My cohousing HOA community is getting rooftop solar — finally!

Precisely 10 years ago to this month, REC Solar workers were on the rooftop of my Aurora, Colo. home installing a 5.5 kW solar system that is still there. The system outlasted me -- or, at least my marriage -- and is still there, pumping out clean, green electricity for the residents who bought the home from me and my now ex-wife in November of 2015, which we sold following a August 2015 divorce.

This portable solar EV charger goes up in less than 10 minutes

California’s Governor Brown recently released an executive order announcing a new Zero-Emission Vehicle Initiative. In the order, the Governor called for at least five million electric vehicles on California’s roads by 2030. The consumer will consign that initiative to the annals of history as one of the very rare worthy goals that was exceeded by a significant margin.

Number of solar-charged electric vehicles continues to rise

Quite frequently someone will post to a Chevy Bolt Owner's Group on Facebook that they are solar-charging their Bolt. The picture above is an example of exactly that: Sean Palmer, a Bolt driver, showing that he's driving his EV on renewable energy. In the comment stream below the post, you can see many other people with Bolts/EVs noting that they also use solar to partially/fully charge their Bolt and/or other EV(s).