california solar power

California Surpasses 1 Gigawatt of Solar Energy Generation

January 15, 2013 by Kristopher Settle

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The California Solar Initiative (CSI) announced at the end of last week the State of California has officially surpassed one gigawatt, (GW) or 1,000 megawatts (MW) of energy generation during the month of December. In all, they were able to install 1,066 MW by the end of 2012. Even though the panels don’t produce as much energy when the...[read more]

Solar Crowdfunding in California: Part 1, RE-volv

December 14, 2012 by Rosana Francescato

As the price of solar has plummeted and leases have become more widespread, many more Americans have been able to go solar. But what about the 75% who can’t?More options are emerging for solar for the rest of us -- including Mosaic’s new online marketplace, which is making it possible for people to invest in...[read more]

Solar for the 75%

November 19, 2012 by Rosana Francescato

While leases are helping far more people go solar than before, 75% of us are still left out of the equation. We may have shaded roofs, rent our homes, or live in multi-unit buildings. And these are just a few of the reasons preventing so many of us from going solar.[read more]

California Hits Solar Power Milestone

July 12, 2012 by Antonio Pasolini

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1.255 GW of solar power is now generated from more than 122,000 rooftops across California. “California’s solar success is unmatched in the nation,” said CPUC President Michael R. Peevey. “In the first quarter of 2012, there has already been 97 megawatts of solar installed.[read more]

Cleantech A Beacon In The California Gloom

May 15, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

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According to the 2012 California Green Innovation Index, compiled by Next 10, the state’s investment in the clean technology is doing more than innovation. It’s also helping California grow its economy and cut emissions after one of the worst recessions in history devastated the housing sector and reduced the real estate tax base of...[read more]

Renewable Revolution: Don’t Worry, It’s Coming

May 9, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

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California currently has just 524 solar projects over 1 megawatt (MW) — but  an incredible 17,707 such solar projects will be on the grid by 2017 [PDF]. This is a huge change! And California is not the only state with such massive change coming.The U.S. is about to go through an incredible metamorphosis when it comes to energy...[read more]