GreenTown Los Altos hosted an Energy Day at the Farmers’ Market, August 14. It was
a chance to promote the latest in good energy saving practices in solar, electric vehicles and home energy efficiency.
Mike Balma with SunWork, a local non-profit solar installation company explained
that it can make sense even for homes with low energy bills. If you have sun on your
roof, you should consider solar. His work is featured in a January blog post.
Waidy Lee brought her RAV 4. She has been driving electric cars for 15 years and
said, “I have never run out of charge!” Joel Bartlett showed off his brand new BMW i3,
introduced just this year. He got the range extender, so he can drive to San Francisco
and back without stopping for a charge.
Patti Sexton with Acterra showed off updated versions of LEDs. These lights keep
getting better and the cost keeps coming down. With their 20-year life, the life time
operating cost easily beats conventional bulbs. See an earlier blog post for some good
information. Patti and Lisa Dorn, also with Acterra, told visitors about Green@Home. This program
looks at your energy use and suggests changes that will save you energy and money.
Check it out here.