A home solar panel system consists of several solar panels, an inverter, a battery, a charge regulator, wiring, and support materials. Sunlight is absorbed by the solar panels and is converted to electricity by the installed system. The battery stores electricity that can be used at a later time, like cloudy days or during the evening.
City of Huntington Beach
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 536-5515
Fax: (714) 536-5520
Information Services supports all aspects of the City's technology infrastructure including shared, desktop and mobile data computers and peripherals, voice and data networks, website, VoIP and cellular phones, enterprise and desktop software.
The Information Services department includes the Administration, Infrastructure and Communications, Geographic Information Systems/Customer Support, Applications and Database Support and Public Safety divisions.
- Partnering with City departments to ensure the most efficient delivery of programs and services to the community
- Reducing the energy consumption of the city's technology equipment. View energy reduction initiative
- Providing leadership in the evaluation of new and enhanced technology to support City programs and services
- Providing technology and project management consulting expertise in support of City projects
- Providing continuing professional growth opportunities for our staff
Technology Services Available
City Council Meeting Streaming and Archived Video
City Council meetings are streamed live and archived on the City's website. Website viewers of archived meetings may also "jump to" a specific agendized item of interest. Staff reports for specific agenda items are accessible on the same screen via links. All City Channel 3 broadcasts can also be streamed live.
HB Mobile Application
Information Services staff developed a version of the City's website optimized for viewing on smart phones. You can download the free app on the Apple Store, Android Play/Marketplace or the City's website by searching for "HBMobile"
Free Wireless Hotspot Locations
Wireless Internet access is provided at these City office locations:
Council Chambers - Lower Level City Hall
Meeting rooms B7 & B8 - Lower Level City Hall
Meeting rooms on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Floors - City Hall
City Cafe and lounge area by the elevators - City Hall
Central Library - 7111 Talbert Ave
Wireless Public Access Network FAQ's
Public Access Computers
The City offers 53 computers for the public use at the Central Library and at the Library Branches. Computers are available on a first come, first served basis. There are no reservations. Consult the Library website for more information. www.hbpl.org
Banning Library Branch - 9281 Banning Ave
Helen Murphy Library Branch - 15882 Graham St
Main Street Library Branch - 525 Main St
Oak View Library Branch - 17251 Oakview Ln
Webcam of Beach from the Pier
To access the webcams, click on the Residents or Visitors tab and go to Beach Information. These webcams will allow anyone with Internet access to observe downtown Huntington Beach, the entire Pier, and the surf conditions.
The webcam page also displays water temperature, wind direction and speed, surf height, tides, and air pressure updated daily.