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SimpliPhi Power to provide off-grid energy storage system in New Zealand

By   /  Thursday, October 5th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on SimpliPhi Power to provide off-grid energy storage system in New Zealand

Ojai-based SimpliPhi Power announced Oct. 3 that it had contracted with electricity distributor Powerco to build an off-grid renewable energy storage system called Base Power in New Zealand. The system provides supplemental or alternative energy to areas where upgrades to the network were not deemed to be cost effective. After initial trials, Powerco ordered 20 Read More →

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Simi Valley unveils solar array to power municipal facilities

By   /  Monday, September 25th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Simi Valley unveils solar array to power municipal facilities

The Simi Valley Police Department unveiled a new rooftop solar array and solar canopy parking structures that are expected to net it $15.5 million in savings over the next 20 years. The project will provide renewable energy to a third of the city of Simi Valley’s municipal facilities, the city announced after a ribbon cutting Read More →

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Navigating the land of Trump-portunities

By   /  Friday, December 9th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Navigating the land of Trump-portunities

By Mike Panesis Donald Trump is not my president. He is my country’s president, so we need to prepare for the next four years with him in charge. Most true entrepreneurs are constantly evaluating startup opportunities, especially during times of great change. President-elect Trump has issued an action plan for his first 100 days in Read More →

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Patagonia weighs in on climate change policies

By   /  Friday, October 7th, 2016  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Patagonia weighs in on climate change policies

In a widely circulated New Yorker magazine profile, Patagonia co-founder Yvon Chouinard fumed this summer about Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at the Democratic Party convention — complaining that including just one sentence about climate change fell far short of the mark. Apparently, we haven’t heard Patagonia’s last words on the matter of politics and climate Read More →

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PG&E replacing Diablo Canyon power won’t be easy

By   /  Friday, July 29th, 2016  /  Central Coast, Energy, Technology, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on PG&E replacing Diablo Canyon power won’t be easy

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Diablo Canyon’s long goodbye

By   /  Friday, June 24th, 2016  /  Central Coast, Energy, Top Stories, Top Story  /  Comments Off on Diablo Canyon’s long goodbye

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PG&E to close Diablo Canyon Power Plant by 2025

By   /  Tuesday, June 21st, 2016  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on PG&E to close Diablo Canyon Power Plant by 2025

Pacific Gas and Electric plans to close the Diablo Canyon Power Plant near Avila Beach by 2025, the company announced June 21. The nuclear power plant has been controversial since starting operations in 1985 because fault lines run under and near the plant. PG&E said in a news release that it has plans to replace Read More →

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