The Energy Show

Listen to our weekly podcasts providing practical money-saving tips on ways to reduce your home and business energy consumption.

Ten Energy Saving Myths

 The economics of energy have changed drastically over the past dozen years. We have new affordable energy generation technologies (wind and solar), new energy efficiency products (LED lighting and heat pumps), a revolution in transportation (EVs) and affordable...

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Tax Reform – What Does It Mean For Solar?

 This week’s show is about TAXES. Please try to contain your excitement. It’s been 32 years since President Reagan pushed through the last comprehensive tax reform bill. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes similar huge changes in the ways that individuals and...

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Ten Tips for a Successful Battery Storage Installation

 There’s no doubt in my mind that battery storage will be an integral part of every solar installation. It’s like the early days of solar circa 2000: there is tremendous potential for battery storage, many stand alone and integrated products are available, but...

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21st Century Home Energy Efficiency

 Home energy efficiency has steadily improved over the millenia. Luckily we no longer have to sleep on the ground in a smoke-filled cave – cold, wet and hungry (unless we want to go camping…that’s the way my wife looks at it). Buildings, appliances and HVAC (heating,...

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Ten Rooftop Solar Predictions for 2018

 Every year I gaze into my solar crystal ball and make ten educated guesses about the rooftop solar industry. I did OK on last year’s predictions, only completely whiffing on two,  so I'm back with my yearly list of predictions for the rooftop solar industry...

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Commercial Energy Storage with Neil Maguire of Adara Power

 For the past 15+ years companies have been installing PV solar systems to reduce their energy costs, measured in kilowatt hours (kwh). But solar systems only reduces a company’s energy costs — and many companies also get billed for peak power demand charges....

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About The Energy Show

Barry Cinnamon has been blogging about the Solar Industry since 2007.

Barry hosts The Energy Show, a weekly 30 minute talk show that runs every Saturday at 1:30 PM and Sunday at 8:30 AM on KDOW Radio AM in San Jose California, and the Renewable Energy World Network.

Every week Barry provides practical money-saving tips on ways to reduce your home and business energy consumption.

Barry Cinnamon heads up Cinnamon Solar (a San Jose residential and commercial solar and energy storage contractor) and Spice Solar (suppliers of built-in solar racking technology). After 10,000+ installations at Akeena Solar and Westinghouse Solar, he’s developed a pretty good perspective on the real-world economics of rooftop solar — as well as the best products and services for homeowners, manufacturers and installers. His rooftop tinkering led to the development of integrated racking (released in 2007), AC solar modules (released in 2009), and Spice Solar (the fastest way to install rooftop solar modules).

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