It’s a new year, and with it comes higher taxes and more government spending. In 2013, overtaxed Californians will send more of their hard-earned dollars to Sacramento than ever before, growing total state spending to a record $225 billion.
Solar panel manufacturer Siliken Manufacturing USA Inc., and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Siliken USA Inc., based in Carlsbad, filed concurrent petitions Tuesday for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code, the companies have announced.
The statewide Clean Vehicle Rebate Project continues to facilitate a number of low- or zero-emission vehicles in San Diego, as a tally of rebates issued suggests more qualified vehicles were added to San Diego County roads in the final quarter of 2012 than in any other quarter since the program’s 2010 inception.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- MidAmerican Energy is buying two solar power projects under construction in Southern California from SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWR) that will generate 579 megawatts of electricity.
Since assuming the role of president at Baker Electric a dozen years ago, Ted Baker — the fourth generation of Bakers to run the company — has watched the industry change dramatically. His willingness to adapt has kept Baker Electric in the conversation among the San Diego area’s longest-lasting and stable electrical contractors.
A recent meeting of the newly created San Diego chapter of the California Solar Energy Industries Association proved one thing: Dan Sullivan is admired in the San Diego solar community. Attendees there revered Sullivan as a pioneer in the local industry.
When Debra Reed was named CEO of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) in June of 2011, it marked the first time in the company's history that its top executive was a woman. But it's actually one of many such milestones in Reed's career, one of the most notable of which occurred in 1988, when, after 10 years with the company, Reed was named as the first female officer of the company.
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.