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California becomes first U.S. state to mandate solar PV systems on new homes

The California Energy Commission announced yesterday the  adoption of building standards that require solar photovoltaic systems starting in 2020. The building energy efficiency standards, which are the first in the nation to require solar, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an amount equivalent to taking 115,000 fossil fuel cars off the road.

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HelioPower Successfully Emerges from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

HelioPower, Inc., a leading solar power integration firm based in California, announced this week that it has successfully completed its corporate and financial reorganization. The reorganization plan, under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code, substantially de-leverages the company’s ongoing business and stabilizes the financial health of the business.

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HelioPower Completes 215.7kW Solar Power System for SkyRose Ranch

US-based provider of integrated energy solutions HelioPower announced the successful completion of a 215.7 kiloWatt (kW) DC commercial photovoltaic system at the Southern California facility of SkyRose Ranch.

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Paring solar PV with battery storage could virtually eliminate electric bills for affordable housing owners in California

New economic analysis makes the case for including battery storage in California’s billion-dollar investment plan for expanding solar access to low-income residents.

A new report demonstrates how battery storage combined with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems would lead to significant electric bill savings for both property owners and residents of multifamily affordable rental housing in California.

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E.ON Solar Builds Its First Facility in California

San Francisco-based E.ON Solar (U.S.), a part of E.ON SE, a global leader in energy solutions, announced yesterday  the completion of Alamo Solar (Alamo) in San Bernardino County, California. The 20 MW (AC) photovoltaic solar facility, located near the town of Oro Grande, marks E.ON’s first solar project executed in the state and is the latest expansion of a growing U.S. footprint.

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