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Half-Price Solar Panels – If You Live in…

From now until March 31, Santa Monica residents will have a golden opportunity to go solar, thanks to a special offer by SolarCity, in partnership with First Solar. In October 2008, SolarCity, centered in Foster…

Worlds Largest Solar Deal Announced

One of California's largest utility companies, Southern California Edison, says it’s reached an agreement on “the world’s largest solar deal” with Oakland-based solar thermal company BrightSource Energy. The deal is for 1.3 GW across seven…

Geothermal Energy Could Power All of California

Today, there are only about 50,000 acres of federal geothermal leases in production across the USA which support about 1,200 MW of power capacity. In California, geothermal energy produces more power in than wind and…

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Solar Power Plants Bloom in the Desert

There has been a 78 percent spike in the number of land-use applications received from solar projects in the millions of desert acres west of the Rocky Mountains according to the U.S. Bureau of Land…

LA to get 1,280 MW from Solar Power…

The mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, has unveiled a solar power plan for the city that the LA Times calls ‘ambitious’. The plan calls for the city to get 1,280 MW of power from…

SunRun secures $105M financing

Despite the credit crunch some banks are still willing to give loans to renewable energy projects. Solar services firm SunRun has just landed a $105 million commitment by U.S. Bancorp (USB) to buy about 2,000…