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Alameda County Introduces Solar Power Plant on Jail

Alameda County Introduces Solar Power Plant on Jail

Jun 13, 2012 4:56 PM
California's Alameda County was recently recognized as a national leader in renewable ...
Solar Plays Role in Improving CA Air Quality

Solar Plays Role in Improving CA Air Quality

Apr 27, 2012 4:23 PM
With solar power showing its benefits around the country, more ground-mounted and rooftop ...
New shingle points to innovations in residential solar power

New shingle points to innovations in residential solar power

Apr 17, 2012 4:47 PM
Dow Solar recently expanded the availability of its Solar Shingle to homeowners in norther ...
City of Claremont Honored for Green Achievements

City of Claremont Honored for Green Achievements

Apr 3, 2012 5:07 PM
The city of Claremont, California, was recently honored for its numerous efforts to increa ...
California Schools Recognized for Contributions to Solar Energy

California Schools Recognized for Contributions to Solar Energy

Mar 26, 2012 5:08 PM
Two Manhattan Beach, California, schools were recently nominated for the new federal Green ...
Petaluma to be site for sleek California solar installation

Petaluma to be site for sleek California solar installation

Mar 19, 2012 5:09 PM
Xandex Inc. and Aide Solar recently announced a collaboration to begin the first phase of ...
SunPower forms partnership to provide solar panels

SunPower forms partnership to provide solar panels

Mar 7, 2012 5:39 PM
SunPower, a manufacturer of solar cells, panels and systems that is based in the Silicon V ...
Ferrari Farms Opts for Ground-Mounted Solar Installation

Ferrari Farms Opts for Ground-Mounted Solar Installation

Mar 2, 2012 5:57 PM
Ferrari Farms in Linden, California, recently went through solar upgrades, joining a growi ...
Solar Panel Installation Completed at National University

Solar Panel Installation Completed at National University

Feb 24, 2012 6:20 PM
National University, the second-largest private, nonprofit college institution in Californ ...
Santa Clara Bus Station Switches to Solar Energy

Santa Clara Bus Station Switches to Solar Energy

Feb 13, 2012 6:09 PM
The rate of California solar installation has increased drastically in the past several ye ...
Medical center saving money with solar and natural gas

Medical center saving money with solar and natural gas

Feb 9, 2012 5:32 PM
With solar energy becoming more prevalent throughout the country, companies are jumping on ...
California company pushes limits of solar efficiency

California company pushes limits of solar efficiency

Feb 8, 2012 5:53 PM
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently announced that California-based Alta Dev ...
Daughter Convinces Washington Couple to Invest in Solar

Daughter Convinces Washington Couple to Invest in Solar

Nov 7, 2011 1:36 PM
With its green hills and verdant forests, Washington state has an understandable reputatio ...
United Nations Predicts Strong Renewable Energy Growth

United Nations Predicts Strong Renewable Energy Growth

May 16, 2011 4:19 PM
Renewable energy sources - including solar power installations - have grown remarkably in ...
Report: PV Systems Boost Home Prices in California

Report: PV Systems Boost Home Prices in California

Apr 25, 2011 8:39 AM
A recent study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a division of the U.S. Depa ...
Blythe Solar Project Gets Federal Grant

Blythe Solar Project Gets Federal Grant

Apr 20, 2011 9:05 AM
The Blythe Solar Power Project, which is planned to be the largest solar farm ever created ...
Largest Rooftop Solar System in California Created

Largest Rooftop Solar System in California Created

Apr 12, 2011 2:48 PM
The largest solar thermal system in California has been created on a rooftop at Santa Clar ...
DOE Confirms CIGS Solar Cells with 15.7 percent efficiency

DOE Confirms CIGS Solar Cells with 15.7 percent efficiency

Dec 2, 2010 1:45 PM
Research and development at the Santa Clara, California solar manufacturer MiaSolé ...
California Racetrack Unveils Solar Plans

California Racetrack Unveils Solar Plans

Nov 23, 2010 3:14 PM
Infineon Raceway, a storied auto racetrack in Sonoma, California, is going green with sola ...
Solar Power Creates Savings for California School

Solar Power Creates Savings for California School

Nov 9, 2010 1:25 PM
Citrus Valley High School in Redlands, California is going solar with a 1,200-panel array ...
Santa Clara University Uses Zero-Down Finance to Build Solar Rooftops

Santa Clara University Uses Zero-Down Finance to Build Solar Rooftops

Nov 8, 2010 2:55 PM
Santa Clara University just installed almost a megawatt of new solar capacity on several r ...
Chevron Helps Power Orange County

Chevron Helps Power Orange County

Nov 2, 2010 11:40 AM
Orange County, California has three solar projects on the horizon, all operated by an arm ...
NRG Energy Pours $300 Million into California Solar Plant

NRG Energy Pours $300 Million into California Solar Plant

Oct 27, 2010 4:37 PM
Some energy companies are adapting to green energy with bright investment ideas.The solar ...
Huntington Beach Deploys SunEdison Solar Carports

Huntington Beach Deploys SunEdison Solar Carports

Oct 22, 2010 4:37 PM
The city of Huntington Beach, California has signed an agreement with SunEdison - a wholly ...
Solar Power 'More Popular Than Puppy Dogs, Ice Cream'

Solar Power 'More Popular Than Puppy Dogs, Ice Cream'

Oct 19, 2010 3:08 PM
Almost 95 percent of Americans believe that developing and employing solar power should be ...
Solar Now Fastest Growing Energy Industry

Solar Now Fastest Growing Energy Industry

Oct 19, 2010 9:29 AM
Solar power is now the fastest-growing energy industry in America, writes Rhone Resch ...
Charge Up Your Volt With Solar Parking

Charge Up Your Volt With Solar Parking

Oct 19, 2010 7:00 AM
General Motors is pinning some of its future hopes on the Chevrolet Volt - a so-called &qu ...
Solar Manufacturers Face Tough Competitive Environment

Solar Manufacturers Face Tough Competitive Environment

Oct 13, 2010 7:00 AM
Even as Silicon Valley solar darlings like Solyndra and MiaSolé planned to fun ...
New Orange County Solar Facility Begins Operation

New Orange County Solar Facility Begins Operation

Oct 6, 2010 2:41 PM
A new corporate parking structure solar installation began operation recently in Orange Co ...
Hollister, California Breaks Ground on Municipal Solar Arrays

Hollister, California Breaks Ground on Municipal Solar Arrays

Oct 5, 2010 1:46 PM
The city of Hollister, California will begin work today on a large-scale solar energy deve ...
Grid Storage Law Will Benefit California Solar Industry

Grid Storage Law Will Benefit California Solar Industry

Oct 1, 2010 7:47 PM
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger just signed a new law that could benefit the pro ...
Nearly 1,000 Megawatts of Solar Capacity Approved for California Desert

Nearly 1,000 Megawatts of Solar Capacity Approved for California Desert

Oct 1, 2010 9:00 AM
The California Energy Commission approved Wednesday the construction of nearly 1,000 megaw ...
California, Hawaii Solar Researchers Look For Ways to Make Solar More Reliable

California, Hawaii Solar Researchers Look For Ways to Make Solar More Reliable

Sep 30, 2010 9:00 AM
As fossil-fuel energy becomes harder to extract and more expensive, renewable sources of p ...
Concentrating Solar Power Rises on Mexico-California Border

Concentrating Solar Power Rises on Mexico-California Border

Sep 29, 2010 11:57 AM
While politicians in the U.S. continue to debate border control and immigration, green ene ...
Distributed Small PV Arrays Offer Great Potential: DOE

Distributed Small PV Arrays Offer Great Potential: DOE

Sep 29, 2010 11:54 AM
A study released by the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laborat ...
California Solar Installation 'Avenal' to Be One of the Largest in the World

California Solar Installation 'Avenal' to Be One of the Largest in the World

Sep 28, 2010 9:00 AM
A new thin-film solar power facility in Kings County, California will provide enough power ...
Another California Vineyard Invests in a Solar Installation

Another California Vineyard Invests in a Solar Installation

Sep 25, 2010 9:00 AM
It seems that more and more California vineyards are choosing to power their facilities wi ...
Contested Ivanpah Valley Solar Project Wins CEC Approval

Contested Ivanpah Valley Solar Project Wins CEC Approval

Sep 23, 2010 3:57 PM
Yet another major California solar installation won approval from the California Energy Co ...
Lottery Entrepreneur Proposes 100 Percent Solar Power in California

Lottery Entrepreneur Proposes 100 Percent Solar Power in California

Sep 21, 2010 11:34 AM
In action movies, we commonly see the protagonist get himself out of a tight scrape becaus ...
Sungevity Enjoying Rewards of Solar Bull Market

Sungevity Enjoying Rewards of Solar Bull Market

Sep 16, 2010 12:00 PM
California solar firm Sungevity is exactly the kind of firm that support for renewable ene ...
Largest Proposed Solar Plant Moves Forward in California

Largest Proposed Solar Plant Moves Forward in California

Sep 15, 2010 10:29 PM
A 1,000-megawatt California solar power plant being developed by the German firms Solar Mi ...
Arcadia, California Community Gets Sunvalley Solar Installation

Arcadia, California Community Gets Sunvalley Solar Installation

Sep 14, 2010 5:35 PM
California Solar installer Sunvalley Solar has finished a 20.5-kilowatt array in Arcadia, ...
California Networking Firm Installs 550-Kilowatt Solar Array

California Networking Firm Installs 550-Kilowatt Solar Array

Sep 10, 2010 12:00 PM
A high-tech firm in San Jose, California is turning to solar panels to provide electricity ...
CEC Approves Huge 250-Megawatt Abengoa Mojave Solar Installation

CEC Approves Huge 250-Megawatt Abengoa Mojave Solar Installation

Sep 9, 2010 7:03 PM
Good news for advocates of solar thermal power installations: The California Energy Commis ...
United Steelworkers Lawsuit Could Have Implications for Solar Industry

United Steelworkers Lawsuit Could Have Implications for Solar Industry

Sep 9, 2010 4:40 PM
The United Steelworkers union will file a legal case with the Obama Administration allegin ...
California Solar Dish Facility Moves Towards Approval

California Solar Dish Facility Moves Towards Approval

Sep 2, 2010 12:00 PM
The Imperial Valley Solar Project, a proposed facility that would generate 709 megawatts o ...
Renowned Selyem Vineyard Opens New Solar Winery

Renowned Selyem Vineyard Opens New Solar Winery

Sep 1, 2010 5:03 PM
Williams Selyem, a famed producer of California Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel, anno ...
SunPower Solar Tech Selected for U.S. Federal Facilities

SunPower Solar Tech Selected for U.S. Federal Facilities

Aug 31, 2010 3:00 PM
SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWRA, SPWRB), a San Jose, California solar developer and manufacturer, ...
California Sandal Company Expects a Five-Year Solar Payback

California Sandal Company Expects a Five-Year Solar Payback

Aug 27, 2010 6:10 PM
Rainbow Sandals is unveiling its San Clemente, California solar installation next week - a ...
California Officials Give Green Light to 250-Megawatt Solar Facility

California Officials Give Green Light to 250-Megawatt Solar Facility

Aug 26, 2010 5:25 PM
A 250-megawatt California solar energy facility received final approval Wednesday, reports ...
Tofu Maker Installs Solar Panels at Garden Grove HQ

Tofu Maker Installs Solar Panels at Garden Grove HQ

Aug 23, 2010 12:00 PM
Tofu is pretty well associated with eco-friendly, environmentally conscious types. It may ...
California Elementary School Goes Back to Class with Solar Power

California Elementary School Goes Back to Class with Solar Power

Aug 20, 2010 12:00 PM
For students at Grant Elementary School in Redding, California, back-to-school season this ...
SunPower to Sell Italian Solar Power Installation to Etrion

SunPower to Sell Italian Solar Power Installation to Etrion

Aug 10, 2010 10:00 AM
SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWRA, SPWRB) announced Monday that it has entered into an a ...
SunEdison and DRI Energy Enter Three-State Partnership

SunEdison and DRI Energy Enter Three-State Partnership

Aug 6, 2010 9:51 PM
SunEdison and DRI Energy announced Thursday a new channel partnership which will see the t ...
Commission Recommends Approval for Massive Ivanpah Solar Plant

Commission Recommends Approval for Massive Ivanpah Solar Plant

Aug 5, 2010 5:51 PM
The staff of the California Energy Commission recommended that the full commission approve ...
Silicon Valley Circuit Manufacturer Fires up Solar Installation

Silicon Valley Circuit Manufacturer Fires up Solar Installation

Aug 5, 2010 4:45 PM
Power Integrations (NASDAQ: POWI), the leading maker of high-voltage integrated circuits f ...
Butte College Solar Installation Makes School First Grid-Positive College

Butte College Solar Installation Makes School First Grid-Positive College

Aug 5, 2010 7:00 AM
Butte College has achieved an important milestone with its Oroville, California solar inst ...
Breakthrough Solar Technology Could Double Cell Efficiency

Breakthrough Solar Technology Could Double Cell Efficiency

Aug 3, 2010 3:43 PM
Beating efficiency limits and overheating have long been the holy grail of solar panel res ...
Solyndra Seals 16.2-Megawatt Deal with California Utility

Solyndra Seals 16.2-Megawatt Deal with California Utility

Aug 2, 2010 8:25 PM
Solyndra, a Fremont, California-based solar panel manufacturer, announced last week that i ...
Solyndra Replaces Founder CEO with Intel Veteran

Solyndra Replaces Founder CEO with Intel Veteran

Jul 28, 2010 5:46 PM
The founder and current chief executive officer of Solyndra, Inc., Chris Gronet, will step ...
Department of Energy Launches New Energy Blog

Department of Energy Launches New Energy Blog

Jul 27, 2010 3:00 PM
Last week, the Department of Energy launched its new blog, entitled EnergyBlog. The Depar ...
California's Central Valley Benefiting from Solar Boom

California's Central Valley Benefiting from Solar Boom

Jul 27, 2010 12:00 PM
The Central Valley of California is known for its sprawling farms and orchards, producing ...
California Solar Panel Company Plans Three Projects in Italy

California Solar Panel Company Plans Three Projects in Italy

Jul 23, 2010 3:30 PM
Solar power systems are springing up the world over - and a panel company based in San Jos ...
Solexant Selects Gresham, Oregon for Thin-Film Solar Plant

Solexant Selects Gresham, Oregon for Thin-Film Solar Plant

Jul 21, 2010 6:06 PM
San Jose, California-based Solexant will build a first-of-its-kind thin-film solar manufac ...
BioSolar Develops Oil-Free, Efficient Cooling Solution

BioSolar Develops Oil-Free, Efficient Cooling Solution

Jul 20, 2010 7:10 PM
A Santa Clarita, California solar developer has created a "breakthrough technology&qu ...
Premier Power and Puma Team Up In Solar Installation

Premier Power and Puma Team Up In Solar Installation

Jul 19, 2010 6:50 PM
Premier Power Renewable Energy, an El Dorado Hills solar installer, and sportswear manufac ...
Over 50 Percent of New Power Came From Renewable Sources in 2009

Over 50 Percent of New Power Came From Renewable Sources in 2009

Jul 19, 2010 12:00 PM
More than 50 percent of the newly installed power capacity in the U.S. came from renewable ...
International Movement Calls for Solar State Residences

International Movement Calls for Solar State Residences

Jul 17, 2010 12:00 PM
Bill McKibben, the founder of the Berkeley-based international climate change action group ...
SoloPower Unveils Flexible CIGS Solar Modules

SoloPower Unveils Flexible CIGS Solar Modules

Jul 13, 2010 3:00 PM
This week, SoloPower's new CIGS-based, thin-film, lightweight and flexible SFX1-i solar ph ...
Genesis Solar Switches to Dry-Cooling for Sonora Solar Thermal Plant

Genesis Solar Switches to Dry-Cooling for Sonora Solar Thermal Plant

Jul 13, 2010 1:00 PM
Genesis Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources (NEE), will change th ...
JA Solar and Innovalight Ink New Solar Deal

JA Solar and Innovalight Ink New Solar Deal

Jul 12, 2010 4:03 PM
Innovalight Inc. of Sunnyvale, California announced Monday that the firm will develop and ...
California Regulators Approve Edison-Solar Millennium Deal

California Regulators Approve Edison-Solar Millennium Deal

Jul 9, 2010 11:55 PM
The utility Southern California Edison got approval from state regulators at the Californi ...
Solar Impulse Plane Successfully Soars Through the Night

Solar Impulse Plane Successfully Soars Through the Night

Jul 9, 2010 12:00 PM
The much-heralded 24-hour flight of the Solar Impulse, a prototype solar-powered airplane, ...
First Solar Forms Utility Systems Business With NextLight Acquisition

First Solar Forms Utility Systems Business With NextLight Acquisition

Jul 1, 2010 9:38 PM
First Solar announced on Thursday that it will form a separate group focused on the utilit ...
California Winery and SPG Solar Pioneer

California Winery and SPG Solar Pioneer "Floatovoltaic" Technology

Jul 1, 2010 9:14 PM
The connection between wine, irrigation and solar power doesn't seem immediately obvious. ...
Sharp Electronics Manufactures Two Millionth Solar Panel in Memphis

Sharp Electronics Manufactures Two Millionth Solar Panel in Memphis

Jun 29, 2010 10:20 PM
Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, announced ...
California Utility Celebrates First Solar Station of New Program

California Utility Celebrates First Solar Station of New Program

Jun 28, 2010 10:05 PM
Last week, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) celebrated the first step of a join ...
Goldman Sachs Says Buy First Solar Shares

Goldman Sachs Says Buy First Solar Shares

Jun 28, 2010 6:41 PM
An analyst at the Goldman Sachs investment bank in New York said that investors should buy ...
SunPower Achieves World Record Solar Cell Efficiency

SunPower Achieves World Record Solar Cell Efficiency

Jun 24, 2010 3:43 PM
SunPower Corp. of San Jose, California, announced on Wednesday that it had achieved a worl ...
What is the Lesson of Solyndra's Cancelled IPO?

What is the Lesson of Solyndra's Cancelled IPO?

Jun 22, 2010 12:26 AM
Last week, Solyndra, Inc. decided to cancel its plans to raise $300 million in an initial ...
Southern California Edison the Sunniest Utility in the U.S.

Southern California Edison the Sunniest Utility in the U.S.

Jun 18, 2010 9:43 PM
The Solar Electric Power Association has released its 2009 Utility Solar Rankings, finding ...
Solyndra Forgoes IPO for Private Equity

Solyndra Forgoes IPO for Private Equity

Jun 18, 2010 7:21 PM
Solyndra, Inc., a California-based solar manufacturer which has been planning a well-publi ...
World's Largest Semiconductor Foundry Puts $50 Million Into California Solar Firm

World's Largest Semiconductor Foundry Puts $50 Million Into California Solar Firm

Jun 17, 2010 7:17 PM
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the globe's largest independent semicon ...
California State University Bakersfield Breaks Ground on New Solar Project

California State University Bakersfield Breaks Ground on New Solar Project

Jun 16, 2010 7:20 PM
CSUB began construction of a new 1-megawatt photovoltaic solar array that will simultaneou ...
California Company Creates Most Efficient Solar Film Ever

California Company Creates Most Efficient Solar Film Ever

Jun 11, 2010 6:52 PM
MiaSole, a California-based solar panel manufacturer, announced today that the U.S. Depart ...
Nipton, California Is 'The Most Solar Town in America'

Nipton, California Is 'The Most Solar Town in America'

Jun 10, 2010 6:28 PM
Nipton, California will nab the title of "The Most Solar Town in America" with 8 ...
Southern California Edison Moves Forward With SPVP Project

Southern California Edison Moves Forward With SPVP Project

Jun 9, 2010 12:00 PM
Southern California Edison is moving ahead with its Solar Photovoltaic Program - an initia ...
San Jose Solar Company Receives $41.5 Million in Funding

San Jose Solar Company Receives $41.5 Million in Funding

Jun 6, 2010 12:00 PM
San Jose, California-based Solexant just received a cash infusion of $41.5 million.The fun ...
California Utility Announces Solar Demonstration Projects

California Utility Announces Solar Demonstration Projects

Jun 3, 2010 11:51 PM
One of California's leading utility companies has announced some new demonstration project ...
PG&E Expects Lower Afternoon Energy Demand Thanks to Solar

PG&E Expects Lower Afternoon Energy Demand Thanks to Solar

May 30, 2010 8:03 PM
California utility Pacific Gas & Electric expects peak electricity demand to be lower than ...
California School District Going Solar

California School District Going Solar

May 28, 2010 11:21 PM
A California school district has decided to make an investment in clean energy, contractin ...
California College Announces Nation's Largest Concentrator Photovoltaic Array

California College Announces Nation's Largest Concentrator Photovoltaic Array

May 26, 2010 7:15 PM
Victor Valley College in Victorville, California is now the site of the country's largest ...
Major California Solar Project Facing Possible Challenges

Major California Solar Project Facing Possible Challenges

May 25, 2010 11:01 PM
As solar power plants have become more common in remote rural areas, they have ended up fa ...
California Solar-Equipment Company Sold for $76 Million

California Solar-Equipment Company Sold for $76 Million

May 25, 2010 3:00 PM
The solar panel arms race is heating up, and companies are doing whatever they can to gain ...
California Aluminum-Products Factory Goes Green With Solar

California Aluminum-Products Factory Goes Green With Solar

May 21, 2010 8:35 PM
An aluminum-products plant in Visalia, California is using solar panels to reduce its carb ...
California Recycling Facility Set to go Solar

California Recycling Facility Set to go Solar

May 21, 2010 5:30 PM
Solar energy is becoming increasingly widespread in California, with photovoltaic panels b ...
California Company Develops Solar Panel Backsheet from Castor Beans

California Company Develops Solar Panel Backsheet from Castor Beans

May 20, 2010 10:59 PM
BioSolar, Inc., a company based in Santa Clarita, California, announced this week that it ...
California Solar Boat Competition Creates Clean-Energy Awareness

California Solar Boat Competition Creates Clean-Energy Awareness

May 17, 2010 6:39 PM
Solar energy has applications beyond just homes and businesses, as a recent solar boat con ...
Distributed Solar Energy Program Moving Forward

Distributed Solar Energy Program Moving Forward

May 13, 2010 10:57 PM
Southern California Edison (SCE) has announced another step forward in its plan to deploy ...
California Companies to Benefit From Solar Technology Funds

California Companies to Benefit From Solar Technology Funds

May 11, 2010 10:08 PM
A handful of California companies will be among those receiving federal funds to develop n ...
Southern California Logistics Firm Announces Solar Installations

Southern California Logistics Firm Announces Solar Installations

May 10, 2010 12:20 AM
Logistics company ProLogis is partnering with Southern California Edison to install approx ...
High Solar Demand Cited in California

High Solar Demand Cited in California

May 7, 2010 8:03 PM
One important thing to watch for in the solar energy industry will be whether demand for r ...
Parking Lots Could be Well-Suited for Solar Arrays

Parking Lots Could be Well-Suited for Solar Arrays

May 5, 2010 9:00 AM
A California company is carving out a potentially significant niche for itself in the sola ...

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