acts and the Sonoma County Energy Independence Program February 13 in Cotati for an interactive solar workshop – and learn how we can work together for a more resilient Sonoma County. Solar Works has been a thriving Sonoma County business since 1986, with local owners and long-time staff. We love being … Continued [Read more]


Barnapple Farm & Solar Works

Going Solar is Affordable and Easy

January 11, 2018

Do you want to go solar but think it’s too expensive or the process too difficult? Good news! Solar power for your home, farm or business is both affordable and easy. Join us for an interactive workshop and learn the “whys” and “hows” of solar installation, including local financing options. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 6:30 … Continued [Read more]


Bay Area Rapid Transit Commits to a Future Powered by Wind & Solar

January 4, 2018

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), the public transportation system of the San Francisco Bay Area, is moving forward on plans to source the majority of its electricity supply from renewables. The BART Board of Directors approved two 20-year renewable-energy power purchase agreements this week. “These agreements will ensure the District gets a majority of its electricity supply … Continued [Read more]


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