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San Diego’s Community Choice Energy Technical Study Stands up Under Scrutiny

San Diego struggles under the yoke of the highest electricity prices in the state. Meanwhile, thousands of cities across the United Stateshave executed a plan to reduce their electricity prices, called Community Choice Energy. City officials hired an expert to determine if Community Choice would work here too. The technical study, also known as the […]

New Solar Array to Provide 67 Percent of Tracy Facility’s Energy Needs

Taylor Farms Pacific unveiled its new 300,000-square-foot solar installation situated atop its west San Joaquin County facility. According to a statement released detailing the project, the solar array will provide 67 percent of the energy needs at the location. There are 8,024 panels in the installation, which occupies 7.5 acres of the facility’s rooftops. Taylor […]

Lemoore Charged up over Charging Stations

The ChargePoint company says they are helping more people choose to drive electric. The company was recently awarded a California Energy Commission grant to develop, own and operate high-speed EV charging stations along key highway corridors in California. Now they want to install a station in Lemoore the City Council heard about at a study […]

Solar Alliance to Build Project for California Cannabis Grower

Solar provider Solar Alliance Energy Inc. has signed an agreement with Coachella Brands Inc. for the design and construction of a 600 kW ground-mounted solar project at a new legal cannabis growing and processing facility in California. Solar Alliance says its engineering team analyzed Coachella’s requirements and designed a system that will offset a large […]

Solana Pacific Snips Ribbon on New Solar Panels

The Solana Beach School District flipped the switch on its new solar panel system on the Solana Pacific Elementary School campus Nov. 3, the first renewable energy project in the school district. The ceremony for the new solar project was the first ribbon-cutting event for one of the district’s Measure JJ projects. Solana Beach School […]

Kilroy Celebrates New Solar Project in Carmel Valley

Kilroy Realty celebrated its new solar project with a ribbon-cutting event on Nov. 2 at Kilroy Centre Del Mar in Carmel Valley. The project is part of Kilroy’s commitment to sustainability as well as a contribution to San Diego’s Climate Action Plan that seeks to achieve 100 percent citywide renewable energy usage by 2035. Working […]

Valley Clean Energy Alliance Gives SMUD the Green Light

For the record… The Valley Clean Energy Alliance has plugged into Sacramento Municipal Utility District, which will provide power for Davis, Woodland and much of unincorporated Yolo County. The decision means that the Sacramento-based energy provider will source power for the VCEA’s portions of Yolo County, while also offering technical service, data management, customer support […]

A Tidal Wave of Local Clean Energy in California

Menlo Spark is an independent nonprofit working to help Menlo Park, California, become climate neutral by 2025. It is working with Peninsula Clean Energy to provide clean energy to San Mateo County. RMI worked as a strategic advisor to Menlo Spark in the early stages of its effort. A clean energy revolution is quietly washing […]

California May Reach 50% Renewable Power Goal by 2020 — 10 Years Early

Two years ago, Gov. Jerry Brown signed an ambitious law ordering California utility companies to get 50 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030. It looks like they may hit that goal a decade ahead of schedule. An annual report issued Monday by California regulators found that the state’s three big, investor-owned utilities […]