CALIFORNIA NEWS: Installations

Solar Installations in California, as in most states, are classified as Residential, Commercial and Utility Scale. This section provides news related to major Utility Scale developments, with partial coverage of the more significant Commercial developments and collective Residential capacity growth. Community Solar projects are reported in a later section.


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Los Angeles’s Low-Priced Solar Power Has Problems Coming Its Way

It has been more than a month that Los Angeles has signed a contract for record-cheap solar power and the officials are trying to deny it. The labor union is concerned over Mayor Eric Garcetti’s decision to put an end to the three gas-fired power plants. It has been clearly mentioned in the 25-year contract signed with 8minute Solar Energy that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will pay 2 cents per kilowatt-hour or lower. Read More →

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LA & 8Minute Solar ink lowest cost solar-plus-storage deal in U.S. history

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has signed a groundbreaking 25-year power purchase agreement with 8Minute Solar. The deal will make possible the largest municipal solar plus storage facility in the US. But the best part is the combined price for solar energy plus storage is just 3.3 cents per kilowatt-hour, the lowest ever in the US and cheaper than electricity from a natural gas powered generating plant. Read More →

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PG&E Free: Revolutionary Energy at Stone Edge Farm in Sonoma, California

With big bucks, access to the latest technology and technological wizards, citizens can by-pass PG&E. That’s what Mac and Leslie McQuown have done at Stone Edge Farm, a model of organic agriculture and a center for innovation in the field of energy. Read More →

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MCE completes 3-MW solar project in Napa County, California

California community choice aggregation (CCA) MCE has completed its first local, renewable energy project in Napa County, California. Along with developer Renewable Properties, MCE held a ribbon cutting for the 3-MW American Canyon Solar Project this month. Read More →

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Los Angeles has lined up record-cheap solar power. But there’s a problem

Los Angeles has been sitting on a contract for record-cheap solar power for more than a month — and city officials declined to approve it Tuesday because of concerns raised by the city-run utility’s labor union. Under the 25-year contract with developer 8minute Solar Energy, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power would pay less than 2 cents per kilowatt-hour — the lowest price ever paid for solar power in the United States. Read More →

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