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First Solar begins construction on Cuyama solar power facility

By   /  Thursday, July 27th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on First Solar begins construction on Cuyama solar power facility

San Luis Obispo-based First Solar began construction of a 40 megawatt solar facility in Cuyama on July 25. Construction is expected to provide 200 jobs and the facility will generate enough electricity to power 16,000 homes on average when it is fully operational — displacing 30,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year. Peninsula Clean Read More →

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Our view: Reliable electricity a must for Highway 101 corridor

By   /  Friday, June 16th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Reliable electricity a must for Highway 101 corridor

Southern California Edison work crews have been tearing up streets in and around Santa Barbara, finally delivering on a promise to provide more stable electric power to part of the region that’s been ignored for decades. The disruptions and occasional power outages — at the Business Times’s offices on Carrillo Street they always happen on Read More →

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Proposed peaker plant in Oxnard bad idea because of flood vulnerability

By   /  Friday, July 24th, 2015  /  Energy, Op/Eds, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Proposed peaker plant in Oxnard bad idea because of flood vulnerability

Reliability is the key point emphasized in the Pacific Coast Business Times editorial July 17 (Oxnard peaker plant should be approved). During the CPUC evidentiary hearings held in May regarding the NRG proposal, the city of Oxnard provided proof based on state of the art scientific evidence that storm surge patterns and sea level rise Read More →

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California Energy Commission awards grants to two regional research projects

By   /  Monday, December 23rd, 2013  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on California Energy Commission awards grants to two regional research projects

Ron Pretlac of GreenTech Motors Corp. in Westlake Village and Peter Jardine of Shape Change Technologies in Thousand Oaks will receive almost $95K each from the Energy Innovations Small Grant Program.

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Down to the wire: Superconductor aims to make power lines more efficient

By   /  Friday, April 15th, 2011  /  Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Down to the wire: Superconductor aims to make power lines more efficient

Santa Barbara-based Superconductor Technologies has delivered samples of a wire that could change the way electric power is distributed in the United States.

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