Solar panels

Solyndra Headquarters in Fremont (Solyndra Inc.)

Emails Show Obama Fundraiser Pushed Solyndra Loan

An Energy Department adviser and former fundraiser for President Barack Obama pushed for Solyndra to receive a half-billion federal loan, despite pledging to recuse himself because his wife’s law firm represented the company.


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

President Obama Defends Solyndra Loan, Remains Committed To Green Energy

President Obama made his staunchest defense yet of the failed half-billion dollar federal loan to now-bankrupt Solyndra at a Thursday news conference.


Solar Panels (AP)

East Bay Solar Project Halted After Trees Clear-Cut For Panels

A solar power project that involved clear-cutting groves of eucalyptus and oak trees to install solar panels has been halted near Richmond after county supervisors said they were caught off guard on the tree removal.



Low-Income Families In San Francisco’s Bayview Get Free Solar Panels

More than a dozen low-income families in San Francisco’s Bayview District are receiving free solar panels through a non-profit solar energy group this weekend.


(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 […]


Solyndra Headquarters in Fremont (Solyndra Inc.)

Fremont-Based Solyndra Goes Bankrupt; 1,100 Workers Laid Off

A leading Bay Area manufacturer of solar power systems has abruptly shut down operations as it seeks to file for bankruptcy.

CBS San Francisco–08/31/2011


‘Solar Trees’ Popping Up In South Bay Parking Lots

Solar panels on top of several carports will provide shade, electricity and save Santa Clara County millions of dollars.


Solar Panels (AP)

$20M Solar Project Breaks Ground In Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County has broken ground on a major green project that is expected to save the county millions over the next 25 years, while also creating jobs.



San Mateo Company Partners With Google In Solar Panels

Google is making a big investment in renewable energy, by putting up millions of dollars to help homeowners put solar panels on their roofs.



Monterey Teens May Face Grand Theft Charges

Several Monterey County teenagers may face grand theft and trespassing charges after allegedly being caught trying to steal a solar panel and battery from a ranch.

CBS San Francisco–11/22/2010




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