Articles Tagged With ‘Solar Energy’




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Dawn Ortiz-Legg’s fluffed up resume

OPINION By SHARON TRUEX Dawn Ortiz-Legg, like most candidates, is great at “fluffing” her resume. Throughout her entire campaign, she has touted her qualifications as a “small business owner” and she has highlighted her experience with the regional solar company,... (Continue reading)

Go big on solar or go home

OPINION by ROGER FREBERG The impending draw down of Diablo Canyon raises a number of questions, not just for local government entities dependent on the huge tax windfall they’ve enjoyed for decades, but also for PG&E employees, the people who... (Continue reading)

Diablo Canyon closure the result of failed energy policies

OPINION by DAN CARPENTER If you live anywhere on the Central Coast, you’re aware by now that on June 21, PG&E announced it will not seek relicensing of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant when the licenses expire in 2024-2025.... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly seeking to build 18.5 acre solar farm

By John Lindt, Sierra 2 the Sea Cal Poly is seeking to build a five-megawatt solar farm on their land located on the east side of Highway 1 near the California Men’s Colony. Plans are for the solar farm, with... (Continue reading)

First Solar recruiting workers

First Solar is hosting a two-day job fair to recruit approximately 500 qualified local workers for the construction of a 280-megawatt solar plant in Monterey County, 27 miles east of Paso Robles, off of Highway 41. The job fair will... (Continue reading)

Grass fire at Topaz Solar Farm

A grass fire at the Topaz Solar Farm in San Luis Obispo County burned three acres on Wednesday afternoon, according to Cal Fire. Shortly after 2:30 p.m., Cal Fire responded to reports of a one acre grass fire that was... (Continue reading)

World’s largest solar farm operating in California Valley

Eastern San Luis Obispo County is now home to the world’s largest solar farm. [Green Tech] The 550-megawatt Topaz Solar Farm located in California Valley became fully operational late last month, and workers are expected to install the finishing touches... (Continue reading)

SLO economic agency does not support local business

OPINION BY JOHN EWAN Last fall, in three months’ time, the Economic Vitality Corporation of San Luis Obispo (EVC), raised over $100,000.00 in fees from SLO county residents installing photovoltaic systems. The EVC gave ¾ of this money, $78,000.00, to... (Continue reading)

REC Solar sells residential solar division

San Luis Obispo based REC Solar is selling its residential division with plans to focus on commercial clients. Rec Solar employs about 200 people on the Central Coast. Sunrun, a San Francisco based startup which raised about $155 million in... (Continue reading)

New energy in advancing solar bill

A bill recharging California’s renewable energy plans is expected to skip through the state Assembly and make it to Gov. Jerry Brown for signature. (San Francisco Chronicle) The measure by Assemblyman Henry Perea (D-Fresno) is considered the most significant energy... (Continue reading)



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