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Sunworks to add 1-MW solar project to San Bernardino mobile home park

Sunworks will install a 1-MW solar system for Meridian Terrace Mobile Home Park, a San Bernardino, California-based mobile home community of 268 homes. The Sunworks solar installation is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2018 and is expected to produce a majority of the property’s electricity needs within its first year of operation. […]

Coachella Valley residents could save $74 per month from California’s new solar mandate

California will require most new homes to have rooftop solar panels starting in 2020 — and Coachella Valley residents could save more money than anyone else in the state. On average, California home buyers are expected to save nearly $10,000 from the solar mandate and other new energy-efficiency rules. New home prices are estimated to rise by […]

Highland Announces the City’s Largest Solar Project

The Highland Area Chamber of Commerce helped Immanuel Baptist Church celebrate its $1.2 million solar project that will provide 91 percent of its electricity needs. Ironically, the ribbon-cutting was held on a cloudy, chilly day, on Thursday, April 19. Highland averages 283 sunny days a year. Craig Huff, director of campus operations and a director […]

In the California desert, a battery project looms over Native land

A company wants to build the world’s biggest battery in the California desert east of Joshua Tree National Park, near the Arizona border. From Interstate 10, this land at the foot of the Mule Mountains may look empty, but it’s full of history. Last year, Tesla plugged in a 100-megawatt battery in Australia — the biggest ever. […]

Board OKs Edison Agreement in Next Phase of Electricity Buying Plan in Riverside

A divided Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved an agreement with Southern California Edison defining Riverside County’s responsibilities in establishing a “Community Choice Aggregation” program, under which the county will be able to buy electricity on the open market — in competition with sCE — based on the goal of delivering power to residents in unincorporated […]

Cheaper, cleaner energy coming to Rancho Mirage

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Rancho Mirage residents could soon see a less expensive power bill heading into the summer.  A new program will allow the city to choose its own source of electricity. The Community Choice Aggregation Program allows California cities, counties, or other agencies to choose where to purchase their electricity. This means Rancho Mirage […]

Victorville, Apple Valley seeing gold with energy conservation

Recent honors were received by Victorville and Apple Valley for energy-saving measures that afforded the two municipalities upgraded status within the High Desert Regional Energy Leader Partnership (HDR). Victorville and Apple Valley earned gold-level awards earlier this month at a luncheon hosted by HDR, which works with the San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization (SJVCEO) […]

New energy program gives residents a choice

Simi Valley is the newest Ventura County city expected to join an energy program that aims to lower power costs for residents and provide more options for electricity. The City Council on Jan. 29 voted 4-0, with Councilmember Glen Becerra abstaining, to move forward with plans to bring in electricity supplier Los Angeles Community Choice […]

How a Solar Microgrid Is Helping an Indigenous California Tribe Achieve Community Resiliency

With this year’s major storms cutting power for millions of Americans for days—and in the case of Puerto Rico, months on end—the question of how we make our electrical grid and our communities more resilient is on a lot of people’s minds. But for people who live in remote communities where electricity has always been […]

Power program will cut costs 3% in San Jacinto when customers buy from city, not SCE

San Jacinto residents will soon be paying less for electricity. Under a program starting April 1, customers will be buying power from the city, not Southern California Edison — and save 3 percent on the costs. Utilizing the San Jacinto Power Community Choice Aggregation Program, the city will be buying power directly from those who generate it. “It’s […]