Tag: San Diego Gas & Electric

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Big Solar Is Having A Banner Year In US

We’re only eight months into the year, and utility-scale solar installations in the United States have already surpassed the total for all of last year. Data from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [PDF] shows 1,774 megawatts of new Big Solar… Read More
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Solar Ramping Up On The Sunrise Powerlink

Imperial County’s big solar future is unfolding, and quickly, with projects popping up left and right along the Sunrise Powerlink. Earlier this year, Tenaska Imperial South partially went online, becoming the first big solar plant to put power on the… Read More
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More Giant-Sized Solar Goes Online In California

There’s more big solar online in California – 110 megawatts on 900 acres of privately owned scrub in Kern County, about 20 miles northwest of solar-crazy Lancaster. A first stage of the Catalina Solar project, built by Bechtel for EDF… Read More
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Sunrise Powerlink Going Green With Ocotillo Wind

Editor’s note: Updates have been added at the bottom of this story since its original publication. Within the next few days, the Sunrise Powerlink, the 500,000-volt transmission line that stretches 117 miles through the desert and over the mountains from… Read More
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SD Zoo Solar-To-EV System Is The Real Deal

If you’re going to do a solar-to-electric-vehicle system, you might as well do it right. (This is a topic we explored in a story a few months ago.) Looks like the San Diego Zoo did it right. With 90 kilowatts… Read More
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San Diego Gas & Electric Rules The Smart Grid

Who rules the smart grid? San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) rules the smart grid. This according to Power magazine, which recently awarded the Southern California utility its 2012 POWER Smart Grid Award in recognition of launching what it termed… Read More