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SolarCraft Completes Solar Power Installation for Congregation Shomrei Torah  

North Bay Synagogue Sees the Light 

 

Novato, CA (October 2014)—Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft announced the completion of a
34 kW solar panel system at Congregation Shomrei Torah in Santa Rosa, CA.  Designed and built by SolarCraft, the North Bay Synagogue’s system will reduce their carbon footprint while saving thousands in utility costs in the years to come.

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TerraVerde Renewable Partners Helps Burton School District Reduce Energy Costs

Innovative Combination of Cutting Edge Energy Storage Systems and Solar Power Projected to Save the District About $6 Million

 

LARKSPUR, Calif., September 16, 2014 – TerraVerde Renewable Partners, an independent energy advisor that helps schools, public agencies and private companies reduce energy costs, today announced that its client, Burton School District, has entered into a contract with SolarCity for the installation of advanced energy storage systems and solar generation systems across nine of their sites.  The new systems are projected to save the school district about $6 million in electricity costs over the next 25 years. The Burton School District paired battery storage and solar project will be one of the first of such projects to be implemented under California’s advanced energy storage rules released in late spring.

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Thursday, September 04, 2014 01:09 PM

Sun Light & Power Cements Partnership With Soled Benefit Corporation

Investment in San Rafael-based solar electric finance specialist unites two California Benefit Corporations to provide low-cost clean energy for schools, municipalities and public service organizations

 

BERKELEY CA -- Berkeley-based Sun Light & Power, a leading California solar contractor established in 1976, has acquired a significant stake in SolEd Benefit Corporation., a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) provider and energy finance firm headquartered in San Rafael.

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Monday, August 25, 2014 12:00 AM

KYOCERA Solar Modules Achieve "Performance Leader" Rating in GTM Research's Reliability Scorecard

KYOCERA is Only Manufacturer to Earn Highest Rating Across All PV Module Tests

 

Scottsdale, AZ – August 25, 2014 – Kyocera Corporation announced today that Kyocera is the only solar module manufacturer to rank as a Performance Leader in all six categories in independent testing by PV Evolution Labs, as reported in GTM Research’s July 2014 PV Module Reliability Scorecard.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:00 AM

State Legislature Passes Bill to Lower Cost of Solar Through Streamlined Permitting

AB 2188 (Muratsuchi) Aims To Cut Byzantine Permitting Procedures For Homeowners Wins Bipartisan Support in Both Houses; Heads to Governor’s Desk

 

SACRAMENTO - A bill establishing a streamlined permitting and inspection procedure for small, residential solar energy systems passed out of the California State Assembly today. Assembly Bill 2188 (Muratsuchi) takes aim at the patchwork quilt of costly ‘red tape’ permitting procedures in 500 cities and counties statewide promising to lower costs for homeowners and local governments alike.

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