Category Archives: Building

Skyline Innovations Receives Another $2 Million Financing

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Skyline Innovations, a DC based leader in the financing and installation of solar water heating systems, has just closed a deal to receive another $2 million in funding.  This will enable them to further expand into San Diego, where they opened a regional office last year, as well as the rest of Southern California and the US. Continue reading Skyline Innovations Receives Another $2 Million Financing

SDG&E explains the Zero Net Energy Home

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1On April 19, San Diego Gas & Electric issued a news release about was alleged to be San Diego’s first Zero Net Energy Home. That prompted me to spend Saturday finding out what some of the local solar installers thought.  This morning we heard from Gina Jacobs, of SDG&E, who clarified their position. Continue reading SDG&E explains the Zero Net Energy Home

San Diego’s “First Zero Net Energy new home construction” (maybe)

By Roy L Hales

San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) has just sent out a press release announcing “the first Zero Net Energy new home construction by a production homebuilder in San Diego County.” As there are many houses feeding the grid, I decided to see what some solar companies would say.  Continue reading San Diego’s “First Zero Net Energy new home construction” (maybe)

ECOR® is going Places

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1After six years of development,  San Diego based Noble Environmental Technologies  (NET)seems on the verge of taking off. Robert Noble, founder and CEO of NET collaborated with the Forest Products Laboratory of the US Department of Agriculture to create ECOR®.   They have reached over to Europe, where Noble Environmental Europe AG (NEEU), a subsidiary company, was recently launched in Zug, Switzerlandtal, and a plant in Serbia is expected to go into production later this year.  They have been talking to Ikea, where, Rene Haüsler NEEU CEO was CEO for more than 30 years, and have big hopes for future co-operation. There are also talks with potential business partners in Brazil, China and Korea. Continue reading ECOR® is going Places

A. O. Reed receives the 2013 SDGE Trade Professional Award

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1A.O. Reed & Co. has been recognized by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDGE) for excellence in Energy Efficiency.  The 2013 SDGE Trade Professional Award was received at the “Trade Professional Forum”, on March 7th.  The company’s roots go back to 1914, when Albert and Harry Reed opened up a small plumbing business. Continue reading A. O. Reed receives the 2013 SDGE Trade Professional Award