Archive Category : California News: Installations

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 But from the day the plant opened for business in 2014, critics have said the technology at Ivanpah is outdated and too finicky to maintain.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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Utility-Scale Solar Surpasses Wind in California for First Time in 2015

Recent analysis from Vaisala, an environmental and industrial measurement company, reveals that in 2015 energy from grid-connected, utility-scale solar plants surpassed wind for the first time in California. Read More →

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Patagonia to Fund Rooftop Solar Installations on 1,500 Homes

While many major retailers—including Apple, IKEA and recently Whole Foods—are investing in solar to supply their own businesses with power, Patagonia wants you to have this clean, green renewable energy yourself. The outdoor clothing and gear company is bringing rooftop solar to 1,500 homes in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. Read More →

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Whole Foods teaming with NRG and Solar City to install rooftop solar at 100 stores

Whole Foods Market Inc. is embracing solar power. The Austin, Texas-based grocery chain has signed agreements with SolarCity and NRG Energy Inc. to install rooftop solar units at up to 100 stores and distribution centers. Read More →

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SunPower Solar Power Systems Planned for Four Escondido Union High School District Schools

Escondido Union High School District (EUHSD) and SunPower Corp. today announced a power purchase agreement (PPA) under which SunPower will build two megawatts of solar power systems at four district schools. The district estimates that the agreement will offset approximately 75 percent of its annual electricity demand, and save $13.4 million in electricity costs over the next 20 years. Read More →

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Local schools save with solar panels, batteries

With power rates skyrocketing for San Diego County school districts, Escondido’s has become the latest to agree to a power purchase agreement with Silicon Valley-based solar company SunPower. The deal could help bring $9.8 million in savings over the next 20 years, a district official said. Read More →

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