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[moved] SOLAR LEASING INFO PRESENTATION

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moongraphic
Fri Apr 13 2012, 10:01AM Email Thread Print View

deenibeeni
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Big Bear Alternative Energy Group

The Big Bear Alternative Energy Group will hear presentations by solar installers who want to work with Valley residents to make solar power accessible and affordable through leasing and/or purchase. The first one-hour presentation will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge. The meeting is for informational purposes only. There is no charge to attend the meeting, and by attending you will be under no obligation to join the group or to purchase or lease solar power. There will be a question-answer period afterward. For more information or to RSVP, please contact BBAEGroup©gmail.com.f

In 2008 I attended the meeting held by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to hear arguments against a 24% rate increase that had been proposed by Bear Valley Electric (BVE). Many residents attended that meeting and put forth eloquent and strenuous arguments against the rate hike. Nevertheless, an increase of 19% over five years was approved on the strength of BVE's claim that they had to make up for not having raised rates in a decade--and despite the fact that its parent company, American States Water, is a publicly traded and very profitable company.

Since the PUC approved that rate increase, BVE has gotten another "temporary" rate increase, which has yet to be implemented, to cover costs incurred during winter storms in 2010. Now they want yet another 7.9%, effective in 2013.

I have started the Big Bear Alternative Energy Group and have approached several down-the-hill suppliers of solar and wind power about providing solar leasing to the mountain. Leasing makes solar power accessible to many homeowners because there are no up-front costs. Leasing solar power means you do not have to pay for or finance the solar panels and other hardware. You do not have to do any maintenance--this is all included in your monthly payment, which is lower--sometimes significantly lower--depending on your usage. It's like switching utility companies, only better, because your electric bill is lower, you are protected from any rate increases, and you are doing something great for the environment.

Two of the companies I have approached are preparing to do presentations for our group. The first one-hour presentation will be held Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge. There will be time for questions afterward. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to BBAEGroup©gmail.com so that we know how many will be present. If you like, you can be put on my mailing list and receive updates and information on the next solar installer presentation. If you forget to RSVP, don't worry! Just show up.

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BootsNBridles
Sun Apr 22 2012, 09:28PM

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Excellent!! That's the way to do it- if you don't like the status quo create a solution! We'll be there!
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cricket
Sun Apr 22 2012, 09:45PM

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Me too! I would LOVE to be able to quit BVES.

Summer will be here soon!
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Mon Apr 23 2012, 06:34AM
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Beware of free cookies. While solar might work for some folks that have the right location for solar exposure, the boondoogle of companies in the "business" and the leases offered all need to be closely examined. There are any number of articles, both good and bad about install experiences to be found online.

Can solar work? Yes. Can a home owner end up behind the Eight Ball? Sadly, yes too.

And if you have a solar lease and sell your home, that's another layer to be dealt with in escrow, the assumption of the lease, which in some buyer's eyes, might not be a positive.

But it's well worth considering in a valley that has a solar observatory -- and for a very good reason. Lots of sunshine.
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Ernest T. Bass
Mon Apr 23 2012, 09:24AM

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I won't be going solar here, too many trees and they will be here after I'm gone! And wind is out too as it never reaches the ground here as much as my trees move it is calm at ground level.

I don’t need your attitude thanks, I have one of my own!

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BootsNBridles
Wed May 09 2012, 12:18PM

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This is still taking place tonight, correct? We are perfectly suited for solar (or wind). Solar is quieter!
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Charles
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Ohiochad: I suggest the santa ana river trail, down from the crossing of 38 or up or down from Glass road. Easy but some up and down, pictures not grand canyon but nice local flora etc

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holeinbow
Jul 23 : 12:44pm
Ohiochad: how bout castle rock? Strenuous but short 1 mile hike, the view is amazing. Keep an eye to the sky, dont reccommend if thunder is likelt..

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Ohiochad
Jul 23 : 12:03pm
I'm looking for an off the beaten path hike today. Not crazy strenuous or touristy but something g good for pictures.

franksvalli
Jul 23 : 11:03am
@Charles Awesome, thanks for the update! Looking forward to hiking it.

Cinderella
Jul 23 : 10:46am
Usm I hear it is a knock down . I try to follow our info because it is more current . News not always right ...now I gotta unpack vehicle..

Desert Way Jay
Jul 23 : 10:44am
Thanks sned!

Charles
Jul 23 : 10:38am
I asked at the Barton Flats Visitor Center and find that the South Fork trail head is open. SGWA volunteers have worked on the trail to allow it to be opened. Bad news is that the Fish Creek and Lost Creek trails are not open and no future opening for these can be seen. There is a closure order for these areas.

sned (KK6PTO)
Jul 23 : 10:22am
google "spot-the-station" and sign up for emails or text messages. This is a NASA site and only alerts you for viewable passes.

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Jul 23 : 10:19am
Where can I get the ISS schedule? Thanks in advance.

sned (KK6PTO)
Jul 23 : 10:08am
Had a great flyover this morning too. Went from WNW to ESE. The only thing shining in the sky as it cruised over.

SQUATCH
Jul 23 : 09:59am
Last night`s ISS fly-over was awesome, that is the brightest and nearest I have ever seen!


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