Kilroy Realty has selected renewable energy provider UGE to design and supply a solar energy system for Dropbox’s new LEED Platinum San Francisco office. The custom PV array will offset the electricity used in the new six-story commercial building.
Sugar Bowl Bakery announces the installation of a 1600-panel PV system at its Hayward, California facility. The system is expected to offset 65% of the facility’s electricity usage, and will feature four EV charging stations for employees to use.
PACE for commercial gets a boost from Ygrene Energy Fund, which has raised $30 million in growth capital. Ygrene is unique in the world of PACE financing in that it provides both residential and commercial financing. Virgo Investment Group is providing the funding.
NationWize Solar completes the installation of 70 solar systems for low- and medium-income homeowners in New Orleans. That’s just part of its plan to install solar on 1000 homes by early 2015, focusing on low-cost solar leasing programs for low-income residents in California and Louisiana.
A new report from GTM Research forecasts continued growth for the solar carport market until the winding-down of the ITC in 2017. Noting that other markets beyond California are gaining steam, the report expects the market value to reach $843 million by 2016.
California-based residential solar provider American Solar Direct appoints Kevin A. Bauer as President. Bauer currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of American Solar Direct and will remain in this role as well.
A new report highlights the issues with solar permitting in Los Angeles County. A bill now making its way through the California legislature. AB 2188, would help by standardizing and streamlining permitting practices statewide -- providing a model for the rest of the U.S.
A new report ranks the top solar states, with California once again taking the top place for installed solar capacity. The report emphasizes the importance of favorable policies in encouraging solar adoptions.
A new report warns of the danger in overlooking the use of water in conventional forms of electricity generation. The report highlights the role of solar and other renewables in ensuring the world maintains enough water for a growing population, in the face of increasing droughts.
8minutenergy announces the signing of three power purchase agreements with Southern California Edison. The contracts total 457 MW, and account for over a third of SCE’s solar projects under contract.
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