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California Solar Electric Company in Grass Valley is installing 37.6 kW of solar power at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City. California Solar is installing the system using SunPower’s 470 watt panels, which utilize the latest and most efficient technology in the industry. Due...

Remember Keystone XL, America’s favorite zombie pipeline? TransCanada’s long-resisted pipeline, intended to carry crude tar sand oil from Canada to Steele City, Nebraska, has been in the works since 2008, but construction still hasn’t started. The project continues to be hit with protests, lawsuits, and seemingly endless postponements. Activists are...

California Solar is excited to offer the MPOWER PACE program that has recently arrived in Nevada County. This new financing option opens the door for more Nevada County residents to achieve energy independence and save money at the same time.
“At California Solar, we are always looking for the best solar financing options for our customers and we’ve been waiting for MPOWER to come to Nevada County for a long time. Not only is it a great option for using alternative energy to save money, but the people who work at MPOWER are dedicated to the utmost service and education throughout the entire loan process. It’s a great way to help people OWN their power instead of just renting it.” - Rob Totoonchie, Residential Sales Manager

In support of the Oceti Sakowin water protector camp next to the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, California Solar Electric Company built a mobile solar power station. Designed and constructed by the California Solar team, solar installer Laura Parkes attended the fundraising event November 19 at the Grass Valley Elks Lodge. This event was held to raise funds for those opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

Join Cal-Solar for a Step by Step Introduction to planning and implementing an off-grid residential solar system. California Solar Electric Company is often asked many questions about designing, installing and operating off grid solar systems. In response to this, we are offering a two-day workshop on planning and implementing an off grid residential solar system on October 15 and 16, 2016 at our 149 Main Street facility in Grass Valley. Workshop hours are from 9am to 3pm on Saturday and from 10 am to 1pm on Sunday. Registration is $150 and space is limited. Pre-register and save your space with a $50 deposit today by calling (530) 274-3671. This Off-Grid Workshop provides an introduction to system design and maintenance. Attendees will leave with a solid understanding of the factors of design, as well as ongoing maintenance of off grid power stations. Take your power back—learn how to use the sun’s energy to go off-grid.