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  • Sun-Powered Schools
    by Rich Dana on October 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

    America’s K-12 Schools are learning about the advantages of solar. Across the nation, both public and private schools are installing solar panels. For schools with tight budgets, solar is making economic sense, while also providing a unique learning tool. Power-purchase agreements and other financing options are keeping up-front costs low, and imaginative installations are providing […] The post Sun-Powered Schools appeared first on Solar Tribune. […]

  • California Is Becoming the Solar/Storage Test Bed
    by Rich Dana on March 12, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    California utilities are working hard to discourage new indie rooftop solar projects, but their upcoming changes in rate structures will simply accelerate the adoption of new storage technology. San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E), Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE) are all proposing new rate structures that will move on-peak rates […] The post California Is Becoming the Solar/Storage Test Bed appeared first on Solar Tribune. […]

  • Solar Profile: Erica Johnson, Sullivan Solar
    by Rich Dana on February 11, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Starting this week, Solar Tribune will feature a series profiling committed individuals who are helping to lead the way to a brighter future, powered by clean, solar energy. The first in our series showcases the work of Erica Johnson from Sullivan Solar Power. Sullivan Solar Power is one of California’s top solar power companies. Based […] The post Solar Profile: Erica Johnson, Sullivan Solar appeared first on Solar Tribune. […]

  • Solar Adds to Home Sale Value, New Report Shows
    by Rich Dana on January 23, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Over the last 10 years, there has been a great deal of debate over residential solar and its impact on the value of homes. Up until recently, information was incomplete and most information on the subject was anecdotal. A new study led by researchers at Lawrence Berkley labs finds that a solar installation does indeed […] The post Solar Adds to Home Sale Value, New Report Shows appeared first on Solar Tribune. […]

  • Off-Grid Update: Off-Grid Solar Industry Quietly Breaking New Ground
    by Rich Dana on October 29, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    With utility-scale solar installations may be grabbing the headlines, but off-grid solar is alive and well.With increasing concerns about out aging transmission and distribution systems and more demand for electricity in remote areas, the off-grid solar industry is quietly breaking new ground. Equal Earth Offers Off-Grid Financing Equal Earth, a San Diego based renewable energy […] The post Off-Grid Update: Off-Grid Solar Industry Quietly Breaking New Ground appeared first on Solar Tribune. […]

  • Solar on wheels powers events in San Diego
    by Brian on June 7, 2013 at 9:03 am

    Stellar Solar, a San Diego-based commercial and residential solar provider, is spreading the word about solar PV thanks to its Mobile Solar Station. The mobile solar unit has ten 225 watt SunPower solar panels, and can be hired to power events like community festivals, fundraisers and athletic events – for free! The unit can also […] The post Solar on wheels powers events in San Diego appeared first on Solar Tribune. […]

  • Solar Tree: new method to charge electric cars
    by Brian on April 15, 2013 at 9:09 am

    San Diego-based Envision Solar recently installed its Solar Tree arrays at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility. It’s the second Solar Tree installation at the VTIF, and comes on the heels of Envision Solar’s announcement that the company had successfully completed pre-fabricated foundations for the arrays, which allow […] The post Solar Tree: new method to charge electric cars appeared first on Solar Tribune. […]

  • Almost $1bn generated by 3rd party PV in California in 2012
    by Brian on February 19, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Third party-owned solar in California generated $938 million last year, amounting to almost 75% of new installations in the state. That record figure comes from a new report from research firm PV Solar Report and Sunrun, a residential solar firm that specialises in third-party owned solar. Third-party ownership – in the form of solar leasing and purchase power […] The post Almost $1bn generated by 3rd party PV in California in 2012 appeared first on Solar Tribune. […]

  • California Solar Initiative reaches 1GW milestone
    by Brian on February 7, 2013 at 7:00 am

    California has reached a major PV energy milestone as state regulators announced that over 1GW of PV power has been installed through the California Solar Initiative. The California Solar Initiative is a statewide program that encourages homeowners and businesses to install solar panels, and offers rebates as high as $2.50 per watt. The ten-year, $2.4 […] The post California Solar Initiative reaches 1GW milestone appeared first on Solar Tribune. […]