A school district located in Northern California will be going solar in an effort to stabilize finances and dramatically reduce its carbon footprint.
Due to a sharp decrease in the price of solar panels, the cost of installing California solar energy continues to fall.
Californian utility companies threaten solar with AB 327, a bill that will eliminate the NEM program for solar customers among other things.
A major challenge for states like California that are trying to meet renewable portfolio standards (RPS), standards which dictate the minimum percentage of electricity that a state needs to derive from renewable sources, is to find energy storage options that are both affordable and effective.
Debbie and Joe went solar back in 2006 when they installed their solar electric (PV) system and solar hot water system. Since then, they have enjoyed the benefits of solar energy.
The two main arguments that are often cited in favor of Los Angeles and Orange County solar power are economic and environmental.
Electric vehicles like the Tesla Model S, the Nissan Leaf and the BMW i3 are becoming much more viable options for customers looking to save money on gasoline and energy costs.
The Brightsource Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, in the Mojave Desert of California, is ready to go online, and pending approval by the California Public Utilities Commission should begin generating electricity very soon.
Whether the state of California and the country as a whole can move away from fossil fuels depends largely on the growth of renewable energy sources such as solar power, as these are the only solution that provides the electricity we need affordably without the pollution of coal and oil or the dangers of nuclear […]
The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gina McCarthy, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last week after an unexpected delay due to political gridlock over the role of the EPA in regulating environmental impact.