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Solar Installation Jobs in San Jose and Sacramento California take a big step forward.

San Jose Solar News – Suns Up Solar, already a leading solar installer in Santa Cruz California, has taken a bold step toward capturing more of the San Jose California solar installers market. Suns Up Solar is rolling out new solar installation programs and plans to agressively target major markets like the one in San […] Read more

Proposed Solar Farm Has San Benito California Ranchers Hopping Mad

The same mild temperatures that make San Benito, just south of the San Francisco Bay, an agricultural haven make it an ideal location for solar. Solargen Energy wants to build a 400 megawatt (Yea, that’s really big) solar power facility the area that supports several ranchers and organic farmers. The project would deliver clean solar […] Read more

Amtrak Orders 70 Green Locomotives With Solar Panels To Be Built In Sacramento

Sacramento Green Solar News – Whats cooler than a new Amtrak train that runs more efficient that cars or planes with regenerative braking? How about an Amtrak train with solar panels on the roof. Not cool enough? OK, how about 70 of them to be built in Sacramento California! Read More – Moving a passenger […] Read more

College Students Work to Bring Solar To Dorms & Green Awareness to The University.

College students across the country are looking green these days. No, not from last weekends frat party, from a greater awareness of solar, wind and other renewable energy sources and the positive impact they can have on their lives. This example of community leadership is no better exemplified by a group of solar engineering students […] Read more

Solar Manufacturing & Installation Up Green Technology Leading Economy

The San Francisco Chronicle published an excellent article demonstrating the importance of California’s focus on solar, wind and clean energy technology. The future of economic growth is continuing down the path of renewable energy. Solar energy costs are coming down as production increases. Look what happened to computers over the last 20 years. On the […] Read more

Businesses in California Open and Expand At Much Higher Pace Than Close

The talking heads and some political candidates are blathering about the poor business climate in California but the numbers paint a different picture. The facts are California is substantially gaining more businesses every year than are closing or leaving. Opportunities for growing our economy exist all across the green value chain with solar systems, wind […] Read more

Clean Energy Laws Keep California’s Green Economy Growing

California Clean Energy AB 32 is California’s landmark law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and move us away from dirty fossil fuels toward a clean energy future. According to a new study by the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment at the University of California Berkley Law school, passing Prop. 23, and thus halting […] Read more

Energy Upgrade California, Exciting Solar Home Financing Breakthrough

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) was a key breakthrough benefit for homeowners to easily install solar. Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac put the kibosh on the program because they said it was to risky. (PACE was risky but subprime loans were OK? See cartoon at bottom of post to explain why.) Anyhoo, since then, PACE, […] Read more

High School Student Science Project = Solar School, Put Solar on the Roof of Every School

Of all the places to put solar panels there few are better than the roof of a school. Recently a high school senior selected solar energy as his study exersise and through his own research and iniative, was able to install solar on the roof of his Detroit school. Solar and renewable energy study interest […] Read more

Harvesting Solar Power To Make Clean Drinking Water Pakistan

Portable Solar power is used all over the world lighting the darkest regions of Africa and now providing clean drinking water for the Pakistan flood victims. Eco friendly portable solar can be adapted to almost any application where electricity is need. We love this example of solar creativity with a portable twist. Entrepreneurs at Water […] Read more

Proposition 23, Throw The Carpetbaggers Out! Vote NO

This blog was never put up to wade into the murky politics of renewable energy, but it is a little hard to sit on the sideline and watch the people of California conntinue to be conned by big corporations. In this case it is out of state big oil. In case you have been living […] Read more

California Solar Wineries Sizzle With Clean Power

Solar powered wineries are using the energy from the sun to not only grow grapes, but also to off-set their electric need for tasting rooms, production and on site residences. In California, Napa leads the way, but up and down the state many wineries are jumping into solar, installing panels and finding out the benifits […] Read more

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