The Sweetwater Union High School District and SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWR) celebrated the installation of 3.3 megawatts of high efficiency SunPower solar power systems at six district schools on Friday.
San Diego Gas & Electric and Alarm.com will discuss opportunities emerging from their cooperative thermostat program in the opening keynote "Partnering for Success in Home Energy Management" at the fourth annual Smart Energy Summit in San Antonio, Feb. 25-27.
According to a report, third-party-owned solar delivered more than $938 million to the California economy in 2012, marking a single year record. San Diego, the report also said, was the state’s top city for the year in total value of home solar contracts, third-party-owned or not.
A new smart grid initiative is rolling out at San Diego Gas & Electric, bringing wireless sensors to the utility’s grid that it believes will make its network more reliable and responsive to power outages.
A plan to expand training, hire staff and promote the hiring of local residents for the building of clean energy projects in the Imperial Valley has led to an additional investment in the Imperial Electrical Training Center by the center's two biggest supporters.
More areas will be eligible for California loans that help recycling businesses, after the Chula Vista City Council voted Tuesday to renew and expand its South San Diego County Recycling Market Development Zone.
Politically, environmentalism has had a few good months in the United States. Hurricane Sandy put the words “climate change” back in the national vocabulary. Republican attempts to attack Democrats for waging a “war on coal” failed to win many votes in states like Virginia and Ohio on Election Day. In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama made climate action a priority. A climate rally in Washington is being planned for later this month, and the president has committed to conducting a “national conversation” on the subject.
The deserts of the Middle East seem to be fertile ground for American water-use technologies, say members of a World Trade Center San Diego mission that spent last week in Saudi Arabia, Doha and Qatar.
The final day of events at the 2013 Distributech Conference & Exhibition capped three days of roundtable discussions, speaker panels and exhibits sharing the latest in advanced technology available to utilities. Effective adapatation to distributed generation of solar power wasn't left out of the discussion.
While Donna Tisdale and others slow the deployment of desperately needed large-scale wind and solar renewable energy systems in San Diego and Imperial County by using the courts in order to sue, delay and sometimes achieve financial settlements, we find a less cynical awakening among those genuinely concerned for people and wildlife.
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.