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SLO County leads in solar, wind energy

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Energy, Latest news, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on SLO County leads in solar, wind energy

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Op/ed: Central Coast leads the way with solar energy, green tech jobs

By   /  Friday, February 7th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Central Coast leads the way with solar energy, green tech jobs

Anyone who thinks the clean energy economy isn’t working clearly needs to visit the Central Coast.

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California Valley Solar Ranch construction heats up

By   /  Friday, October 12th, 2012  /  Real Estate, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on California Valley Solar Ranch construction heats up

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Topaz Solar Farm stalls on financing

By   /  Friday, September 30th, 2011  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Topaz Solar Farm stalls on financing

Construction has started on one of the massive solar energy farms on San Luis Obispo County’s Carrizo Plain, but the other is stalled until a new buyer is found after a $1.9 billion loan backstop from the U.S. Department of Energy fell through. Dirt is moving on the California Valley Solar Ranch, a 250-megwattt installation Read More →

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New backer for SLO solar project

By   /  Wednesday, December 1st, 2010  /  Green Coast, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on New backer for SLO solar project

A new financial backer is pursuing federal loan backing for the smaller of the two utility-scale solar farms slated for the Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County.

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Bright, but not as big: Solar projects could be downsized to protect wildlife

By   /  Monday, November 8th, 2010  /  Features, Green Coast, Technology  /  Comments Off on Bright, but not as big: Solar projects could be downsized to protect wildlife

The two massive solar projects winding toward approval on San Luis Obispo County’s Carrizo Plain could end up generating 30 percent less energy than the 800 megawatts their corporate backers would prefer. That is according to draft environmental impact reports circulating for the California Valley Solar Ranch, backed by San Jose-based SunPower Corp., and the Read More →

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