Solar Power

August 6, 2014

PG&E Makes Progress Toward 33 Percent Renewables Goal

PG&E forecasts that it will supply about 27 percent of its 2014 electricity sales from renewable sources, according to a new report to the California Public Utilities Commission on the utility’s compliance with the state’s Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS).

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July 24, 2014

PG&E Recognized by Ceres, Clean Edge for Clean Electricity, Energy Efficiency Success

PG&E is ranked as a top utility for delivering clean electricity to its customers and implementing effective energy efficiency programs, according to a report released today (July 24) by Ceres, a leading environmental sustainability advocacy organization. Clean-tech sector research and advisory firm Clean Edge co-produced the report.

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June 9, 2014

Bright Ideas Grant Fuels Solar Energy Lesson for Fourth-Graders

Thanks to a PG&E Bright Ideas grant, Holly Oak Elementary teacher Bryan Feci recently taught his fourth-grade class in San Jose all about solar energy.

May 12, 2014

VIDEO: Tony Earley’s Remarks at the 2014 Annual Meeting

Here are the remarks by Tony Earley, the chairman, CEO and president of the PG&E Corporation at the annual shareholders meeting today (May 12).

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May 2, 2014

Bright Ideas Grant Helps Struggling Students Learn About Solar

It was an appropriate hot, sunny day in Lamont as more than a dozen students installed solar panels as part of the YouthBuild program through the Kern County Superintendent of Schools. The program received a $10,000 Bright Ideas Grant award from PG&E to support the workforce training in renewable energy for the 17- to 22-year-olds.

May 1, 2014

PG&E Recognized as Top Utility for Solar Megawatts Installed in 2013

PG&E has been ranked by the Solar Electric Power Association as the top utility for solar megawatts installed in 2013. It’s the sixth consecutive years that PG&E has topped that list.

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April 24, 2014

PG&E Participates in Desert Ceremony for Massive Solar Plant Generating Clean Energy

NextEra Energy Resources’ 250-megawatt Genesis Solar Energy Center in Riverside County will provide clean energy to be purchased by PG&E.

April 8, 2014

Rooftop Solar: A Growing Part of the Clean Energy Mix

PG&E’s celebration of its 100,000th solar customer reflects an amazing milestone, writes Jonathan Marshall in his NEXT100 blog. Thanks to the strong environmental ethic in our region, abundant sunshine, generous state and federal incentives and PG&E’s strong support, the utility now hosts about a quarter of all “rooftop solar” in the United States.

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April 3, 2014

With 100,000 Rooftop Installations, Solar Shines Brightly at PG&E

PG&E continues to chart its course as a national leader in renewable energy. The company is now home to more solar rooftop installations than any other place in the country. It has interconnected more than 100,000 solar rooftops, enabling more than 1,000 megawatts of rooftop solar power in its service area. That is enough to power about 225,000 customer homes for a year.

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March 26, 2014

PG&E Surpasses 20 Percent Renewable Energy Milestone, On Track for 2020 Goals

PG&E has reached an important milestone for California’s Renewables Portfolio Standard – the utility delivered 22.5 percent of its power from eligible renewable resources in 2013 and is on track to meet the state’s clean energy goals for 2020 and beyond.

March 20, 2014

Clean-Tech Fortune Telling

In this NEXT100 blog, Jonathan Marshall looks at a 2008 clean-technology forecast to show that forecasts don’t always foretell the future.

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March 6, 2014

Students Learn Benefits of Solar With Bright Ideas Grant

Students at Emerson Middle School in Bakersfield got to show off what they had learned thanks to a $5,000 PG&E Bright Ideas Grant. The program, which helps to increase the understanding of energy in public schools, allowed the school to buy kits to build solar-powered cars.

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February 24, 2014

PG&E’s Tony Earley Accepts Global Philanthropy Honor for Solar Habitat Program

PG&E and its Solar Habitat program was recognized during an annual event today hosted by the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP), an organization whose members are CEOs of some of the world’s biggest and most influential companies. PG&E CEO and Chairman Tony Earley accepted the award in New York City.

February 20, 2014

PG&E Volunteers Join Grid Alternatives to Install Solar Panels

Approximately 10 PG&E volunteers joined with solar job trainees from Grid Alternatives today to provide a Yuba City family with solar panels that will nearly eliminate their household electricity bills. The homeowners live in a Habitat for Humanity home completed in 1999.

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February 14, 2014

World’s Largest Concentrating Solar Power Project Flips Switch

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, located in California’s Mojave Desert, was officially dedicated on Thursday. PG&E is purchasing clean, renewable energy from the plant — the largest solar thermal plant in the world.

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