Posts tagged: Southern California Edison

Are solar panels on your roof worth the expense?

By Al Vaughters BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – SolarCity’s investment of $5 billion in Buffalo and creation of thousands of jobs raises the question of how much it costs the average homeowner in western New York to install a set of solar panels at home. The fledgling solar industry deals both with the residential and commercial […]

Google Invests In California Solar Power Plant Built On Old Oil Field

NEW YORK (AP) — Google is helping to convert a one-time oil field into a solar power plant. The Internet search company is providing $145 million in financing so that SunEdison can build the plant north of Los Angeles in Kern County. “There’s something a little poetic about creating a renewable resource on land that […]

California Utility PG&E Exceeds 20 Percent Renewable Energy Standard

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) just announced that the Northern and Central California utility serving 15 million people handily exceeded the state’s 2013 renewable portfolio standard of 20 percent. The utility generated 22.5 percent of its power from “eligible” renewable energy sources in 2013. Last year, PG&E was at 19 percent, while fellow California […]

Circuit Breaker: How Solar Power Came to San Dimas

The morning broke clear, bright, and blue. Perfect Southland weather for Tuesday’s dedication ceremony of an impressive solar array housed at the Forest Service’s Technology and Development Center in San Dimas. Such was the warmth of the day that Leslie Weldon, who as Deputy Chief for the National Forest System was on hand to celebrate […]

Hawaii Wind Farm Gets Battery Backup

by Lauren Craig image via: A123 Systems A123 Systems, a Massachusetts-based developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries, has announced that it will supply a 11-megawatt (MW) Grid Battery System to Sempra Generation for use at its Auwahi Wind project in Maui, Hawaii. Power from the 21-megawatt (MW) Auwahi Wind project will be purchased by Maui […]