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according to a report released by Environment America Research & Policy Center — Solar energy is on the rise across the United States.
Over the course of the last decade, the amount of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the United States has increased more than 120-fold, from 97 megawatts in 2003 to more than 12,000 megawatts …Read More

SunPower Corp., the second-largest U.S. solar manufacturer, and Google Inc. are creating a $250 million program to finance residential solar systems.
The solar producer is committing $150 million and Google will provide $100 million, San Jose, Calif.-based SunPower said today in a statement. The program will “help make solar accessible to more families,” said Chuck Boynton, …Read More

Constellation Energy Resources LLC has announced that it has signed an agreement with the city of Los Angeles to design, build and operate a 27-megawatt (MW) renewable energy power plant at L.A. Sanitation’s Hyperion Treatment Plant.
Hyperion is among the 10 largest wastewater treatment facilities in the world, according to a 2012 Engineering News Record report. The treatment …Read More

Top 5 States for Solar Energy - Friday, September 20, 2013

As solar energy becomes increasing more popular within the United States, many residents are becoming more eager to jump on the bandwagon. But how does one know if solar energy is truly right for their home or business?
The cost of manufacturing photovoltaic, or PV, panels continues to decrease. In addition, many states offer generous tax …Read More

Solar Installations Reach All-time High - Thursday, June 20, 2013

According to a report released by Greentech Media Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association, installations for photovoltaic and concentrating photovoltaic systems have increased 33 percent year-over-year to 729 megawatts (MW) during the first quarter of 2013 in the U.S.
Photovoltaic systems consist of solar panels, typically mounted on the roof, that absorb and convert sunlight …Read More

The California legislature has approved a measure that should speed up the creation of a major new solar power installation in San Bernardino County.

SDG&E passes 20 percent renewables - Tuesday, March 20, 2012

California utility company San Diego Gas & Electric announced at the beginning of the month that it is now providing more than one-fifth of its power from renewable electricity sources.

Two California utility companies saw recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for their support of renewable electricity and actions to help address climate change as part of the new Climate Leadership Awards.

California coal plant converts to biomass - Tuesday, February 28, 2012

California electricity company Macpherson Energy Company announced recently that it had successfully converted a major coal plant to run entirely on biomass.

California is one of the most progressive states in supporting renewable electricity, and a new report from the state Public Utility Commission suggests that the state is slowly gaining real benefits from its investment.