| Jul 11, 2013
| 11:18 AM
California had a banner year in solar installations in 2012, bringing the state 391 megawatts closer to its goal to install 3,000 megawatts by 2017.
According to a California Solar Initiative progress report by the Public Utilities Commission, those...
| Jul 2, 2013
I've known Eric Garcetti a long time. To use my Silver Lake apartment as a field office for his first City Council campaign, I bought my first-ever fax machine, which you can have. I even served as his communications director, where I distinguished myself...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:14 PM
A federal report released this week resolved an obscure argument: Which large-scale solar technology requires the most land?
The inside-baseball question is common among solar power developers. Those who espouse solar thermal technology frequently point...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:53 PM
An ornate courtyard leads into this Moroccan-style villa in Malibu equipped for off-the-grid living, using solar power, well water and satellite communication. Set on a promontory in Malibu, the home has mountain, ocean and Channel Islands views....
| Jul 5, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Utility-scale solar plants have been given priority over mining claims on federal lands, according to a decision announced Friday.
The federal Bureau of Land Management withdrew more than 300,000 acres of federal land in six Western states from...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 8:21 AM
The pilots of the first solar-powered plane to fly across America hope to transform the momentum of their historic flight into a grand-scale push for clean technology.
Solar Impulse pilot and project president Bertrand Piccard said his team was...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:34 PM
Documentary filmmaker Robert Lundahl’s latest work, "Who Are My People?," explores the effects of large-scale solar energy developments on Native American spiritual and cultural connections to Southern California’s scorched outback of creosote...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Amid reports of wind turbine blades flying off and a resulting flurry of damage control measures, engineering powerhouse Siemens said Monday the chief of its wind power division would step down, two weeks after announcing costs related to incidents in...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:30 PM
The U.S. had a record quarter in solar installation during the first three months of the year, installing 723 megawatts of photovoltaic capacity for a 33% increase over the same period last year. That represents nearly half of all new generation...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Renewable energy investments are heading toward developing countries that want to transition from pricey fossil fuels, a report said.
China led the way with $67 billion spent on solar, wind and other clean energy projects, more than half of the total...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:49 PM
As Los Angeles launches into its solar buyback program between companies and the L.A. Department of Water and Power, one rooftop power producer is exploring a way to avoid depending on utilities altogether.
Lyndon Rive, chief executive of San Mateo,...