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200 MW of solar power energized by 8minutenergy in California

8minutenergy has energized phase 1 and 2, ~200 MW-DC,  of the 328 MW-DC Mount Signal Solar Farm in Calexico, California. The 252 MW-AC facility is scheduled to complete its commissioning by the end of 2018. Mortenson Construction is serving as the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor for the Mount Signal 3 project, which features […]

Popular rooftop solar program could return to Coachella Valley after getting axed by IID

Riverside County took a big step Tuesday toward ordering the Imperial Irrigation District to bring back a popular rooftop solar program known as net metering, although the county’s legal strategy is likely to be challenged in court. In a 4-0 vote, county supervisors approved an ordinance from Supervisor V. Manuel Perez that would require IID to […]

City of San Jacinto Launches Community Choice Aggregation Program in Partnership with California Choice Energy Authority

On April 1, 2018, the City of San Jacinto launched San Jacinto Power (SJP), a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program which allows the City to purchase and generate electricity for residents and businesses in the San Jacinto community. SJP is now one of four Associate Members of California Choice Energy Authority (CCEA) with an operational […]

The City of Rancho Mirage Launches Community Choice Aggregation Program with Low Opt-Out Rate

Rancho Mirage residents and businesses now have a choice in their electricity provider, and nearly 100 percent of the community has chosen Rancho Mirage Energy Authority (RMEA), the City’s new Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program. Less than 0.5 percent of residents and businesses have opted out of RMEA since the program’s launch on May 1, […]

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 […]