New policy to help renters, apartment dwellers go solar (The Desert Sun)
"People have been talking about community solar for a long time," said Brad Heavner, policy director for the California Solar Energy Industries Association, a Sacramento-based trade group. "If it's a system that works, I think a lot of people are going to want to participate."
Sapa sells HatiCon to Mounting Systems GmbH
Sapa has sold its HatiCon operations to the German company Mounting Systems GmbH. HatiCon produces, markets and sells aluminium extrusion-based mounting systems for the solar industry.
The agreement reached today means that Mounting Systems GmbH, will with immediate effect take over the operations for HatiCon Germany GmbH including the US company HatiCon Solar, LLC.
Gov. Jerry Brown lays out vision at historic 4th inauguration (SF Gate)
“I think these are good, solid goals,” said Bernadette Del Chiaro, executive director of the California Solar Energy Industries Association in Sacramento. “By investing in clean energy, we are bringing jobs to California that can’t be outsourced. If you put solar on your roof, that job has to be done in California. Shifting to clean energy as ambitiously as the governor laid out today helps us achieve our clean-air goals and grow our local economy.”
CALSEIA Releases 2014 Annual Report
CALSEIA has pulled together a first-ever annual report, highlighting what the organization has accomplished, how we grew, and who helped contribute to our collective work in 2014. The report highlights CALSEIA's various policy and program accomplishments including key battles on NEM grandfathering, fire code issues, solar water heating, rates, grid modernization, among others.
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.