The Energy Show

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).

Which Solar Panels Should I Buy?

Which Solar Panels Should I Buy?

The Energy Show · Which Solar Panels Should I Buy? The most common question people ask about rooftop solar is: “What solar panels should I buy.” Unlike buying a car — which people do every 5 or 10 years — people buy solar panels only a few times in their life. But...

U.N. Climate Change Report – We’re Screwed

U.N. Climate Change Report – We’re Screwed

 The Energy Show · U.N. Climate Change Report – We’re Screwed Some of you may have read excerpts from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. Candidly, I didn’t read the whole thing. Even the summaries were indecipherable. Which is probably a...

Why Is The Grid So Unreliable?

Why Is The Grid So Unreliable?

 The Energy Show · Why Is The Grid So Unreliable? I’m sure you’ve noticed that the reliability of our electric grid is getting worse -- not better. In spite of new utility generation, transmission and monitoring technologies, blackouts and Public Safety Power...

2022 Solar and Storage Predictions

2022 Solar and Storage Predictions

The Energy Show · 2022 Solar and Storage Predictions My 2022 solar and storage predictions came into clearer focus — although I didn’t like the picture -- after the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) dropped a bomb on California’s solar and battery storage...

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