Article written by Mark Becker for Danville/Alamo/Lafayette Today, July 2016.Unfortunately, the subject matter of these newspaper articles doesn’t appear out of thin air. This month, while considering ideas, I tapped into the most available resources present at the moment; my two teenage children. My daughter’s response was immediate and specific: “Talk about the basics, you’re always t ...Read more
Article written by Mark Becker for Danville/Alamo/Lafayette Today, June 2016. California’s Net Metering laws, which are very advantageous to an investment in solar PV, have been extended for another 20+ years. Net Metering 2.0 has been regarded as a big win for the average electric consumer and the solar industry. NEM 2.0 introduces a small interconnection fee, an annual cha ...Read more
Article written by Mark Becker for Danville/Alamo/Lafayette Today, May 2016.
Memorial Day is a special day for our nation. It is also an especially meaningful day for veterans who have personally experienced the loss of fellow combatants or service members who have died during non-combat training missions. As an international relations major, green business owner, retired Marine Co ...Read more
Article written by Mark Becker for Danville/Alamo/Lafayette Today, January 2016. The fourth quarter of 2015 was a record-breaking quarter for installation of solar PV systems in the State of California. In November, there were 5,942 solar PV projects completed and approved for interconnection to the grid in PGE territory alone. In last months article, I discussed the factors that are driving ...Read more
Article written by Mark Becker for Danville/Alamo/Lafayette Today, December 2015. Due to the current rate of market adoption of solar PV, solar panel manufacturers are reaching production capacity. Predictions are that at some point the industry will not be able to supply the market demand for solar panels. Ultimately, some solar projects will have to wait for supply to catch up to demand. S ...Read more