Adding to a list that continues to grow under pressure from an aggressive renewable energy portfolio standard in the state, San Diego Gas & Electric announced Friday that it has signed another two contracts amounting to 190 megawatts of renewable energy for its customers.
Next week, the University of San Diego and the Orange County-based business consulting firmDestinHaus LLC will host an annual summit on the challenges and opportunities for creating a sustainable energy future.
Traffic was brisk as Indigo at McMillin Lomas Verdes in Chula Vista celebrated its grand opening, giving homebuyers their first glimpse of the neighborhood’s distinctive architecture and elegant interior detailing. Now McMillin is further enriching the value for homebuyers through its McMillin Green Program, which will provide an energy-saving solar power system with every home purchase at Indigo.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was an unprecedented fiscal stimulus package that made investments in a wide range of job training, infrastructure and other economic development projects. California was home to more than 23,000 contracts, grants and loans under the program, bringing more than $30 billion into the state economy.
To date, there have been no recorded firefighter deaths resulting from PV installations, but the purpose of recent training is to keep it that way, and PV module manufacturers have taken notice of the concerns.
The final legal hurdle in a battle over the development of a desalination facility in Carlsbad has been knocked down, as project developer Poseidon Resources announced Friday that the California Superior Court has upheld a decision in its favor.
As usual, the week ahead is filled with lots of awarding and recognizing, from environmental grants to innovation showcases to board-of-director appointments. Toss in a few panels on smart phones and transportation’s impact on the economy and you have a full week. Enjoy!
Complacency is baked into our species. We can’t resist thinking that recent experience defines the future. Give us a run of good luck, and we are apt to turn that into an implicit expectation that our luck will continue -- even that we are entitled to it.
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.