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Los Angeles produces more solar power than any city in America, with San Diego a distant second, according to a new study that looked at sun-generated electricity in 57 U.S. cities from 2013-2018. The City of Angels’ No. 1 ranking is part of an overall six-year growth trend in which solar energy doubled in 45 […]
Representatives from Southern California Edison (SCE) and the San Bernardino Council of Governments (SBCOG) presented the City of Fontana with an award for being a local leader in energy efficient efforts through the San Bernardino Regional Energy Partnership. City staff earned the Gold tier recognition by participating in SCE’s direct install program, an HVAC optimization […]
March 19 (Renewables Now) – US cannabis cultivator Canndescent has completed a 282.6-kW solar power system to supply electricity to its indoor production facility in Desert Hot Springs, California. This is the cannabis industry’s first commercial-scale solar project, the company said in a statement on Monday. After two years of trying to win project approval […]
California lawmakers’ grand ambitions to fight climate change are running into a familiar obstacle: the parochial concerns of local governments and property owners. The latest battle over state needs vs. local control is being fought in San Bernardino County, where the Board of Supervisors voted last month to ban solar and wind farms across vast stretches of […]
Last session, California’s State Legislators voted to move California to 100 percent carbon-free energy. While national attention has shifted on the dire situation the National Climate Assessment Report foretells, right now, here, in the Inland Empire, nearly a third of our days registered poor air quality; thus, reducing pollutants with clean energy is of critical […]
Developers will no longer be allowed to develop large renewable energy projects in certain areas of the San Bernardino County desert. After a five-hour public hearing Tuesday, Feb. 28, the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to prohibit utility-oriented renewable energy development in rural zones and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington, Muscoy, Bear Valley, Crest Forest, Hilltop, Lake […]
A controversial policy regulating renewable energy development in unincorporated San Bernardino County is headed back to the Board of Supervisors, about a year and a half after it was sent back to planning. The policy, which will be considered during a special meeting Thursday, Feb. 28, prohibits utility-oriented renewable energy projects in rural living and several unincorporated […]
Sunpin Solar, a California-based solar developer, and Direct Energy Business, an energy and energy-related services providers, announced a renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) for the full output of the recently completed ColGreen North Shore Power Plant. The renewable energy PPA covers the full 96.75-MWdc/74.8-MWac capacity of the solar project and will serve Direct Energy Business’ retail energy […]
EL CENTRO, Calif., Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — GeoGenCo, LLC has completed their semi-final designs for their next generation True Geothermal 20-megawatt (MW) power plant in Imperial Valley, CA. GeoGenCo has a 15 MW Power Purchase Agreement with Imperial Irrigation District (IID) and expects to be providing power by June of 2020. Jim McIntosh (Mac), GeoGenCo’s CEO and […]
From RivCo: The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has awarded nearly $1 million to make homes in the Coachella Valley more energy efficient, improve air quality and reduce energy costs for residents. The SCAQMD Governing Board, at its Jan. 4 meeting, voted to award $966,667 to Alcal Specialty Contracting for a residential energy efficiency […]