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.
Californians Installing Solar At High Rates; Incentive Programs Running OutThis despite the state's incentive program winding down with its goal nearly achieved.
Solar-Powered Plane Attempts Historic Flight From Mountain ViewA plane with the wingspan of a jumbo jet lifted off from Moffett Field Friday morning to attempt a historic cross-country journey using only solar power..
San Jose Solar Power Firm Shutting Plant; Oregon Taxpayers On The HookA struggling Silicon Valley solar power company will suspend its Portland operations in June and lay off 29 workers, leaving Oregon agencies that provided funding to the company on the hook for millions of dollars.