Solar Power


August 21, 2015

Supporting Customer Solar

Tony Earley writes about how PG&E is working to help support solar customers by reducing the time it takes to process an application to helping customers who struggle to afford the cost of solar.

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August 18, 2015

PG&E Calls for Proposals from Local Solar Developers for New Community Solar Program in 2016

PG&E’s new Community Solar Choice program will expand solar access to residential and commercial customers. It’s part of the utility’s ongoing commitment to support the growth of solar and will help customers reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their electricity usage.

August 14, 2015

Generating Cleaner Power for California

Tony Earley writes about how we must all be a part of the solution to curbing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming and how PG&E is setting the pace.

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August 12, 2015

PG&E Officials See Solar Habitat Funding Making a Difference

Abel and Margarita Medina own a home built by Habitat for Humanity and will soon receive rooftop solar thanks to support from PG&E. They met with PG&E officials and talked about how solar will help them save money.

August 11, 2015

How to Reduce Solar-Grid Interconnection Time by Nearly 80 Percent

Connecting a new rooftop solar customer safely to the electric grid typically takes about four weeks, due in part to lengthy applications and paperwork reviews. But what if that time could be drastically reduced? It’s possible, writes PG&E’s Aaron Johnson.

PG&E hooks up a new solar customer every 11 minutes. (Currents archive photo.)
August 5, 2015

Smart Energy Reform is the Key to a Clean Energy Future

California leads the nation in rooftop solar, energy efficiency and electric vehicles.Yet the energy policies and technologies that brought us this far won’t get us where we need to go next, PG&E’s Tony Earley writes.

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August 4, 2015

Clean Energy Reforms Need to Be Smart

California’s energy supply is cleaner and more diverse than ever. We lead the nation in rooftop solar, energy efficiency and electric vehicles.Yet the energy policies and technologies that brought us this far won’t get us where we need to go next, PG&E’s Tony Earley writes in the San Jose Mercury News.

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August 3, 2015

PG&E Proposes Smart Energy Reform in Support of Growth of Rooftop Solar

PG&E, which has interconnected more rooftop solar power than any utility in America, is proposing smart energy reform in support of sustainable growth of solar power as a vital resource for California.

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August 3, 2015

PG&E Grows Solar and Promotes STEM with Solar Suitcase Program

PG&E has selected 19 Northern and Central California schools to participate in the inaugural year of the Solar Suitcase Program. Under the program, students will build portable solar units, share their commitment to sustainability by participating in local projects and have an opportunity to share the solar suitcases with students in Kenya.

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July 23, 2015

PG&E Commits $1 Million to Solar-Powered Habitat for Humanity Homes

The Solar Habitat Program supports 18 local Habitat for Humanity affiliates and will provide solar power on 79 homes throughout Northern and Central California. For 10 years, PG&E’s Solar Habitat Program has provided more than $9.6 million to help meet the housing needs of deserving families.

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July 21, 2015

PG&E Surpasses 10,000 Solar Customers in Bakersfield, Fresno, San Jose

PG&E is celebrating the connection of 10,000 solar customers each in three of California’s largest cities — Bakersfield, Fresno and San Jose — as part of PG&E’s milestone of connecting the 175,000th solar customer to its electric grid. It’s clear: California residents are blazing a trail for solar adoption supporting a clean energy future.

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July 20, 2015

VIDEO: Solar Jobs Up for Grabs at PG&E-Sponsored Fair in San Francisco

PG&E’s Pacific Energy Center in San Francisco was the site of a solar job fair as hundreds of job seekers came to look for employment in a growing industry.As this video shows, the utility teamed with nonprofit Grid Alternatives on the job fair that provided professional photos for social networks, resume reviews and mock interviews.

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July 15, 2015

PG&E Grows Solar with $100,000 Grant to GRID Alternatives

PG&E pledged $100,000 to GRID Alternatives to ensure solar is reaching underserved communities throughout Northern and Central California.The announcement this week comes in support of the Obama administration’s recent call to increase access to solar energy for low- and moderate-income communities.

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July 8, 2015

PG&E Hosts San Jose Mayor, Silicon Valley Leadership Group CEO for Mayor’s Town Hall

Important issues — ranging from energy efficiency to helping businesses reduce energy costs — were discussed during a taped Town Hall Meeting with PG&E’s Helen Burt and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.

June 25, 2015

What Will the Future of Energy Look Like? (Hint: It’s the Color of Kermit the Frog)

If we’re doing our jobs right in the utility industry, customers don’t notice us much. The lights stay on, the gas keeps flowing, and people continue to live comfortably. But behind the scenes, a lot of strategizing and prognosticating is going on as PG&E leader Elisabeth Brinton shared at this week’s Grid Edge Live.

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