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U.S. Solar Market Grows 76% in 2012

Original Article and Sources:  www.seia.org Now an Increasingly-Competitive Energy Source for Millions of Americans Today WASHINGTON, DC and BOSTON, MA – GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association® (SEIA®) today released U.S. Solar Market Insight: Year-in-Review 2012, the definitive… Read more »

Betting on Chinese Solar is a Crapshoot

by Travis Hoium. www.fool.com original article: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/02/26/betting-on-chinese-solar-is-a-crapshoot.aspx An increase in shipments should be good for any company, especially a manufacturing company. But even increasing shipments doesn’t look like it can save the Chinese solar industry from a prolonged, painful consolidation…. Read more »

7 Myths About Solar

Original Post: Solar Power World How to get the public excited about solar power is a hot issue right now, as discussed in this Solar On the Street video from PV America (hint, you may see a familiar face). As… Read more »

Planets Align to Nurture Solar (And Wind) Grid Storage

Original Post: Solar Power World America’s grid is the largest and oldest grid in the world, requiring the most attention, improvement and money.  Mark Johnson of the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E agency program commented at a conference that the grid… Read more »

Santa Barbara County 2nd District Supervisor Janet Wolf speaks during a celebration at her home Tuesday to launch the second year of the Community Environmental Council’s Solarize Santa Barbara program. Wolf and her husband installed a 22-panel solar power system… Read more »

St. Thomas Aquinas Goes Solar with California Solar Electric

Ojai, CA, March 2010 – Let there be light – and luckily for us, there is plenty of it in Southern California, making solar power the most popular, environmentally-friendly alternative to utility generated electrical power. Ojai-based California Solar Electric has… Read more »

EchoFirst and California Solar Electric Join Forces

EchoFirst Inc.™ and California Solar Electric Join Forces to Deliver Revolutionary Echo® Solar Systems to Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties June 15, 2011 – OJAI, CA. California Solar Electric has signed an agreement with EchoFirst Inc.™ to deploy the Echo®… Read more »

Tom Burt Joins Sales Team

California Solar Electric’s Newest Member – Tom Burt Joins Sales Team Ojai, CA – Tom Burt, previously one of the owners and founders of Sun Pacific Solar Electric in Santa Barbara, CA, joins California Solar Electric as their newest sales… Read more »

City of Santa Barbara to Honor Solar Power Projects

City of Santa Barbara to Honor Solar Projects on September 27, 2011 SANTA BARBARA, CA – September 27, 2011 The City of Santa Barbara is scheduled to honor the owners of 97 single family residences, including 20 solar energy contractors,… Read more »