SolarCraft Brings Solar Power to Marin’s New Emergency Operations Facility
County’s Emergency Services Building Now Powered by the Sun
Novato, CA(August 2014)—Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft announced the completion of a 518.5 kW solar power system at Marin County’s New Emergency Operations Facility in San Rafael, CA. Designed and built by SolarCraft, the County’s new solar panel system will reduce their carbon footprint while saving millions in utility costs in the years to come.
AB 2188 (Muratsuchi) Aims To Cut Byzantine Permitting Procedures For Homeowners Wins Bipartisan Support
May 27, 2014
Update 4:11pm, May 27. Final vote count is 58-8.
SACRAMENTO - A bill establishing a streamlined permitting and inspection procedure for small, residential solar energy systems passed out of the State Assembly today. Assembly Bill 2188 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.
SolarCraft Completes Installation of Solar Power System on Hess Production Facility Energy Independent Napa Valley Winery Enjoys Flat Energy Costs
Novato, CA(May 2014)—Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft announced the completion of a 649 kW solar power system at Hess Collection Winery providing nearly 100% of the electrical needs for its Napa, CA production facility. Designed and built by SolarCraft, the new system will reduce Hess’s utility costs by thousands every year, while reducing the load on the local utility grid.
New Report: Ranks Top U.S. Cities for Installed Solar – California Cities Lead the Way
Sacramento – Today, Environment California Research & Policy Center released a new report: “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution.” The report ranks Los Angeles #1 among major cities nationwide for the amount of installed solar power, and provides a first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar in major American cities. Closely following Los Angeles is San Diego in the 2nd spot, San Jose - 4th, San Francisco - 9th and Sacramento - 12th (Top 20 list below).
New Report: San Jose Ranks 4th Among Major U.S. Cities for Installed Solar
San Jose – Today, Environment California Research & Policy Center was joined at the Tech Museum of Innovation by San Jose Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen, the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) and local renewable energy advocates to release a new report: “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution.” The report ranks San Jose fourth in the nation for the amount of solar installed and second for per capita solar installations, and provides a first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar in major American cities (Top 20 list below).