California

Leading CEO’s Ask Newsom to Dedicate $500 Mn in Hydrogen Infrastructure Funds

Executives of Major Energy Companies Point to Public Sector Support to Bolster Millions in Private Sector Investment In a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom, executives of 25 multi-national companies today called for major new investments in hydrogen infrastructure in the Golden State. “At this still early stage in market development, the signal California sends on […]

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SunPower Releases “Solid” Financial Results for Q1 2021

SunPower, a California-headquartered solar power generation and energy storage company, has released its financial results for the first quarter of 2021 ended April 4, 2021. The company’s GAAP revenue increased from $290.5 millions in Q1 2020 to $306.4 millions in Q1 2021. GAAP loss decreased by $57.6 million, including $44.7 million related to a mark-to-market loss […]

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WattEV to Build ‘Megawatt E-Truck Stop’; aims for 12,000 HD Electric Trucks on California Roads by 2030

A small start-up with big ambitions is making a serious splash in the truck transport world by building the nation’s first 25-megawatt, solar-powered, electric-only public truck stop to serve electric truck transport between California’s fast-growing Central Valley and Southern California’s bustling ports and shipping hubs. WattEV, founded by an experienced team of telecommunications and satellite […]

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Mitsubishi Power and Powin Partner to Enhance California’s Grid Reliability with Two Battery Energy Storage Projects

Southern Power has awarded Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. and Powin, LLC an order for two utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) projects totaling 640 megawatt hours (MWh). These projects will enhance California’s grid reliability with additional flexible resource capacity for integrating intermittent renewable energy into the grid. The BESS projects are among the first collocated […]

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Hydrostor to Develop 1 GW Energy Storage Facility in California

Hydrostor has announced the development of a 1 GW of long duration energy storage project in the state of California. Hydrostor, a long-duration energy storage solution provider, announced the development of 1,000 MW (1 GW) of long duration energy storage project in the state of California. The California Public Utilities Commission has identified a need […]

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Sol Systems Flips the Switch at Seven Solar Projects at Walmart Stores Across California

Sol Systems announces the completion of solar energy systems totaling 6.5 megawatts (MW) at seven Walmart stores across California. The portfolio includes a mixture of solar energy systems installed on the rooftops and parking lot carports. The portfolio is part of an ongoing partnership and will provide power directly to Walmart stores in Burbank, Calexico, […]

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Apple Commits to More Clean Energy, With Energy Storage Marking a new Frontier

Apple has announced that it is investing in a major energy storage project in California to pilot new solutions for renewable infrastructure. Apple has announced that over 110 of its manufacturing partners around the world are moving to 100 percent renewable energy for their Apple production, with nearly 8 gigawatts (GW) of planned clean energy […]

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Rio Tinto Selects Heliogen’s Solar Tech to Provide Clean Energy to Boron Mine

International mining and metals company Rio Tinto and renewable energy technology company Heliogen today announced an agreement to explore the deployment of Heliogen’s breakthrough solar technology at Rio Tinto’s borates mine in Boron, California. Under a Memorandum of Understanding, Heliogen will deploy its proprietary, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered technology at the Boron operation, where it will […]

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PG&E Surpasses California’s 2020 Renewable Energy Goal

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) exceeded California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) goal requiring energy providers to deliver 33% renewable energy by the end of 2020. PG&E estimates that it delivered over 35% from specified eligible-renewable resources to its customers last year, according to its recent Form 10-K. Overall, more than 88% of the electricity PG&E […]

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