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[moved] SOLAR LEASING INFO PRESENTATION

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

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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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Grant
Jul 02 : 01:39am
Thank you for the quick reply. and for the info, "Move up and cover was a real puzzle to me. Thanks again.

bills grandson
Jul 02 : 01:16am
Grant. Your right a lot of the terms are misleading. Sometimes the locations are the worst example. The GPS on the incident page seem to be the most accurate. "power lines down" used to mean exactly that. Now it just means power out. "public service" cam mean a welfare check, or burst waterline that might mean the fire department is helping with clean up. "move up " is usually followed by "cover" meaning a fire station is low on manpower and another will move up usually just closer in case they need a unit to cover their station. Outside investigation usually means it isn't a structure fire. It helps the firemen know what they might face. a brush fire is a bit different then a structure fire in what they may have when they get off the truck, Location is an indicator. Forest falls usually means fell by the or off the falls.

***SCM ALERT***
Jul 02 : 12:16am
Jgreen, thank you for the info on that fire. Grant, I will try to post up some info on the various incident types. There are so many that encompass OUTSIDE INVESTIGATION and such. Nice to meet you here on SCM. Thanks for being part of this community!

JGreen (KK6HKT)
Jul 02 : 12:05am
The structure fire on Palomino was at BBCCSD's water well 8 and was contained to the electrical panel on the outside of the building.

Well 8 is located by BBARWA's facility.

Grant
Jul 01 : 11:17pm
Could some one direct me to a index of some of the terms used in the "Incidents"? Some things are easy enough like "Fire" or "Medical aide" but others are a bit unclear to me like "OUTSIDE INVESTIGATION""PUBLIC SERVICE" and "MOVE UP AND COVER"

Scott
Jul 01 : 08:09pm
Single electrical panel fire out now

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Jul 01 : 08:09pm
THIS WAS A SINGLE ELECTRICAL PANEL ON FIRE AT BBC WASTE WATER. FIRE OUT.

Scott
Jul 01 : 08:08pm
Heard them say it was one of CSD's Building to notify them

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COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE FIRE BIG BEAR CITY. UNITS ON SCENE CAN HANDLE. CANCEL BALANCE OF RESPONSE

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AREA: BIG BEAR CITY
UNITS: MBE283 ME282 BC2807 MA282A ME96 MA282 CLOCK10C BFAALL FEDCOM
1XX N PALOMINO RD - BBC WAST WATER AGENCY PLANT X E SHAY RD/NO X-STREET LAT/LON:34268246 /116814927

More Info: Click Here

Airport Razz
Jul 01 : 07:09pm
Mucho for the info Ben. Will pass this on to my flatlanders.

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SDGrandma
Jul 01 : 06:55pm
Hi All we are coming up again year 38... here is a senior blonde question about the egress plan. Is this for only after fireworks? Also I park my car at Meadow park w chairs etc for fireworks then walk there. I will be staying near Wren and BB Blvd on the South side. does the yellow mean I have to go East or West? if coming from Meadow park off of Conklin trying to get to other side of BB Blvd? Yes I did say senior blonde!

Benny (N6BWX)
Jul 01 : 06:34pm
AR yes, they have a egress plan after the fireworks show... I posted the PDF here. [Click Here]

snowmama
Jul 01 : 06:11pm
this was on mountain newspaper


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