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Vista Solar Installing 2.5 MW for Shelter Creek Condominiums

Vista Solar, a SunPower commercial dealer, has been chosen by Shelter Creek Condominiums, a 1,296-unit multi-family development, to design and install a 2.5 MW SunPower solar project in San Bruno, Calif. According to Vista Solar, there will be eight phases of construction of the rooftop solar system, and once complete, the project will offset over […]

Ride the Winds of the Fires for Change to Sustainable Communities

Opinion: Quickly rebuilding 8,900 buildings destroyed by the fires as “Zero Net Energy” buildings — it’s impossible, right? Wrong; it’s cost-effective and not that hard, but requires community determination and leadership. We are at the fork in the road after fires destroyed over 8,900 buildings last month and killed over 40 neighbors in our community […]

Green-Energy Choice Comes to Agoura

The City of Agoura Hills said will take part in the L.A. County Community Choice Aggregation program, a green energy plan that gives residential and business customers the chance to buy energy from sustainable sources at purportedly lower costs. At the Nov. 8 Agoura Hills City Council meeting, four of the five council members voted […]

‘DRIVEtheARC’ EV Charging Corridor Completed in Northern California

DRIVEtheARC, a collaborative demonstration project to install a large corridor of electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations in Northern California, has completed deployment and marked a grand opening on the one-year anniversary of the project’s official launch. The project installed 55 new EV chargers at 25 locations spanning from Monterey to Lake Tahoe. A collaborative effort between […]

Post-Fire Rebuilding Offers a Chance for Microgrids

It is not yet known whether trees blown into electric power lines by ferocious winds helped cause the catastrophic fires in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties. But electric lines are notoriously vulnerable to a variety of hazards, and vulnerabilities to the electric generation and transmission system are well known. It’s time to think about replacing […]

RSF School District Board Tackles Energy Storage

RANCHO SANTA FE — As power rates continue to climb, the Rancho Santa Fe School District continues to discuss alternative ways to save money. During the Oct. 5 monthly school board meeting, Superintendent David Jaffe introduced Bradley Johnson, director of finance, to present his research on battery storage solutions.    The topic was not a […]

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 […]

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 […]