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On the Way to 1 Million Solar Roofs: Los Angelenos Can’t Get Enough Solar Power

October 22nd, 2012 | by Andrew

Applications to install rooftop solar PV systems continue to pour in to LA Water & Power. Some 22 megawatts worth and counting of rooftop solar power capacity have been added in the last fiscal year. The country's largest publicly owned utility has also been signing long-term power purchase agreements with utility-scale solar power project developers.


California Public–Private Partnership Launches Nation’s Largest Commercial PACE Clean Energy/Energy & Water Efficiency Financing Program

September 21st, 2012 | by Andrew

14 California counties and 126 cities have launched the first state-wide and the nation's largest PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program, which aims to boost clean energy use, as well as energy and water efficiency for commercial property owners. The landmark program stands to boost local economies, create jobs, and yield savings for consumers while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, energy, and water consumption.


4 Charts Provide Distributed Solar Lessons from California

September 17th, 2012 | by John Farrell

A new study for the California Public Utilities Commission explores the “Technical Potential for Local Distributed Photovoltaics in California.” Basically, it’s one of the more in-depth analyses of local solar power in the country, suggesting that California has the capacity to add 15 gigawatts (GW) of local solar (20 megawatts and smaller) to its grid by 2020. The study pushes the boundaries of distributed generation by assuming that local solar can be installed sufficient to meet 100% of local demand, far beyond the conservative “15% rule” that utilities typically apply


Riverside County Home Energy Renovation Program Yields Energy Bill Savings, Local Jobs, Carbon Emissions Reductions

September 13th, 2012 | by Andrew

Home clean energy project financing in Riverside County is surging higher with the launch of an innovative public-private PACE partnership, HERO (Home Energy Renovation Opportunity). HERO is boosting job creation and the local economy, along with helping consumers cut energy costs and helping the state meet its GHG emissions reduction targets


Solar Power Link Bonanza!

September 9th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan

  Despite publishing about 35 articles on solar power in the past week, there are still a ton of big [&hellip


Campaign Launched to Counter Utilities’ Efforts to Derail California’s Net Metering Program

August 4th, 2012 | by Andrew

With much of the US continuing to experience high heat and drought, distributed solar, and renewable power sources are helping alleviate the strains on electricity grids. Ongoing progress to integrate more clean, renewable energy into US power grids is threatened by utilities' efforts to derail efforts such as California's Net Metering program, however, according to Protect Net Metering.



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