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Gov. Brown Starts Historic 4th Term Calling for More Rooftop Solar

Solar Industry Stands Ready to Build for the Brighter Future Called for by Gov.


Sacramento – In his historic fourth inaugural address, Governor Jerry Brown called for 50% renewable energy by 2030 and specifically for more rooftop solar power to meet the needs of California today, and tomorrow.

Friday, December 19, 2014 10:04 PM

Rooftop solar costs might keep falling, but not by much (The Desert Sun)

Bernadette del Chiaro — executive director of the California Solar Energy Industries Association, an industry trade group — believes that as utilities get closer to hitting their net energy metering caps, consumers could rush to sign up, leading the program to close as soon as mid-2015.

Monday, December 15, 2014 12:55 PM


Center for Sustainable Energy, in partnership with the Office of Planning and Research, Released New Permitting Guidebook On Eve of AB 2188 Going into Effect


On the eve of the nation’s first streamlined solar permitting law, AB 2188 (Muratsuchi), going into effect, a new resource guide aimed at helping cities and counties expedite and streamline the permitting process for all home solar energy systems was released today. 


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.


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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