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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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Oso
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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melloween
Oct 24 : 06:14am
is it friday yet?

Cornbread
Oct 24 : 05:04am
Wow that late night show is long winded. I feel like I just read a book.

Cornbread
Oct 24 : 05:03am
Morning all. Happy Friday.

Benny (N6BWX)
Oct 24 : 04:12am
Morning all!

Benny (N6BWX)
Oct 24 : 03:00am
Thx RRH, much appreciated! Thx for all your expertise around here as well.

RetiredRedHat
Oct 24 : 01:58am
Thanx, Benny. Always love your explainations and good work you and Craig put into the site. And the other Mods as well.

Benny (N6BWX)
Oct 24 : 01:40am
No, it doesn't work quite like that, in fact winds would really help stir up the air and equalize temperatures; it's when we have such stagnant/still air that things reverse, warm air rises and a pock of cool air sinks just below. It won't necessarily spill over the dam and mostly settles into the lowest parts of the Valley which would be more towards the east end of town, pretty much Division eastward, Baldwin Lake/Shay Meadow/Erwin, etc. Right now it would be a bit warmer around the lake given the current lake temperature @ about 60 degrees. A much more detailed explanation can be found here. [Click Here]

RetiredRedHat
Oct 24 : 01:01am
Is it the prevailing west wind that is preventing the air from sinking out of the valley?

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RetiredRedHat
Oct 24 : 12:54am
I just so thought that cold air would drain down the valley and over the dam. What is the geography that maintains that inversion?

Benny (N6BWX)
Oct 24 : 12:50am
Yeah it's pretty crazy, heres more proof of our wicked inversion, at the top of Bear Mtn at about 8500 the current temperature is 52 degrees. [Click Here] Stuff! but not when we're trying to make snow...

RetiredRedHat
Oct 24 : 12:07am
Must be one of Benny's All Hallows Eve inspired mid-slope inversions. With the partial eclipse today and all. I'm just sayin'.

RetiredRedHat
Oct 24 : 12:00am
Wow. 37.6 at Shay Meadow and 66.7 here in Crestline.

bills grandson
Oct 23 : 10:48pm
I felt sorry for them, and they seemed like a decent family unit but it did not seem right. I will keep an eye on the news. DHS is not the smartest place to get out of your car at night. Or even in the daytime in some areas.
I have seen some very strange things going on. Very friendly girls I had a couple who offered to cook me dinner

RetiredRedHat
Oct 23 : 10:31pm
Probably a wise decision. Those folks can be wise and resourceful. and might be making a living off of situations like yours.

bills grandson
Oct 23 : 10:26pm
Not much to write about from my end but I did have something happen a week or so ago.
I went to the local pizza hut and while I was waitng a Mexican family came in man, woman, mother in law and son. I saw they were careful about what they ordered. I got my pie and left. As I was starting to pull out the man and his son came out. He approached me about possibly giving them a ride.
Obviously from Mexico as he spoke zero English.
I never give rides, and it was late at night and it would have been ten miles out of my way.
It would have been a very dangerous move on my part. While they seemed O.K. I cannot figure out why they were there in the first place, and how they finally got "home" There was a Wendy's much closer to where they started.
Any thoughts on the situation?


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