Santa Clara Students Put Spin On Solar Power For 'Tiny House' ContestThe Sacramento Municipal Utility Districts Tiny House competition this weekend is the inaugural contest challenging California college students to engineer a net-zero, miniature solar-powered house.
Solar Plane Pilot Aims To Fly By Golden Gate Bridge On Approach To Silicon Valley LandingSolar Impulse 2 pilot Bertrand Piccard hopes to fly over the Golden Gate Bridge before landing in Mountain View on Saturday night.
Solar, Wind Power Reaching Tipping Point In U.S., Driving Fossil Fuel Prices HigherEnergy producers are faced with higher coal and gas costs while wind and solar look more appealing.
Geothermal, Solar Power Facilities May Have Been Damaged In 62,000 Acre Valley FireAlameda Municipal Power reported Monday that geothermal and solar power facilities near Middletown may have been damaged in the 62,000-acre Valley Fire, currently burning through Lake, Napa, and Sonoma counties.
Google's New 'Project Sunroof' Will Tell You How Much Solar Power You Could Be GeneratingGoogle researchers say a lot of people have been asking the company's algorithm how many solar panels would fit on the roof, how much energy they could produce and which contractor should be hired to get them installed.
Apple's Chinese Solar Project, US Forest Conservation Gains Greenpeace RecognitionApple is expanding its environmental efforts by investing in a new Chinese solarpower project and preserving 36,000 acres of "sustainable" timberland in Maine and North Carolina.
SolarCity, Nest Join Forces To Get More Homeowners To Install Solar Panels, Smart ThermostatsCalifornia already leads the nation in home solar installations, but now there's a deal that could literally put sales through the roof.
Six Months Later, San Francisco's Tenderloin Cleaner Thanks To Portable Toilets For HomelessStreets in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood blocks away from fancy stores and long lines of tourists waiting for cable cars have been cleaner since solar-powered toilets began rolling in four afternoons per week.
5 Pedestrian Crosswalks In South City Upgraded With Solar-Powered LED SignalsThe city of South San Francisco has upgraded five pedestrian crosswalks in a continuing effort to enhance pedestrian safety.
Electric-Car Drivers Trading Gas For Solar PowerOwners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.
Birds Bursting Into Flames Above Solar Farm Stirs Calls To Slow ExpansionWorkers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
President Obama Announces New Solar Technology Push At Mountain View WalmartPresident Barack Obama announced pledges by more than 300 companies and state and local governments to use solar technology during remarks at a Walmart in Mountain View.