One year from now, San Diego State University will have students enrolled in a new major program that will elevate the school from talking the sustainability talk to walking the sustainability walk. Beginning with the fall 2012 semester, SDSU’s new major in sustainability will begin accepting students.
WILMINGTON, Del. -- A California solar panel manufacturer that received a half-billion dollar loan from the federal government has been unable to attract much interest in its operations and now hopes to sell its assets piecemeal.
Earlier this month, volunteers from the San Diego County Bar Association teamed up with judges from the San Diego Superior Court to hold a beach cleanup with I Love A Clean San Diego. More than 140 volunteers collected 165 pounds of trash and 13 pounds of recyclables from the Crown Point Shores area of Mission Bay.
BASEL, Switzerland -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., First Solar Inc. and Solarworld AG are among global solar panel makers best positioned to survive consolidation in the industry, according to Bank Sarasin & Cie AG.
WASHINGTON -- Energy Secretary Steven Chu said Thursday that no one from the White House ever contacted him to make a political decision on a half-billion-dollar loan to a California solar company that later went bankrupt.
San Diego-based On-Ramp Wireless announced Tuesday that it has signed an agreement with Fountain Springs, a South Korean smart metering company, to deploy its advanced metering infrastructure solution (AMI) in conjunction with the South Korean telecommunications service, Korea Telecom.
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.