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California Company Fitting Solar Panels To Military Homes Across Country

Thousands of military homes in southern New Mexico and West Texas will be fitted with solar panels as part of a $1 billion plan by a California company to bring solar to military installations across the country.

11/13/2012

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Feds Approve Setting Aside Western Public Lands For Solar Power Plants

Federal officials have approved a plan that sets aside public lands across the West for big solar power plants, cementing a new government approach to renewable energy development after years of delays and false starts.

10/12/2012

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Making Solar Power Work In Your San Francisco Home

San Francisco is one of the best cities in the United States for homeowners to reap the benefits home solar power.

05/02/2012

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Phil Matier: Utility Companies Cashing In On California’s Renewable Energy Law

The KCBS and Chronicle Insider says utility companies might reap the rewards of the state’s renewable energy law and consumer’s may see higher bills.

11/24/2011

Energy Secretary Steven Chu testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee about the government support for the failed solar panel company Solyndra on Capitol Hill November 17, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Energy Secretary Denies Politics Influenced Solyndra Deal

Energy Secretary Steven Chu testified Thursday that no one from the White House ever contacted him to make a political decision on a half-billion-dollar loan to a Fremont solar company that later went bankrupt.

11/17/2011

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City Building Closures Scale Back San Jose Solar Power Plans

An ambitious plan to convert more than two dozen city-owned buildings to solar power could be scaled back because the city plans to shutter most of the libraries and community centers where the solar panels would be installed.

09/27/2011

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Dozens Of San Jose City Buildings May Go Solar

San Jose is trying to expand its investment in solar energy, with a proposal to put solar panels on more than two dozen city owned buildings, a project that fits in nicely with the city’s green goals.

09/21/2011

(L-R) Chris Gronet lead U.S. President Barack Obama and Ben Bierman on a tour of  Solyndra (Paul Chinn-Pool/Getty Images)

Solyndra Bankruptcy Could Dry Up Solar Industry Funding

FREMONT (KCBS) – While many venture capitalists remain bullish about solar companies, a Republican call for further investigation of how bankrupt Solyndra spent millions in federal loans could mean less public money for the solar […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/01/2011

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Bay Area Environmental Groups Oppose San Benito Solar Project

An unusual lawsuit is pitting environmentalists against solar power advocates in San Benito County. It’s over a proposal for a 399 megawatt solar farm in Panoche Valley, a ranchland area in San Benito County.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/09/2011

Graphic of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis facility. (solarfuelshub.org)

Ceremony Held For New Berkeley Solar Fuels Facility

The new 18,000-square-foot facility was made possible by a $122 million award by the U.S. Department of Energy that will pay for its first five years of operations.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/03/2011

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