March 5th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston
A project to build a solar+storage community microgrid within the Montecito, CA, fire district is being developed as a national model for other communities across the country, according to the Clean Coalition and the World Business Academy. The two organizations are boot-strapping the project and have raised some funding for the microgrid, within the unincorporated community of about 10,000 in Santa Barbara County
January 4th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
California utility Southern California Edison has increased the rebate available to customers who purchase or lease a new or used plug-in vehicle on or after January 1st, 2019 through its Clean Fuel Reward Program. The increase raises the maximum funds available through the impressive rebate from $450 to $1,000 for 2019 and stacks on top of any existing federal, state, and local rebates that may be available to customers
October 8th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Southern California Edison (SCE) has proposed 5 new Green Programs to the California Public Utilities Commission in an attempt to give customers options for directly tapping into and to support renewable electricity through their monthly electricity payments
August 2nd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Honda, SCE, and eMotorWerks are teaming up to offer Honda Fit EV drivers bonuses to charge their cars at the best possible time when electricity prices are lowest and the availability of renewable energy is the highest.
June 26th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
The Irvine Water District and Michelson Capital announced the completion of the nation's largest behind-the-meter energy storage project at the Irvine Ranch Water District's (IRWD) Michelson Water Recycling Plant. The new 2.5MW/15MWh installation is a part of a distributed network of 11 energy storage installations at the water district's recycling and pumping facilities that together total 7MW/34MWh
June 3rd, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
California is at the forefront of US states when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. Nearly 40% of those emissions come from the state's transportation sector. Not only has California always been ground zero for car culture, but it's also home to several of the largest ports in America, whose operations depend on heavy-duty trucks powered by diesel engines
February 15th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
BMW is offering a $10,000 rebate to Southern California Edison customers through the end of April. Adding all available incentives together, customers could save $20,450 on a new electric car because of this offer.
November 21st, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
A new report from the California Public Utilities Commission has concluded that the state's major utilities have already met or will all soon exceed the state's 2020 renewable energy target of 33%, and will likely meet the 2030 target of 50% by 2020.
June 22nd, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
Energy company EDF Renewable Energy has this week reportedly signed two separate Power Purchase Agreements for solar and wind energy projects that together total 600 megawatts.
May 29th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Southern California Edison is offering people who drive a plug-in or electric car a one-time cash rebate of $450. What makes it different from other EV rebate programs is that it applies to second and third owners and those who lease cars as well. Typically, an EV rebate like the federal tax credit only helps new-car buyers. If someone leases a new EV, those rebates go to the leasing company (which is often a division of the manufacturer). Although that may help lower the customer's lease payment, it puts no cash in the driver's pocket
April 3rd, 2017 | by Kyle Field
EV charging startup EVmatch aims to connect private charging station owners with EV drivers looking for a charge. The Los Angeles pilot launches this week, with free charging in the EVmatch system for the pilot users until
February 9th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
California utility companies plan to invest $1 billion to replace every diesel engine in the state with an electric motor. That includes medium and heavy duty trucks, port equipment, airport ground support vehicles, and forklifts.
January 31st, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Tesla has completed the world's largest battery grid storage system for Southern California Edison in just 94 days. It will replace a failed natural gas peaker plant and help make more renewable energy possible in the area.
October 29th, 2016 | by Susanna Schick
Last night, on a back lot at Universal Studios, Tesla unveiled the most promising facet of its impending merger with SolarCity -- solar shingles as chic and efficient as their cars. These were paired with new Powerwall home batteries that have double the energy density of Tesla's first Powerwall product. You can watch the full video of the presentation in Steve's article or further down in this on. The event was primarily for Tesla owners, so it took me longer to get up the hill from the studio gate than it did to ride my Zero from Vernon at rush hour. But I did get to hitch a ride in a swanky Model X, which was a lovely way to start the Tesla world experience
September 17th, 2016 | by James Ayre
As a result of the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak earlier this year, and the facility’s subsequent closure, the California [&hellip
July 16th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan
The California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the largest electricity grid in California, broke its own solar generation record on Tuesday of [&hellip
July 5th, 2016 | by James Ayre
The recent, massive Aliso Canyon natural gas leak led directly to the shutdown of the regionally important facility. In order [&hellip
June 14th, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan
Note: We’re trying to get back into helping homeowners who want to go solar and who want to switch to [&hellip
April 22nd, 2016 | by Glenn Meyers
The rapid growth now taking place in the EV sector is viewed by some as an extraordinary entrepreneurial opportunity for [&hellip
March 25th, 2016 | by Kyle Field
The state of California is center stage of the electric vehicle market, and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is [&hellip
February 6th, 2016 | by Kyle Field
Thinking back to the initial announcement of Tesla Energy, it feels like a lifetime ago. The launch was expected with [&hellip
January 27th, 2016 | by James Ayre
Originally published on EV Obsession. Southern California Edison — a subsidiary of Edison International — has gotten approval from the [&hellip
January 20th, 2016 | by Joshua S Hill
Leading global solar PV provider First Solar has signed a 500 MW Power Purchase Agreement with Southern California Edison. According [&hellip
January 15th, 2016 | by Robyn Purchia
Before CalCharge launched in 2014, it could take months for an energy storage startup to test and know whether a new [&hellip