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Escondido-based Baker Electric grows alongside San Diego

Baker Electric, serving Southern California’s electrical needs since 1938, continues to make a bold impact in and throughout San Diego County with projects that have ranged from installing intricate electrical systems at residential and civic properties to new, sweeping solar installations on buildings throughout the region.

In the works

Here’s the latest news on some long-term projects happening around the county. Projects are listed by estimated cost.

One Paseo could be built by late 2018

One Paseo, the controversial and precedent-setting mixed-use development approved for Carmel Valley, could open in 2018 and inspire more high-density projects.

Wal-Mart launches online shop that features green products

NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart is launching an online shop on its site that aims to help customers find products that are good for the environment from manufacturers that have been leaders in sustainability.

Borrego Solar to build utility-scale energy system in NY

Borrego Solar Systems Inc. is about to begin construction of a 3.9- megawatt wholesale distributed generation solar energy system in Suffolk County, New York, the company reported Thursday.

Program to start offering rebates for airport cab trade-ins

A program to trade in older, more heavily polluting taxi cabs for new hybrid or alternative-fuel cabs serving the airport is being launched by the county Air Pollution Control District and San Diego International Airport.

Envision Solar completes testing of units used in charging system delivery

Envision Solar International Inc. announced Thursday the deployment of its autonomous, solar powered electric vehicle charging station, the EV ARC, using its new ARC Mobility transportation system.

Sempra joins Pemex plan for first gas export terminal in Mexico

Sempra Energy agreed to join state-run Petroleos Mexicanos’s plan to build the first export facility for liquefied natural gas in Mexico at an under-utilized import terminal on the Pacific Coast.

SDG&E establishes required environmental endowment

San Diego Gas & Electric announced the establishment of an endowment for the Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista, a move that would fulfill an obligation set by its permit to move the South Bay Substation.

Maxwell Technologies ultracapacitors deployed in Ireland

San Diego-based Maxwell Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) reported Wednesday that Freqcon GmbH, a German developer and distributor of renewable energy systems, has deployed an energy storage system for the Tallaght Smart Grid Testbed in Ireland.

Rooftop solar growth in Florida cloudy

The so-called Sunshine State hasn’t been a great place for homeowners to install solar panels.

SDG&E receives $5 million grant to expand Borrego Springs microgrid

The California Energy Commission recently awarded San Diego Gas & Electric a nearly $5 million grant to expand the Borrego Springs microgrid.

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Roundtables

Solar industry execs talk of dwindling incentives, effect of materials pricing on market

As November’s general election creates numerous possibilities for policy change both in San Diego and across the country, a group of executives from companies and groups involved in the expansion of solar energy systems discussed the state of their economies at a Daily Transcript roundtable.

Building industry needs education on energy efficiency, experts say

As the number of buildings attaining LEED status in San Diego continues to rise, the definition of energy efficiency and the technologies that make for it continue to evolve.

Renewables not a flash in the pan, energy leaders say

In the aftermath of the summer bankruptcy of the government-backed California solar panel maker Solyndra, expectations among renewable energy wonks, who describe the company’s failure as an outlier among many successes, remain generally high. But some policy research analysts are more skeptical — not doubtful, but still skeptical.

Local companies, nonprofits work to battle longstanding skepticism

Last week, millions in San Diego County found themselves without electricity in the wake of a multi-state blackout. But not everyone was without power.

Profiles

Lee Krevat talks future of the smart grid

Working in the energy business was never a goal for Lee Krevat, now the director of smart grid and clean transportation for San Diego Gas & Electric, and in fact was the result of a begrudgingly made career switch from Silicon Valley at the behest of his family.

Pearson Fuels celebrates 10 years

It took eight years of operating in the red before Pearson Fuels began to turn a profit, but now that the alternative-fuels gas station and distributer is celebrating its 10th anniversary, it is finally seeing revenues in the multiple six-figure range, general manager Mike Lewis said. What’s his advice to others considering entering the market? “Don’t do it.”

Making a life from a father's gift

When entering San Diego's business community about 30 years ago, Clint Walker’s aim had nothing to do with being in the solar business. His success as the co-founder and president of Southwestern Solar Systems since his entrance to the business in 2009 came about in much the same fashion his other major endeavors have.

Clean tech advocate, woman of action

Holly Smithson's thirst for action and results led her to CleanTECH San Diego, the industry association that was just being put together back then by Mayor Jerry Sanders and Jim Waring, its founder chairman.

Kyocera Solar director pursues calling to help humanity

When Cecilia Aguillon, director of marketing and government relations for Kyocera Solar Inc., immigrated to the United States from El Salvador as a teen, she grew into a young adult with a lofty goal in mind: to save the world.

Newsmaker videos

Southwestern Solar Systems

Clint Walker from Southwestern Solar Systems explains the benefits of Solar Electric for your business.

Environmental Innovation Videos

CCSE's Sachu Constantine on the solar industry

Oct. 9, 2012 -- George Chamberlin talks with Sachu Constantine, director of policy at the California Center for Sustainable Energy, about the solar industry and what its impacts are on the region, state and country.

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