CALIFORNIA NEWS: Installations

Solar Installations in California, as in most states, are classified as Residential, Commercial and Utility Scale. This section provides news related to major Utility Scale developments, with partial coverage of the more significant Commercial developments and collective Residential capacity growth. Community Solar projects are reported in a later section.


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Apple Now Runs On 100% Green Energy, And Here’s How It Got There

Fast Company It did so by locating or creating renewable energy sources for the power-hungry data centers it was building as services such Read More →

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Aera Energy & GlassPoint To Build California’s Largest Solar Farm At Belridge Oilfield

Aera Energy, one of California’s largest oil and gas producers, will partner with GlassPoint Solar to build the State’s largest Read More →

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Ivanpah solar plant built to limit greenhouse gases is burning more natural gas

The behemoth Ivanpah solar power plant built with federal subsidies to combat climate change is using increasing amounts of natural Read More →

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A Huge Solar Plant Caught on Fire, and That’s the Least of Its Problems

Ivanpah, the world’s largest solar plant, is a glittering sea of mirrors, concentrating sunlight into three glowing towers. It is a futuristic vision rising out of the Mojave desert. But from the day the plant opened for business in 2014, critics have said the technology at Ivanpah is outdated and too finicky to maintain. Read More →

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Aquion installs storage for microgrid at California winery and farm

Aquion Energy and Ideal Power have teamed up to provide storage capability to a microgrid that enables a California winery and farm to be energy self-sufficient. The energy storage installation provides the farm and winery the capability for solar self-consumption, peak shaving and load shifting services. Read More →

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