The Energy Show

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

National Climate Assessment

 The U.S. Government just published their fourth National Climate Assessment, a report issued every four years regardless of the occupant in the White House. This quadrennial report represents the first of two volumes mandated by the Global Change Research Act of...

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The Economics of Commercial Energy Storage Systems

There is no doubt in my mind that Energy Storage Systems (ESS) will be as ubiquitous as solar – in all market segments. Utility companies are installing these systems to balance their intermittent demand and generation of electricity. Homeowners will install these...

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Inovateus Solar with T. J. Kanczuzewski

The “climate” for solar is most favorable when there are high electric rates and incentives. For these reasons the PV industry grew fastest on the west and east coasts. Now that prices have come down and incentives have extended throughout the country, solar is taking...

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DOE Grid Reliability Study

The Department of Energy’s “Grid Reliability Study” came to the logical conclusion that low cost natural gas-fired power plants are the primary cause for the retirements of old-fashioned coal and nuclear power plants. Moreover, this study concluded that wind and solar...

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Trump’s Anti-Environment Policies

President Donald Trump is on a roll when it comes to Executive Orders and new regulations that apply to energy and the environment. Unfortunately, almost all these Executive Orders and regulation changes are bad for the environment, and will likely result in more...

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Home Backup Power System Primer

Look around your home. Your land line phone, fireplace and pilot lights (on stoves and hot water heaters) are likely gone. Our reliance on electrical power has increased significantly over the past 20 years. So when there is a power failure, we have no communications,...

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Solar Tariffs Increasing Solar Panel Prices

The solar industry is likely headed into a recession. Solar tariffs that will double the price of panels are almost inevitable -- and President Trump is going to make the final tariff decision. The President’s positioning on this issue does not bode well for the solar...

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Solar Incentives – Don’t Miss the 2017 Solar Tax Credit

We usually discuss the topic of filing for the 30% Solar Tax Credit in January or February. That’s when most people who just installed solar in the previous year are getting ready to file their taxes. But by 2018 it will be too late to qualify for the 2017 tax credit....

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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 C-46 solar 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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