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2011-09-22 15:36:00

FOWLER, Calif., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Jerry Brown and representatives from TerraVerde Renewable Partners (TVRP) visited Marshall Elementary School in Fowler, California on Thursday, September 22, 2011, where the Governor signed SB 585 (Kehoe), legislation that restored funding for the California Solar Initiative Rebate Program, including solar rebates for projects in California School Districts. TerraVerde Renewable Partners, a leader in overseeing solar projects for...

2011-06-21 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SunRun, the nation's leading home solar company, today announced a partnership with the Sierra Club, America's largest grassroots environmental organization, to bring affordable solar to thousands of Southern California homes. The partnership kicks off the start of summer and helps families save money by taking control of their energy costs. "This is a high priority for the Sierra Club. In order to end our dependence on dirty energy, we...

2011-06-06 12:39:00

EDF Helped Shape CPUC Requirements; Now Releasing Framework to Assess California Utilities' Progress Meeting Those Goals SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today released a framework to critically evaluate how effective California public utilities' plans to upgrade the state's outdated electricity network into a digital smart grid will be at delivering environmental and consumer benefits. The California Public Utility Commission...

2011-05-31 20:57:00

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ComEd and other proponents of grid modernization applauded the General Assembly's passage of SB 1652. The bill now goes to Gov. Pat Quinn, who can enact the most comprehensive electric utility-based job creation and capital investment program in generations. "We are enormously encouraged by the support of the General Assembly this week as it shows the deep commitment of legislators to create jobs and make the investment necessary to propel...

2011-05-05 14:11:00

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmentally-aware homeowners looking to live a bit 'greener' -- while significantly saving some 'green' ($) on monthly utility bills -- can turn to the experts in solar panel installation, American Vision® Solar. The veteran company is excited to spread this powerful message and solar-educate Californians about a brighter future for our planet, and our household budgets. Those who are willing to take the leap into...

2011-05-05 00:00:29

A San Diego based solar company recently commissioned the first solar hot water system in Orange County that participated in the new California Solar Intitiative Rebate Program (CSI). San Diego, CA, Orange County, CA (PRWEB) May 04, 2011 California Solar Thermal, Inc. (CST), a San Diego-based solar company recently commissioned a solar water heating system at The Springdale Apartments in Huntington Beach. The system was placed into operation on April 19th and has been producing solar hot...

2011-03-14 16:56:00

CHICAGO, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) on Monday commended Gov. Pat Quinn for standing up for Illinois consumers and vetoing two bills that could have slammed Land of Lincoln residents with higher heating costs for years to come. Gov. Quinn announced Monday that he would veto SB 3388 and SB 1927, which would have funded coal-to-gas plants in Chicago and Southern Illinois' Jefferson County. The legislation, which passed the Illinois Senate in...

2011-03-09 08:39:00

BETHESDA, Md., March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prudent Energy, the designer, manufacturer, and integrator of the patented Vanadium Redox Battery Energy Storage System (VRB-ESS®), has been awarded a grant from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), in cooperation with SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB), Pacific Gas and Electric, KEMA, and Sandia National Laboratories of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), to build and operate a VRB-ESS® with...

2011-03-08 09:08:00

RICHMOND, Calif., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SunWater Solar today announced the completion of a solar water-heating system installed at a Housing Authority of the City of Alameda building on Park Street in Alameda, California. Designed and built by SunWater Solar, the system will reduce utility bills by meeting up to 70% of the 65-unit building's hot water load. The system is powered by 28 Heliodyne Gobi 410 collectors. A Heliodyne Delta T Pro monitoring device will provide online...

2011-01-24 05:00:00

NAPA, Calif., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean Power Research®, one of the California Solar Initiative (CSI) RD&D grant awardees, has released a free, high resolution solar resource data set covering the entire state of California as part of its CSI grant. SolarAnywhere Enhanced Resolution (ER) enhances SolarAnywhere - a web-based solar irradiance data service - to provide industry-leading spatial resolution of 1 km x 1 km and temporal resolution (frequency) of 30...