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Nonprofit, tribal leaders celebrate California’s low-income community solar project

Nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives Inland Empire received a $2.5 million state grant to fund the project.

California adds more layers to its summer 2021 electric reliability effort

The regulatory orders were the latest in a series since last November and came in response to a mid-August 2020 heat wave that forced the CAISO to impose rotating power outages across California.

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PG&E and BMW expand electric vehicle test program in California

PG&E will work with BMW to send signals to EV drivers encouraging them to charge at times that support the grid.

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Hydrogen test locomotive wins $4 million from California Energy Commission

The project by Sierra Northern Railway will integrate hydrogen fuel cell, storage, battery, and systems control technologies.

Clean energy advocates are ready to do battle over California’s net energy metering program

The California Solar and Storage Association said it is urging regulators to prioritize consumer choice, energy reliability, and grid costs.

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California utilities allege $3b rooftop solar ‘cost shift’ in bid to change net metering rules

Solar advocates said the investor-owned utility proposal would hurt the state’s residential solar market and shift power from consumers to corporations.

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10 energy bills to watch in the 2021 state legislative session

From Hawaii banning fossil fuels to Kentucky outlawing floating solar PV, these 10 energy bills are worth watching in 2021

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California city eyes FEMA grant for solar+storage projects

The resilience grant money from the federal disaster agency would help pay for solar-based microgrids at five city-owned locations.

Bus maker Gillig adds solar+storage at California plant

The 3 MW project will power a vehicle assembly line and charge battery-electric transit buses.

Watch: White Pine completes a floating solar project, one of the largest in the US

The 4.8 MW floating PV installation in California dethrones the country’s previous largest, located in metro New York City.