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California net metering structure to endure through 2019

The California Public Utilities Commission has taken steps toward maintaining the state’s net energy metering tariff, with minor changes, for at least the next three years. Owners of solar systems larger than one megawatt could see grid interconnection fees increase slightly.One of the propose Read More...

Nearly 30% of PG&E's retail electricity is renewable, company says

San Francisco-based utility Pacific Gas and Electric recently said it is beating California's renewable portfolio standard as the renewable energy it delivers to its customers has reached nearly 30%.Considering the company’s entire energy portfolio, more than 58% of the electric Read More...

Major zipper manufacturer goes solar, offsets nearly 100% of power consumption

Zipper manufacturer YKK teamed with panel provider Mitsubishi Electric US and installer SunGreen Systems on a 521-kW solar PV system located on the roof of YKK’s Anaheim, Calif., plant. Research found that YKK could cover most of its energy costs through solar at that particular facility, Read More...

California geothermal plant gains preliminary approval

...d require them to get approval from the California Energy Commission, in addition to ...start by 2020. The Imperial Valley is one of California's largest agricultural centers.... one of California's largest agricultural centers. Read More...

Duke Energy Renewables acquires 20 MW solar project in California

...e and across the U.S." ...bsp;The deal brings Duke Energy Renewables’ California utility-scale solar portfolio to seven ...renewable energy credits will be sold to Southern California Edison through a 20-year agreement. Duk Read More...

Regency Centers completes solar installations at California shopping centers

Regency Centers, a owner, operator and developer of grocery-anchored shopping centers, completed installations totaling more than 750 KW of rooftop solar photovoltaic systems in California through a partnership with its retail partners and SoCore Energy. The combined installations inc Read More...

San Francisco passes law to require solar panels on new buildings

...ter World recently reported. The very sunny  California, according to that report, could genera...y and our region." Under existing state law, California's Title 24 Energy Standards require 15%...ready" roof area to have solar actually installed. Read More...

Palm Springs approves entry of clean energy financing program for city property owners

...rticipate in new program — called CaliforniaFIRST — that will provid...sts, according to a May 6 news release. CaliforniaFIRST is a type of property assesse...ember for Palm Springs, said in a statement.  Read More...

Clean Power Plan could mean big savings for California commercial properties

...bama's Clean Power Plan, commercial properties in California could cut their electric utility costs ...ly, natural gas bills for commercial buildings in California could be reduced by almost 5%, or rough...ld see the greatest benefit from these changes in California, with expected electric savings of appr Read More...

Renewables, imports surpass gas use in California

...especially during the daylight hours....ctricity consumption in the area serviced by the California Independent System Operator, or CAISO,&...on in CAISO, especially during the daylight hours. Read More...

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ACEEE unveils state rankings for energy efficiency

...s more control over how and when they use energy."..., but the first time it shared the spotlight with California, which last held the title in 2010, the...s more control over how and when they use energy." Read More...

IKEA completes 4th California biogas fuel cell project

...l cells, supplementing onsite solar arrays atop four of its California stores.Slightly larger than the physical size of a commercial backup generator, the 200 kW, biogas-powered project will produce approximately 1,665,101 kWh of electricity annually for the store, IKEA said in a Jan. 12 news releas Read More...

70 MW of energy storage comes online in California

...and Edison International subsidiary Southern California Edison announced that their 80 MWh...MW of capacity, were built quickly following California Public Utilities Commission's May 2016 ...s storage caused by a monthslong leak at Southern California Gas Co.'s Aliso Canyon.  That leak Read More...

California pizza franchise eyes rooftop solar

Following the successful installation of a commercial photovoltaic solar installation at the company's Sacramento headquarters, a popular pizza restaurant franchise is now looking to expand the technology to each of its 64 locations across California, Nevada and Oregon. A recently complete Read More...

California bill aims to increase RPS to 100%

...of state legislative sessions in full swing, California recently the second state to have a law...crat, has proposed legislation that would require California to source 100% of its electricity from ...eported: De León's bill would require California to hit 50 percent renewable energy by 2 Read More...

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