Jefferson Exchange | April 10, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Let The Sun Shine (And Lower The Electric Bill)

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Shawn Schreiner brings us up to date on solar electric technology... and the ways to pay for it.

A broad definition of "rural" can help businesses in our region let the sun shine in. 

Meaning those businesses can get help installing solar power systems. 

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), covers up to 25 percent of the cost of new solar-electric systems for small rural businesses. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 18, 2013
10:29 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Solar Water Heat For Low-Income Californians

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CSD's Rachel Arrezola explains the solar water-heating program.

When you're struggling to make your monthly rent payment, you're generally not thinking about things like solar water heating. 

But the California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) is thinking along those lines. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 2, 2013
12:02 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

A History Of Solar Energy-A LONG History

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Author John Perlin talks about the long history of solar power.

Don't be too impressed with solar panels on your roof.

Photovoltaic technology may be relatively new in human history, but a lot of lower tech preceded it. 

Civilizations as far back as ancient China found ways to make maximum use of the sun's power in their homes and lives. 

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Jefferson Exchange | September 19, 2013
5:08 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Rogue Valley Green And Solar Tour

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Fred Gant and Ben Scott talk solar power and home energy efficiency.

Solar power has been around for decades now, but it's still a mystery to many people.

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