California regulators approve a power-tower solar plant with energy storage, saying the ability to produce power on demand justifies its high price.
Pacific Gas & Electric pumps $1.27 million more into a program that has resulted in solar panels for every Habitat for Humanity home built in Northern and Central California since 2007.
How many households will a wind or solar project power? It depends on how you do the calculation.
Community solar legislation dies in the California State Legislature, and proponents blame utilities and their “high paid lobbyists.”
With a big surge last year, California’s investor-owned utilities hit a 20 percent renewable portfolio standard target. Ultimately, they need to be at 33 percent by 2020.
California is home to a lot of big solar projects, but PG&E is bringing clean power online bit by bit with smaller PV, too, including a new 20-megawatt plant.
California regulators revise PG&E’s smart meter program to allow residential customers to go analog, but with a $75 fee and $10 monthly charge.