Capturing Solar & Putting It To Work In New Ways To Make Electricity

The sun puts out enough solar energy in one hour to power the entire earth for a year. That is some serious power. That being said, why aren’t we universally using solar to power everything? The fact is, usually, capturing the suns solar energy and putting it to work in the form of electricity is […] Read more

With Power Outages On The Rise Across America, Do You Need An Emergency Battery Backup System?

Nothing makes me more nervous than when the power goes out here in Northern California. Non-disaster U.S. power outages are up 124% since the early 1990’s. The number of people on average affected on a daily basis by U.S. power outages are now up to 500,000. The cost of new utility lines run an average […] Read more

California Christmas Gift From Voters. Victory For Solar Energy

Californians have a right to celebrate. Prop 23 went down in flames, with 61% of voters against it and 39% in favor. Additionally, California was handed triple victories with the defeat of prop 23, election of Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer. Solar and renewable energy jobs may only be a drop in the bucket in […] 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

Solar Feed-in Tariffs Could Be The New Clean Energy

A Feed-in tariff or FIT is a program largely accredited to and made popular in Germany driving their solar and renewable installations. The energy policy is designed to encourage installation of solar and wind renewable energy driving the technology closer to grid parity. Grid parity is an energy term that relates to the point at […] Read more

Investing Big In Green Business, Google Will Now Help Power East Coast

Google recently signed an agreement investing in electrical generation on a utility-scale in the Mid-Atlantic coast region. Wind and solar development is good for business and good for the environment were the key reasons Google cited. The Atlantic Wind Connection project will create thousands of jobs while improving consumer access to clean energy while decreasing […] 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

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