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Siena Hacker

Siena is a rising senior at Scripps College pursuing an interdisciplinary major in Environmental Science, Economics, and Politics. She is passionate about the worlds of renewable energy and urban planning. When she's out of the office, you can be sure to find Siena hiking somewhere in LA County.
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How Green are Home Batteries? The Environmental Impact of Lithium-Ion

By Siena Hacker | 03 March 2018

Lithium-ion batteries are found in many modern electronics, including, perhaps most importantly from an environmental standpoint, electric vehicles and[..]

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Free Home Energy Improvements from Los Angeles DWP

By Siena Hacker | 19 February 2018

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will work with eligible customers to upgrade their home electricity and water efficiency for free. Does[..]

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PG&E Home Solar and Electric Vehicle Rates Rundown

By Siena Hacker | 08 February 2018

After much deliberation, California's Pacific Gas & Electric has begun rolling out its updated residential and commercial rates.

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Snow Harm Done! Solar in Cold Climates

By Siena Hacker | 11 January 2018

With the Cyclone Bomb bringing record low temperatures to the East Coast this month, many homeowners have had snow on the mind.

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High Time for Solar? Marijuana Growers and the Solar Industry

By Siena Hacker | 04 January 2018

The US solar and marijuana industries have seen tremendous growth in recent years. Almost 30 states have legalized medical marijuana, while a few have[..]

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Why Your Solar Provider Needs to be NABCEP Certified

By Siena Hacker | 27 December 2017

After picking the best solar equipment and design for your home, it’s time to pick the right installer. A good installer will make installation a breeze

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How Long Do Solar Panels Last? A Detailed Review

By Siena Hacker | 06 November 2017

Installing solar panels is a major financial decision, so it’s important to get an idea of how long you’ll continue to see a return on your investment.[..]

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Pick My Solar's Top Solar Education Resources

By Siena Hacker | 16 August 2017

At Pick My Solar, we’re familiar with how overwhelming going solar seems when you’re first getting started. Between pushy sales techniques and[..]

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An Interview with Nicole Morris-McLaughlin of the Marion Institute

By Siena Hacker | 10 August 2017

This week we’re joined by Nicole Morris-McLaughlin of the Marion Institute, another of our amazing partners bringing Mass Solar Connect to Commonwealth[..]

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An Interview with Self-Reliance's Megan Amsler

By Siena Hacker | 04 August 2017

This week we’re speaking with Megan Amsler, Executive Director of Self-Reliance Heat & Power Coop. Self-Reliance is just one of the many great[..]

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