Solar energy

Feds Pledge $75M For Converting Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel At Berkeley Lab, CaltechFederal officials have pledged $75 million for the study of harnessing solar energy for fuel production at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology.
Floating Solar Panels Conserve Water While Flooding Grid With EnergyIf you have solar panels on your roof you probably feel pretty good about helping the environment. But, as it turns out, you could potentially be helping with the drought too – if you have a pond on your property.
Shared, Community Solar Energy Model Spreads Into CaliforniaA new concept in renewable energy is catching fire across the country, allowing customers who might find solar panels too expensive or impractical to buy green energy anyway.
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Apple To Build Huge Solar Energy Farm In Monterey County To Power 'Spaceship' Complex, Retail StoresApple will spend $850 million on a massive solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's new office campus, retail stores and its other California operations.
California Company Fitting Solar Panels To Military Homes Across CountryThousands 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.
Feds Approve Setting Aside Western Public Lands For Solar Power PlantsFederal 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.
Making Solar Power Work In Your San Francisco HomeSan Francisco is one of the best cities in the United States for homeowners to reap the benefits home solar power.
Phil Matier: Utility Companies Cashing In On California's Renewable Energy LawThe 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.
Energy Secretary Denies Politics Influenced Solyndra DealEnergy 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.
City Building Closures Scale Back San Jose Solar Power PlansAn 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.
Dozens Of San Jose City Buildings May Go SolarSan 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.