California's Solar Industry Adds 20,000 Jobs In 2015The sun certainly shone on solar jobs last year, with California’s solar industry adding over 20,000 jobs in 2015, up 35 percent from the previous year.
SF Firefighters Shocked By Rooftop Solar Panels While Fighting House FireTwo firefighters were shocked, apparently by a rooftop solar panel, while trying to extinguish a one-alarm fire at a home in San Francisco’s Bayview District Wednesday afternoon, a fire department spokeswoman said.
Tesla To Occupy Former Solyndra Plant In Fremont; Expected To Add Over 1,000 JobsTesla Motors has taken over the Fremont plant which was once the home of Solyndra, the solar company that went belly-up in 2011 and one of the more high-profile busts in Silicon Valley.
CPUC Wants All New Homes To Produce All Their Own Energy Within 5 YearsCalifornia is setting an ambitious goal for home builders that would make all new houses produce as much energy as they use within the next five years.
PG&E Toppled By Sonoma Clean Power As Top Energy Supplier In CountyPG&E is no longer the dominant energy supplier in Sonoma County thanks to the one-year-old Sonoma Clean Power, which supplies mostly solar and geothermal renewable energy.
California's Cap-And-Trade Money Helping Put Solar Panels On Low-Income HomesA new program in California is aiming to put pricey solar panels within reach of low-income families.
Napa's Kendall-Jackson Wines Becomes Early Adopter Of Tesla BatteryYour next bottle of chardonnay may have a much smaller environmental footprint after the makers of the Kendall-Jackson label jumped on board with the latest green invention from Tesla.
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.
NASA Launching Satellites To Study Magnetic Fields Just As Sun Unleashes Monster FlareNASA is launching a fleet of spacecraft Thursday to investigate the mystery behind a cosmic phenomenon in the Earth's magnetic field just as the sun unleashed its first massive flare of the year.
Google Invests In Altamont Pass Wind Farm To Power Its Mountain View HeadquartersGoogle announced on Wednesday, a 20-year deal with the Altamont Pass wind farm that will allow its Mountain View headquarters to be entirely powered by wind energy.
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.