Solar Panel

Solar panels at Far Niente Winery (CBS)

Floating Solar Panels Conserve Water While Flooding Grid With Energy

If 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.

04/01/2015

Solar panels.  (CBS)

Marin Homeowner Denied Solar Panels Over Fear That Neighbors Might See Them

Betty Segars’ Kentfield home is barely visible from the street but it’s got a great view of the sun, so Betty thought it would be perfect spot for solar panels.

10/19/2014

Solar panels on the roof of a Bay Area home. (CBS)

Solar Panels To Become Mandatory On New Sebastopol Buildings

On Tuesday, Sebastopol became the second city in California to require all newly-constructed residences and commercial buildings to carry a photovoltaic energy system.

05/16/2013

Solyndra Headquarters in Fremont (Solyndra Inc.)

Layoffs From Solyndra Shutdown Hundreds More Than Original Report

Newly-released documents show that nearly 1,900 people lost their jobs last year when Fremont’s Solyndra Solar Panel maker failed last year, hundreds more than the company’s initial claim.

06/13/2012

Solyndra Headquarters in Fremont (Solyndra Inc.)

Solyndra Asks Bankruptcy Judge To Allow $500K In Bonuses

The Washington Times reports that bankrupt Fremont-based solar panel maker Solyndra hopes to give its executives thousands of dollars in bonuses.

01/12/2012

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

Obama Administration Considered Bailout For Solyndra

Days before Fremont solar panel maker Solyndra collapsed, the Obama administration considered a bailout that would have provided an infusion of cash and a new board of directors, including two directors appointed by the Energy Department.

11/02/2011