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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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Mercedes-Benz Halts Home Battery Program

By Siena Hacker | 21 May 2018

A few months ago, we reported that Mercedes-Benz was ready to enter the residential energy storage market. Mercedes’ parent company, Daimler, began[..]

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New York City's Solar Property Tax Abatement Ends Soon

By Siena Hacker | 01 May 2018

After a successful decade, New York City’s Property Tax Abatement for Photovoltaic (PV) Equipment Expenditures Program is drawing to a close on January[..]

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Full Review of Sistine Solar Skins - MIT Startup Makes Solar (Even More) Beautiful

By Siena Hacker | 10 April 2018

We at Pick My Solar already think solar panels are pretty beautiful - their cost savings and sustainability alone make them gorgeous in our eyes.

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Kitty Hawk's Cora: An Autonomous, Completely Electric Air Taxi Takes Flight

By Siena Hacker | 29 March 2018

Flying cars have captured society’s imagination as a far-off possibility for decades, but that dream is quickly nearing reality. Earlier this month[..]

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Maryland Becomes First State to Offer Tax Credit for Home Batteries

By Siena Hacker | 21 March 2018

Maryland has become the first state in the country to offer an income tax credit for energy storage systems, making going green even cheaper for[..]

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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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