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

We Bail Out Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac… and This is How We Are Repaid? Protect PACE Clean Energy Retrofit Programs

PACE solar financing is facing a serious threat from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that could render these programs dead in the water. The Department of Energy, state and local governments, and many others working to address this problem. Yet, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have repeatedly missed their own deadlines for resolving the issue. […] Read more

Sacramento Utility SMUD is Leading The Way to Standardize Sacramento Solar Installation Permits

Federal and California government via California solar incentives deserve much credit for making solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems (solar panels) more affordable for California homes and commercial business. Solar companies and manufactures are also making great strides to lower the cost of solar over the last 24 months. Solar permit fees are passed on to […] Read more

Being Army-Strong for Solar, New Military DOD Solar

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently selected the team of ACCIONA Solar Power and the Clark Energy Group to develop a massive solar energy project. The first phase alone consists of five sites over 21 square miles, which will produce a cumulative 500 megawatts (MW) of power at the Fort Irwin military complex, located […] Read more

Mobile. iPad & Laptop Portable Battery Booster.

Most laptop batteries are manufactured by all the leading companies in the market like Samsung, Toshiba, Panasonic, Acer, Compaq, Dell, Gateway, HP, IBM, Sony, last but certainly not least, the new hot Apple iPad. We had a friend recently join the Peace Corps and wanted to find a way to reliably charge his iPad battery […] Read more

Solar Is For Everyone

Assessing a homeowners energy consumption and designing high-performance solar system installation and integrate it into a customers home in an aesthetic manner seems simple enough. But we are finding that homeowners who know a little about solar are sometimes the toughest customers to sell because they have been told by some solar sales persons that […] Read more

Solar Monitoring, Home Solar Performance Solar Monitor

Sunday afternoon in the backyard in Sacramento. The sun is shining. My neighbor nods in the direction of my solar power system and says, “what’s it earning now?” One glance at my SMA Sunny Beam is enough. The results leave your neighbor whistling in appreciation. It really creates a good feeling knowing my home solar […] Read more

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