Repeated Power Shutoffs Spur Homeowners To Install Backup BatteriesAfter multiple power shutoffs and the looming threat of more to come, some Bay Area property owners have had enough and are exploring ways of getting themselves off the power grid.
Gov. Brown Signs Historic Green Energy BillCalifornia would set a goal of phasing out all fossil fuels from the state's electricity sector by 2045 under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
California Regulator OKs Solar Panels Mandate For New HomesCalifornia moved a step closer Wednesday to requiring solar panels on new homes and low-rise apartment buildings starting in 2020.
Tesla To Build Giant Battery In Australia Amid Energy CrisisTesla announced on Friday it will build the world's largest lithium-ion battery in southern Australia, part of a bid to solve an energy crisis that has led to ongoing blackouts across the region.
One Of San Francisco's Painted Ladies Goes SolarOne of the Painted Ladies on San Francisco's Alamo Square has embraced solar power.
Port of Oakland to Buy $8.9 Million in Solar PowerThe port will buy about 11,000 megawatt hours of solar-generated electricity from a solar farm in Lancaster.
Tesla CEO Musk Promises Power Fix For South Australia In 100 Days Or The Work Is FreeTesla chief Elon Musk is promising to solve an energy crisis in Australia or his company's services are free.
Google To Run Completely Off Renewable Energy In 2017Google is making a 100 percent commitment to green energy in 2017, making it the number one purchaser of renewable energy in the U.S.
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.