As of Jan 1st, All New California Homes Must Have Solar Panels!!

California’s home solar mandate is now in effect. All newly constructed single-family homes (and most low-rise apartment buildings) are [...]

California Energy Policy: Renewables on the Frontline

While California has some of the world’s most ambitious renewable energy targets, it also has some startlingly unique challenges. [...]

After A Million Solar Roofs, Former State Governors Call For A Million Solar Batteries

Two former governors were in Clovis today to celebrate renewable energy milestones. At Clovis Unified’s Buchanan High School, Arnold [...]

West Coast Legislators Are at a Solar Crossroad

The West Coast is in a transitional period for solar policy. Washington, Oregon and California statehouses are either fresh [...]

California Utilities, Aggregators Authorized to Procure 3.3 GW of Clean Energy by 2023

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) authorized the state’s utilities and community choice aggregators (CCAs) to procure 3,300 megawatts [...]

California Energy Commission Defers Decision on SMUD Community Solar Proposal

The California Energy Commission held a hearing on Wednesday, November 13, to discuss the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)’s SolarShares [...]

California Demands 3.3GW of New Resources as Grid Shortfall Looms

Procurement is a boon for solar-storage, demand response and other clean resources, and could forestall last-ditch option of keeping [...]

California Signs ‘Clean Power, Smart Power’ Bill Into Law

Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif., has signed into law a bill designed to help California meet its electric grid reliability [...]

California Governor Signs Bill to Assess Cost of Shutting Down Oil Facilities

As the state works to combat climate change and move toward a fossil fuel-free future, Governor Gavin Newsom recently [...]

Recent Changes to California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program, Explained

A CPUC commissioner breaks down California’s attempt to help wildfire-vulnerable communities gain access to batteries. California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program [...]