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EBCE and Renewable Energy Partners Announce 3rd Round of COVID Relief Grants to Power the Clean Energy Workforce in California

$2 million given by EBCE to local charities since March Oakland, CA – East Bay Community Energy’s (EBCE) third and latest round of COVID-19 community grants were announced today to jumpstart new careers in California’s energy sector and support critical training in the workforce. Twenty local charitable organizations (listed below) were allocated $10,000 each, and an […]

New Housing Developments Eligible for Energy Efficiency Incentives from Sonoma Clean Power

SCP offers incentives to builders for high-performing and resilient homes in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties (SANTA ROSA, CA) – Sonoma Clean Power’s Advanced Energy Build program is powering new home construction in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties with cash incentives and technical guidance for builders. Through Advanced Energy Build, new development projects can earn up to $4,500 per housing unit for energy efficiency and resiliency features. Low-income single-family homes, multifamily housing, and projects that add accessory dwelling units (ADUs) are eligible for increased incentive amounts. The flexible incentive packages are […]

$35 Million Electric Vehicle Charging Station Incentive Project Launches in Santa Clara County

Details now available on how to apply for rebates provided by local municipal utilities, Community Choice Aggregators, and the California Energy Commission Santa Clara County, Calif. – Starting December 16, 2020, businesses, commercial property owners, and multifamily residences in Santa Clara County can apply for significant rebates to pay for equipment and installation costs for eligible […]

Sonoma Clean Power to Provide Local School Districts Free Battery Storage Assessments

Schools with existing solar arrays in SCP’s service territory can participate in energy storage feasibility study  (SANTA ROSA, CA) – Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) is partnering with TerraVerde Energy to offer financial and technical feasibility assessments for battery storage systems, at no cost, to public K-12 schools in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. Reliable backup power has […]

Bay Area Community Energy Agencies Reach Emission-Free Power Resiliency Agreements

Helps thousands of households install affordable, clean backup amid wildfire power shutoffs Oakland, Redwood City and Sunnyvale, CA – Three Bay Area Community Choice Energy providers have reached an agreement with San Francisco-based Sunrun to install up to roughly 20 megawatts (MW) of emission-free solar and battery backup power to 6,000 households vulnerable to emergency […]

Peninsula-Silicon Valley Collaboration Recognized for Advancing Electrification in Building Codes, EV Infrastructure

Joint effort supports growing movement for emissions-free new construction Sunnyvale and Redwood City, Calif. – The Peninsula-Silicon Valley Reach Code Initiative Project has been named as a finalist for the Smart Electric Power Alliance’s (SEPA) Power Players Award, for trailblazing work in supporting cities’ consideration and adoption of new building electrification and electric vehicle infrastructure codes […]

SV Clean Energy Surpasses $1 Billion in Renewable Power Investments

Long-term Contracts Will Provide Clean Energy for Years to Come Sunnyvale, Calif. – Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) has reached a major milestone in clean energy investment with over $1 billion now committed to building and operating renewable energy generation plants for residents and businesses in Santa Clara County. With the approval of a new […]

8minute Solar Energy Signs Contract with MBCP and SVCE to Develop 250 MW Solar-Plus-Storage Project

Aratina Solar Center is 8minute’s first project with Community Choice Energy providers, delivering clean, reliable, and affordable energy to power 93,000 homes LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA—JUNE 16, 2020: 8minute Solar Energy (8minute) announced that the company has executed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Monterey Bay Community Power Authority (MBCP) and Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), marking 8minute’s first contract with Community Choice Energy (CCE) […]

MBCP and SVCE Sign New 20-Year Contract for Renewable Energy

125 MW solar + battery storage  Monterey, Calif., Sunnyvale, Calif. May 27, 2020 – Today, Community Choice Energy (CCE) providers Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) and Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) announced the execution of a 20-year solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage contract with NextEra Energy Yellow Pine Energy Center I, LLC (“Yellow Pine”). The Yellow […]

SVCE Solar Customers See Largest Cash Payout to Date

$791,000 being paid to customers generating excess solar power Santa Clara County, Calif. – Throughout May, Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) is paying its solar customers for surplus solar energy produced over the past year. Solar ‘Net Energy Metering’ (NEM) customers having April credit balances greater than $100 will receive payments. More than 2,700 SVCE NEM customers will receive a total of $791,000 in payouts. The SVCE NEM program tracks the difference between the amount of […]