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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Federal officials announced the approval of two solar energy plants on public lands in California and Nevada, angering environmentalists who say the facilities will endanger desert tortoises.
NEW YORK -- Hedge funds and private equity firms from D.E. Shaw & Co. to KKR & Co. are ramping up their investments in renewable energy projects.
Envision Solar International Inc. announced that the USPTO issued a patent for EnvisionTrak, the company's tracking system that enables Solar Tree structures to follow the sun as it moves across the sky while maintaining their lineal alignment with the location in which they are installed.
The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Ramona just got a much-needed facelift. The center, which rehabilitates wounded wildlife with the hopes of releasing native species back into their natural habitat, unveiled its new medical facility on Feb. 6.
Lights Out Disposal, an El Cajon-based waste recycling company, has entered into a business partnership with former NFL star Shawne Merriman, making him a stakeholder, spokesperson and collaborator on product development and brand marketing for the company.
Holly Smithson, the former president of CleanTech San Diego, is the new director of enterprise practice at Sentek Global, the information technology firm announced this week.
With California in its worst drought in years, the San Diego City Council's environment committee on Wednesday told city staffers to lay the groundwork for mandatory water restrictions on local residents, including regulations on watering lawns that were last used during the drought of 2009.
The California Public Utilities Commission will discuss at its regular meeting on Wednesday the application from San Diego Gas & Electric to buy power from the proposed Pio Pico Energy Center.
The University of California San Diego received grants totaling more than $44 million in November from several sources, funding projects including studies on greenhouse gases and health, and geological surveys.
OneRoof Energy Inc., a home energy services provider, announced Wednesday the launch of the first comprehensive residential solar API (application programing interface) library.
At less than 10 inches tall and only six ounces in weight, the small burrowing owl is raising some big land-use questions in southeastern San Diego.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The largest U.S. electric company wants to pay North Carolina shops and homeowners less for solar power they generate by changing a pricing rule that was designed to spur production of the power, a Duke Energy vice president said Thursday.
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It's a given that a solar energy system will allow you to slash your monthly electric.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Clint Walker from Southwestern Solar Systems explains the benefits of Solar Electric for your business.
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.
Learn about San Diego's first solar-powered community.
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