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Ojai! Saturday, October 15th is your day, and we’re looking forward to celebrating it with you:)

Come by our booth and say hi! Or, take your kids by our solar roller which will power the stage for the festival. Did you know that in our solar roller is an interactive, instructional center that can teach you and your kids lots of great facts about solar?

CSE is proud to have been a part of the Ojai community for 30+ years, so it’s a no brainer for us to sponsor this festival celebrating our local pride

On September 23, the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy …

On September 23, the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy is teaming up with Mountainfilm on Tour to bring the original films and the experience of the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival to Ojai. We’re excited to sponsor this event and hope you’ll come out and enjoy it with us. It’ll be a night of night of fun and food, friends and family, adventure inspired shorts, Telluride Mountainfilm style.

Bring your blankets and low-back chairs and stake out your spot on the lawn. There will be live music by Little Big Here, food trucks (Scratch, Rice Balls of Fire, Bollywood Bites and Desserts to Die For), a beer garden and a raffle.

Gates open at 5:00 pm – Films start at 7:15 pm
At Ojai Valley School (Lower Campus) Sports Field

Tickets: $18 current OVLC members – $22 non-members – $25 at the door – $10 children under 12
2 free tickets with a new membership of $35 or above – see below for details!
Online ticket sales end Friday, September 23rd at 11 a.m.

Go to: for more details. We hope to see you there!

California Solar Electric shared Community …

Community Environmental Council (CEC) With discounted group prices and a streamlined process, our Solarize Ojai Valley program is designed to make it easy and affordable to go solar with carefully selected installers California Solar Electric and Coastal Solar. Learn more… Read more »

Every now and then we have to pat ourselves on the …

Every now and then we have to pat ourselves on the back. We work very hard to maintain an extremely high standard of service, installs and customer support, so it means a lot to us when it gets noticed.

As of today, our team at CSE is proud to have been selected for the 2016 Solarize Ventura, Solarize Santa Barbara and Solarize Ojai/Santa Clara River Valley programs!!! Standing out in each area amongst the many new solar electric companies shows us that our 15 plus years of experience continues to pay off!

Find out more about all the local solarize programs:
Community Environmental Council (CEC) #solarize, #solar

Sun-powered Solar Impulse plane crosses Atlantic

Sun-powered Solar Impulse plane crosses Atlantic! This is so very impressive.
The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 plane arrived safely in Seville, Spain, early Thursday, after a flight across the Atlantic Ocean. The non-stop, 4,000-mile trip began in New York City on Monday and took three days and three nights (71 hours and 8 minutes) to complete.

The Solar Impulse team said this was one of the most challenging legs in its more than year-long trek around the world without using any jet fuel or emitting pollution.

It was the first-ever electric, solar and emission-free transatlantic flight, the Solar Impulse team said.

#solar #solarimpulse Read more about this technological feat here:

We’re always looking for opportunities to support …

We’re always looking for opportunities to support our local community, and the Ojai Land Conservancy has given us a new outlet! We’ve joined their program and through this program, we’re thrilled to be able to help the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy protect and maintain our open spaces.
Ask our team for more info or find out here:

Santa Barbara community and government leaders …

Santa Barbara community and government leaders gathered Tuesday May 24th to celebrate the launch of Solarize Santa Barbara— a community-led, group-purchasing program for residential solar electric systems.

Offered by the Community Environmental Council (CEC), Solarize Santa Barbara provides local homeowners the opportunity to go solar at a discounted, group-purchase price from two local solar installers. California Solar Electric is proud to be one of the two installers vetted and chosen by a committee of local experts to provide the service to Santa Barbara residents in Southern Santa Barbara County from Gaviota to Carpinteria over the next three months.

During the Solarize program duration, CEC will host these free educational workshops covering solar technologies, energy efficiency, and financing options. Anyone interested in learning about solar is encouraged to attend:

June 2, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, Jefferson Hall, 1535 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

June 21, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30pm
Goleta Valley Community Center, Room 1, 5679 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
To learn more or apply for Solarize Santa Barbara, homeowners can go to or call (805) 963-0583 x 101.

We Are #MillionSolarStrong …

We Are #MillionSolarStrong
Sometime around the end of February, the millionth solar installation came on-line in the United States — a milestone that says as much about where the solar industry is going as it does about how far the industry has come.

“It took us 40 years to get to 1 million installations, and it will take us only two years to get to 2 million,” said Dan Whitten, vice president of communications at the Solar Energy Industries Association #SEIA. “This is a time to mark when the solar industry started to accelerate at warp speed.”