Envision Solar International Inc., a sustainable infrastructure product designer and developer based in San Diego, has started development of its solar tree structure in San Leandro, Calif. with EnvisionTrak, Envision's proprietary solar tracking solution.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors denied Wednesday an appeal seeking to reverse the June 8 decision of the county Planning Commission to approve a 230-kilovolt overhead transmission line in Jacumba, moving forward a project meant to connect wind turbines planned for construction in Mexico to the San Diego Gas & Electric network.
The San Diego Gas & Electric loan repayment program aimed toward providing the utility’s commercial customers with money for energy-efficient equipment recently surpassed 1,000 qualified customers, bringing the annual savings in energy costs achieved to more than $10 million, the utility announced Wednesday.
On July 26, 2012, San Diego Gas and Electric formally dedicated and powered up the 117-mile long, $1.8 billion Sunrise Powerlink transmission line, which reaches from Imperial County to San Diego. The celebratory event was held before an audience of more than 500 invited guests under a temporary shade tent set up at the 80-acre Suncrest Substation in eastern San Diego County.
FRESNO -- As California grows warmer, nowhere will the increased temperatures be starker than in California's arid Central Valley, where farmers will have to consider whether the crops grown today will survive in a harsher environment.
San Diego solar energy project designer and installer Borrego Solar Systems Inc. has closed a new $64.4 million fund to finance solar energy projects for corporate, education and municipal customers, the company said Tuesday.
Two San Diego-based companies are among five firms each being awarded $15 million contracts for environmental consulting services in support of various Navy, Marine Corps and federal government programs throughout the United States and its territories.
From budgets to rallies and construction to curriculum, a lot is going on when it comes to education in San Diego County. The volatility has been tempered with positive change, though, including solidarity, new construction and a look to the future.
The short-term parking lot in front of Terminal 2 at Lindbergh Field will partially reopen Friday, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority announced, as progress on the terminal expansion project is allowing the re-opening two months ahead of schedule.
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.
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.
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.
In 2007, executives at Baker Electric decided to take a chance on a budding industry. After taking some lumps out of the gate, Baker's emergence into the solar electric installation market is becoming a regular and important part of its business.
Some people look at buildings and see a combination of wood, steel and mortar with a number of things inside to make them more comfortable and workable — lighting, computers and maybe a few windows, even if they can't be opened.
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.
Oct. 6, 2010 -- Sept. 23, 2010 -- Executive Editor George Chamberlin speaks with David Steel, CEO of Green Chamber of San Diego County, and Sidnee Chong, owner of EcoPackStore LLC, about green businesses.