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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 […]

California’s Visalia Unified School District to Install 1.6 MWh of Green Charge Energy Storage

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Green Charge, an ENGIE Company, today announced that the Visalia Unified School District will install 1.6-megawatt hours of energy storage at five schools in the district. The energy storage system, coupled with solar, is expected to save the school district more than $1,000,000 over the 10-year contract. The Visalia school district invested […]

Faraday Future Executive Visits Hanford

After announcing plans to locate an electric car manufacturing facility in Hanford, Faraday Future has been relatively mum about definite plans; but one of the car company’s executives paid a visit to Hanford Thursday to give an update on the company. Dag Reckhorn, Faraday Future’s senior vice president of global manufacturing, talked to members at […]

German Firm Plans 1,600-Acre Local Solar Project

The Central Valley’s Westside continues to get new large solar farm applications that include two new projects totaling near 400 megawatts (MW) in Fresno County – both in the Westlands Water District. On land leased from the Woolf family, the county is processing an application to build a 1,600-acre solar project near the Kings/Fresno county […]

New Solar Project in Works

The permit pipeline for solar projects in Kings County keeps filling up with the latest filing by Apex Energy Solution for a 3-megawatt solar project to be built at 22868 Zenith Ave in Kettleman City on a 40-acre parcel. The applicant is based in Folsom. The project, located near the Kings/Kern line, also goes by […]

Tulare Approves Kraft Solar Plant

The Tulare Planning Commission approved a plan submitted by Tesla Energy to build a 65-acre, 13.9 megawatt solar farm to supply electricity to the Kraft cheese plant along Highway 99 in Tulare. The solar farm will have some 42,000 solar panels that track the sun and also include a 8.4 megawatt lithium-ion battery unit for […]

A New Net-Zero-Energy Community Is Coming to California’s Central Valley

As the state prepares for a new building code, this 36-unit development will shed light on how such homes benefit the grid and homeowners alike. California’s largest net-zero-energy housing development is coming next year to the Central Valley. Third-generation homebuilder De Young Properties unveiled the 36-unit project Tuesday in Clovis, northeast of Fresno. The company […]

CALSTART Project Manager to Lead New Northern San Joaquin Valley Office

CALSTART is making plans to open a second office in California’s San Joaquin Valley and has an immediate opening for a highly motivated person to join our team as a Project Manager. This is an exciting time for building the clean transportation technology industry, and this is a unique opportunity to help improve air quality, prevent […]

Voters of Color in California Polled: 74% think climate change is a serious problem facing the state

Climate change will effect us all, but it hits people of color hard in many ways. On August 22nd, KQED’s California Report released the results of a poll conducted by EMC Research of Oakland: out of 800 voters of color, 74% think climate change is a serious problem facing California. To create questions for the […]