Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Tesla!!!

This beauty showed up at a recent meeting. Thanks to Tesla Motors of Irvine for bringing it by!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Evan Little Profiled in Solar Today

One of our members, Evan Little, was profiled in the July/August Edition of Solar Today, the magazine of the American Solar Energy Society. OC Renewables is, of course, the local chapter of ASES. Congratulations, Evan!

Click on the picture to read the article.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Westminster Green Expo

The City of Westminster's 2nd Annual Green Expo is right around the corner!

When? Thursday, August 26,2010

Where? Civic Center, Sunken Gardens, 8200 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CA

Who? Photovoltaic systems, electric cars, hydrogen cars, tankless water heaters, water conservation kits, cool roof, sustainable architecture, LEED Certified Point Systems, Whole House Energy Audit, AB811 Low Interest Financing, Organic Fruits and Vegetables, and Much More!

Cost? FREE

Seminar is from 1:30 to 3:30 pm on the CA Green Building Standards Code. Expo from 3:30 to 6:30 pm. Live Music at 6:00 pm by "The Music Factor" Delicious homemade food for purchase by local non-profit groups Abrazar, Inc. and Kiwanis Club of Westminster.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

August 11 Meeting Review

We had a
James Matarese and Jack Sahl
very good meeting on Thursday, August 11 with Jack Sahl, Ph.D. Director, Environment and Resource Sustainability at Southern California Edison. Here are some of the highlights.

  • Per capita use of power has stayed relatively the same since the 1970s.
  • Technology is so much better with vehicles than even five years ago
  • End to end life cycle assessments help SCE prioritize. Conducting these assessments will be one of the most fun professions of the future.
  • As citizens and interested persons in renewables and power, we must get involved in the PUC proceedings.
  • SCE is focusing on the following areas in the near future: Renewables and Storage Integration, Grid Control and Asset Optimization, Workforce Effectiveness, Smart Metering, and Energy Smart Customer Solutions

Friday, August 13, 2010

Smart Grid: California Solar Associations Push for Feed-in Tariffs

Smart Grid: California Solar Associations Push for Feed-in Tariffs

Feed-in Tariff programs from a Smart Grid perspective. Interesting stuff and wanted to share.

Thanks to you all for an excellent meeting last night!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Westminster Green Expo on Thursday, August 26

The City of Westminster will host their 2nd Annual Green Expo on Thursday, August 26. The seminar on Cal Green Building Code starts at 1:30 pm. The expo starts at 3:30 pm and runs until 6:30. More information can be found here:


Hope to see you there!