Viewing: July 2010

The Revolution toward Implementing Green Solutions… Solar is the Way to the Future in the USA.

Solar Technology Information – Yesterday we saw a exchange of comments on the Northern California chapter Green Building Council in which a real estate person was advising a consumer to consider solar as a last consideration when choosing a home. One forward thinking engineer jumped in the exchange of ideas and commented that that was […] Read more

Thinking of Solar? Everyone Should Know Their Rights and Laws in California

Sacramento Solar News – The 1978 California Solar Rights Act does not necessarily bar reasonable restrictions on solar installations. It does establish the legal right to a solar easement, defines which solar energy systems are covered by its provisions, and limits local governments from adopting ordinances that would unreasonably restrict the use of solar energy […] Read more

Cool Roofs & Solar are Way Cool in San Jose and Sacramento Commercial, Residential Buildings, Now the USDE Also Says So.

San Jose / Sacramento California News – For some time our friends at Dinyari Inc. in San Jose have been saying that cool roofs on commercial buildings save mega money and now the federal government is also saying it. Solar and cool roofs go together on commercial building because the materials used is not only […] Read more

Fresno & California Solar Permits Up Up Up

Fresno California News – Solar permits in the central valley are way up. It encouraging to see residential homeowners embracing the need to change our lifestyle here in California. (and across the USA) California communities are hip to saving money and have the most to loose with climate change. Lower electricity bills and greater environmental […] Read more

California Bay Area Cities Lead the USA in Solar Installations

Bay Area California News – All of the USA should all take notice that these innovative forward thinking cities are shining a light on the pathway for a new America. Renewable solar energy is our way to a secure national economic future. A strong renewable energy portfolio that includes solar, makes for a strong America. […] Read more

Solar Energy Companies Get Their Brand On In San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco, Northern California Bay Area News – Everyone who is anybody in the solar world came to the Inter Solar convention last week in San Francisco, and what a show it was. From San Jose solar companies to San Juan solar installers people came from everywhere. With solar exhibitors booth space up 24% and […] Read more

Sacramento SMUD Signs First Feed-In Tariff Contract With Recurrent Energy for 60 MW of Commercial Solar Power

Financial Post Sacramento News – The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has signed multiple 20-year power purchase agreements with Recurrent Energy, an independent power producer and a leading developer of solar power projects, for 60 megawatts (MW) of solar power to be developed in the southern portion of Sacramento County. These are the first agreements […] Read more

Sacramento Companies Can Create Jobs if We Can Get Fannie and Freddie out of our way!

Sacramento, California Business News – Fannie May and Freddie Mac are against the idea of PACE Property Assessed Clean Energy which is a new financing method that allows homeowners to pay for home improvements, like solar and window replacement, through a special property-tax assessment facilitated by California Cities like Sacramento. Both companies, Fannie and Freddie, […] Read more

East Bay California Cities Help Spur The Process for Solar

East Bay California News –  Several East bay cities government officials have put their heads together to make going solar easier for East bay homeowners.  Nice Job! Here is an example of government that works for the people! The California East Bay cities of Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin have a program that educating consumers on […] Read more

San Francisco Bay Area Company, Clean Power Finance: Solar Financing for Homes and Commercial Properties Raises 6.9 M to Expand the Leading Software Platform

San Francisco Bay Area, California – Clean Power Finance, Inc. (CPF) announced the first close of a $6.9M financing round co-led by Claremont Creek Ventures and Clean Pacific Ventures, and joined by prior investors Sand Hill Angels and clean tech investor Gary Kremen. Clean Power Finance is the nation’s leading provider of software and services […] Read more

Northern California Bay Area Schools Get Solar Panels

We love to hear about public solar energy panel projects like the recent solar commercial project installed near San Jose in Northern California where money is put to good use creating jobs while not missing a teaching moment about the benefits converting to solar energy. There is no better place to plant the seeds for […] Read more