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Barry Cinnamon has been blogging about the Solar Industry since 2007.

Every week Barry hosts The Energy Show, a 30 minute informative talk show that covers a broad variety of energy related topics spanning technology, economics, policy, and politics that are shaping the future of how we generate and consume electricity, along with practical money-saving tips on ways to reduce your home and business energy consumption. 

The Energy Show runs every Saturday on KDOW Radio AM in San Jose California.

Barry heads up Cinnamon Energy Systems (a San Jose residential and commercial solar and energy storage contractor) and Spice Solar (suppliers of built-in solar racking technology). After 10,000+ installations while at the helm of Akeena Solar and Westinghouse Solar, he’s developed a pretty good perspective on the real-world economics of rooftop solar — as well as the best products and services for homeowners, manufacturers and installers. His rooftop tinkering led to the development of integrated racking (released in 2007), AC solar modules (released in 2009), and Spice Solar (the fastest way to install rooftop solar modules).

Why Are Gas Prices So High?

Why Are Gas Prices So High?

 My wife complained to me last week that it cost $80 to fill up her car (I was oblivious since I drive an EV). But I wasn’t surprised since the price of gas in San Jose is about $5/gallon. Gas prices are definitely higher than they used to be, but the reality is that...

Practical Global Warming Solutions

Practical Global Warming Solutions

The Energy Show · Practical Global Warming Solutions So… regarding global warming, are we doomed? Or are there practical decarbonization paths to limit the impact of global warming? I am an optimist (otherwise I would not have been in the solar business for over 40...

Solar and Storage Industry Nightmares

Solar and Storage Industry Nightmares

The Energy Show · Solar and Storage Industry Nightmares Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat. Not from a real nightmare, just worrying about external issues affecting the solar and storage industry. We jokingly refer to our industry as the...

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