Tag Archives: Solar energy

Solar Industry to Boom in California

California’s Sempra Generation of Sempra Energy and Pacific Gas and Electric Company said today they have entered into a contract for 150 megawatts of solar energy at a plant called Copper Mountain Solar 2. The contract will last 25 years, will produce 175 green jobs and is made possible because Sempra Generation’s Mountain Solar complex has expanded in Boulder City, ...

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GM Equity Investment to Create Hundreds of Green Jobs

General Motors Ventures, a subsidiary that automaker General Motors (GM) created to explore technology advancement opportunities, recently announced an equity investment in Sunlogics – a company that develops and installs solar energy systems – which will generate 310 jobs in the United States and Canada. Some of the $7.5 million equity investment announced on July 28, 2011, will go to developing ...

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New York City working to boost solar energy use

New York City officials today highlighted plans to make the city more suitable for producing large amounts of solar energy – a possibility that exists on top of 80 percent of the city’s more than a million rooftops. An increase in the amount of solar power generated in the city can reduce strain on the city’s existing electric grid and ...

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California must improve solar permitting to boost green jobs

According to a new study released today by the Architecture, Engineering, Consulting, Operations and Management consultancy – or AECOM – California could increase its energy output by about 20 percent and thus boost its number of permanent green jobs by using less complicated solar permitting processes. These new solar permitting processes could help the state produce $5 billion more each ...

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Ecotech Institute Prepares Students For Green Technology Jobs

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Ecotech Institute, the first and only college focused entirely on preparing America’s workforce for jobs in renewable energy and sustainable design, announced June 14, 2011 that its solar and wind units on its Aurora, Colorado-based campus have produced more than 10,000 kilowatt hours of energy since opening this past January. The announcement comes before National Solar Day on June 18, ...

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