First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) announced it has sold the 139-megawattAC (MW) Campo Verde Solar Project to Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and Turner Renewable Energy. Under the terms of the agreement, First Solar will complete construction of the project and will operate and maintain the power plant for 10 years. Construction of the Campo Verde project began in December 2012 and commercial operation is expected in fall 2013.
OAKLAND, Calif. – Courtney Dittmar was thrust into a tough Bay Area job market in 2009 when she lost her job of nine years at a university library. After two years of unemployment, a friend connected her with the nonprofit GRID Alternatives, which runs a Solar Intern Program funded by a $120,000 grant from Pacific [...]
MODESTO, Calif., Oct. 30, 2012. Modesto Irrigation District (MID), K Road Power Holdings, LLC (K Road) and SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) announced today the completion of K Road’s 25-megawatt (AC) McHenry Solar Plant in Modesto, Calif., which was designed and constructed by SunPower. The project created nearly 150 construction jobs, and is generating the equivalent [...]
CAMARILLO, Calif., Jul 23, 2012. www.SolarthermalMagazine.com At an employee recognition and commissioning event near the town of Adelanto in California’s Mojave Desert, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) dedicated the Adelanto Solar Power Plant, an 11.4-megawatt DC solar installation designed and supplied by SolarWorld, the largest U.S. solar manufacturer for more than [...]
SAN FRANCISCO. July 2nd, 2o12/SolarThermalMagazine.com. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today will file with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) a proposed two-year energy efficiency portfolio that, if approved, would enhance the company’s industry-leading programs. The proposal would allow PG&E to invest $433 million per year â€“ about the same as current levels â€“ [...]
The 110 MWac facility will be built on 1,100 acres and produce enough energy to power approximately 35,000 homes.
OPEL Technologies Inc. CA:OPL -5.13% , OPEL Solar Inc. and ODIS Inc., a leading global supplier of solar tracker systems and other solar related products, and a semiconductor device and process developer, wishes to announce that it has entered into a credit agreement for a revolving credit facility of up to $5,000,000 with TCA Global [...]
Rabobank and SolarCityÂ® today announced $42.5 million in structured financing to fund over 30 commercial solar projects in California. This new fund is the latest iteration of a Rabobank-SolarCity collaboration that has produced a solar-powered electric vehicle charging corridor to connect Los Angeles and San Francisco, and a series of solar installations at local bank [...]
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that its 2011 solicitation for new supplies of renewable energy brought in more than 300 offers, a new record for the utility. PG&E’s energy procurement staff are reviewing them closely to determine the most viable and cost-effective projects to meet customers’ long-term clean-energy needs. “The highly competitive [...]
LOS ANGELES, California– VYCON, a designer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly, high-speed energy storage flywheel systems, today announced that Austin Energy ( www.austinenergy.com ), the nation’s ninth largest community-owned electric utility, has chosen to protect its new Control Center with clean backup power from VYCON. With 400,000 customers and a population of almost one million, [...]
PHOTON`s 7th Solar Electric Utility Conference convenes on Feb. 2 in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, CaliforniaÂ –In his 2012 State of the State speech on Jan. 18, California Governor Jerry Brown said the Golden State is on track to meet “and substantially exceed” a requirement he signed into law last year for utilities to supply 33 [...]
The Del Norte County (California) Sheriff’s Office and County Jail have become more comfortable. The 46-year old county building housing both facilities in Crescent City has undergone an energy makeover, courtesy of a federal block grant and a low-interest state loan. The upgrade retrofitted the facility’s antiquated heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, a [...]
Cogenra Solar Receives Top Honor in Greenbang 2011 Efficiency Awards MOUNTAIN VIEW, California. Cogenra SolarÂ®, a provider of distributed solar cogeneration systemsand renewable energy service solutions today announced it has been honored as â€œHighly Commendedâ€ by the Greenbang 2011 Efficiency Awards. Selected by Greenbang research analysts and editors, Cogenra was recognized for its commercially proven [...]