| Mar 11, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The California Public Utilities Commission approved more than $9 million in solar research grants Thursday and also gave the go-ahead to a solar contract for the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. PG&E will move forward with a 25-year power purchase......
| Nov 10, 2009
| 9:33 PM
Not far from downtown Los Angeles, Comstock Homes is opening what it claims to be the largest solar-powered home community from a single builder. The Villages at Heritage Springs will take up 54 acres in Santa Fe Springs, and will......
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:20 PM
Makers of electric and plug-in hybrid cars are looking for ways customers can recharge their batteries other than a traditional electric outlet at home or a public charging station.
The Nissan Leaf's SL trim level includes a solar panel on the rear...
| Apr 22, 2009
Earth Day is upon us, and with it, several "green" events, including the broadcasting of "Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau" on public television and in schools. This is surprising at a time when government involvement in the environment is all the rage....
| Sep 17, 2011
| 5:09 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California schools are hurting. Budget cuts in the millions are causing school districts to find ways to save cash.
Some schools have laid off staff. Others have increased class sizes.
And some have spent millions on solar panels to trim...
| May 18, 2012
| 1:35 PM
Stocks closed out an ugly week. Despite initial euphoria surrounding the debut of Facebook on the public markets, the social network's shares barely popped above its offering price and failed to inspire investors to buy into the broader market.
| Apr 18, 2012
| 11:13 AM
Smartphones, burgers and oil wells may be big moneymakers, but they can’t compete when it comes to speed of expansion. The fastest-growing industries in the U.S. actually involve 3-D printers, solar panels, self-tanning products, Pilates and...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:24 PM
With demand for energy-efficient homes surging in Southern California, home builders are producing more houses with rooftop solar power systems than ever before.
About 4,000 new homes were built with a rooftop solar power system last year in...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Solar stocks were burning up Thursday, led by a 41% share price boom for SunPower, which this week said it sold a pair of massive Southern California solar power plants to a Warren Buffett company.
San Jose-based SunPower said in a filing with the...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:19 PM
This last week, I was able to catch up with Billy Dutton of Riding Currents, a group dedicated to promoting renewable energy, raising awareness about plastics in the ocean and recognizing the advancement of renewable energy and its application to...