Tags: California

California to mandate solar power for new homes

California became the first state in the nation to require homes built in 2020 and later be solar powered, following a vote by the Building Standards Commission. The unanimous action on Wednesday finalises a previous vote by the Energy Commission and fulfills a decade-old goal to make the state reliant on cleaner energy. “These provisions really are historic […]

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SEIA Welcomes California’s Historic Decision to Incorporate Solar On All New Homes

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) welcomed California’s approval of a new policy that will require virtually all new homes in the state to incorporate solar panels starting in 2020. The California Energy Commission voted recently to adopt the policy as part of the state’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards after working with SEIA, its member solar companies, and […]

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SF Motors Expands its Silicon Valley Footprint with a New R&D Facility for Intelligent Electric Vehicles

SF Motors has announced that it will open a new R&D facility at the McCarthy Creekside Industrial Center in Milpitas, California. SF Motors has chosen this latest facility location to push forward its innovative electric powertrain technology, tapping into Silicon Valley’s proximity to top-tier vendors and Silicon Valley talent. It currently has R&D facilities in […]

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Motiv Power Systems Announces ABC Adaptive Battery Controller for EPIC All-Electric Chassis

Motiv Power Systems at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, California announced plans to produce its forthcoming Adaptive Battery Controller (ABC), its new technology for monitoring and controlling multiple independent battery packs. The ABC represents an exciting step forward in controlling the batteries of Motiv’s Electric Powered Intelligent Chassis (EPIC) family of chassis […]

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Residential Solar Retrofit Market in California is Beginning to Saturate: Lumidyne Consulting

Lumidyne Consulting released a white paper illustrating why “an estimated 15 – 20,000 jobs are at risk in California … if steps are not taken to mitigate the downward trend of residential solar installations.” The analysis forecasts that if current adoption patterns hold, “installations of residential solar would be expected to drop from a peak […]

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Canadian Solar announces completion of sale of 235 MW California Solar Portfolio to KEPCO

Canadian Solar announced its wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy has finalized the sale of its interests in three solar photovoltaic projects totaling 235 MWac/309 MWp. The Korea Electric Power Corporation (“KEPCO”), South Korea’s largest electric utility with an installed capacity of 79 GW, acquired the interests in the Astoria (100 MWac/131 MWp), Astoria 2 (75 […]

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Solar Frontier Americas Development Sells 66 MW Solar Project to X-ELIO

Solar Frontier Americas Development, U.S. based solar developer and subsidiary of Solar Frontier has announced that it completed the sale of its solar power project, Midway I to X-ELIO. X-ELIO became the solar development vehicle of KKR, a multinational investment firm, in 2015. The 66 MWDC solar power plant is located in Imperial County, a […]

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