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An Essay: US Energy Security

An Essay: US Energy Security

This is an essay by Allterra intern Emily Engle. Energy security or the ability to secure resources for energy consumption, is a defining factor of national security, influencing both the United State’s domestic and international policies. In her book, Energy Policy,...

5 Ways Homeowners Can Get Paid to Go Solar

5 Ways Homeowners Can Get Paid to Go Solar

Let me ask you a question: Can you afford to go solar today? ...you might say no. Many homeowners still believe that solar power is out of their reach. They think it's too expensive and that only people with savings can afford to install solar on their home. Those...

Solar Powers the Grid and the Job Market

Solar Powers the Grid and the Job Market

Energy production has provided jobs for many Americans for decades. As an integral component of U.S. employment, advances in electricity generation will inevitably foster changes in job distribution. The push to transition away from fossil fuel energy generation...

Santa Cruz Supports SB 100 in The Push for 100% Clean Energy

Santa Cruz Supports SB 100 in The Push for 100% Clean Energy

California has hit record high clean energy production in recent years. However, there is still progress to be made in attaining all of the state’s electricity from renewable sources. Senate Bill 100 proposes the state achieves 100% clean energy production by 2045; a...

Allterra Solar: A Green Business

Allterra Solar: A Green Business

California has hit record high clean energy production in recent years. However, there is still progress to be made in attaining all of the state’s electricity from renewable sources. Senate Bill 100 proposes the state achieves 100% clean energy production by 2045; a...

[Video] How To: Troubleshoot Your Sunpower Monitoring

[Video] How To: Troubleshoot Your Sunpower Monitoring

Being green extends far beyond the color of our logo and deep into our business practices. In addition to the clean energy our clients’ systems produce every day, Allterra has taken many steps to mitigate environmental impacts of our daily business operations. Since...

[Video] How To: Troubleshoot Your Enphase Monitoring

[Video] How To: Troubleshoot Your Enphase Monitoring

By Nathaniel Baratta If you like free things, which studies suggest most people do, then chances are that you have "schwag" sitting somewhere in your home. Schwag, not to be confused with swag, is free promotional material with company logos, mission statements, and...

How To: Read Your Smart Meter

How To: Read Your Smart Meter

Allterra has joined California Student Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG) at UC Santa Cruz in their venture to launch the campaign to secure commitments from American colleges and universities to make the transition towards 100 percent renewable energy on...

Building Resilience: Allterra Solar & Habitat for Humanity

Building Resilience: Allterra Solar & Habitat for Humanity

What is Silicon Valley Power? Twelve communities in Santa Clara County have formed a new community-owned agency to provide electricity to consumers. This new public entity is called Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) and it works in partnership with PG&E who will...

Sungevity Enters Chapter 11

Sungevity Enters Chapter 11

Habitat for Humanity builds affordable housing for low-income families, providing the families with a 30-year, 0% interest mortgage. Habitat for Humanity Santa Cruz County is committed to placing solar on every home they build, so they partnered with Allterra to...

[Video] Commercial Solar Install – Carmel By The Sea

[Video] Commercial Solar Install – Carmel By The Sea

Sungevity, a residential solar company based out of Oakland, declared bankruptcy after making $850 million over nine years of business. The Northern Pacific Group, a private equity firm based in Wayzata, Minn. stepped up to buy the remaining assets, including equity...

Zero Net Energy Cities, Coming to a Town Near You

Zero Net Energy Cities, Coming to a Town Near You

California has hit record high clean energy production in recent years. However, there is still progress to be made in attaining all of the state’s electricity from renewable sources. Senate Bill 100 proposes the state achieves 100% clean energy production by 2045; a...